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Industry insiders speak on music business in crisis

caitlinhardee

December 1, 2011

"I didn't invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella." Spoken by big-time A&R rep character Dennis Hope in "Almost Famous," these words have resounded throughout the years. Major record labels have historically been seen as safe havens, bastions of wealth and influence, with pockets...

Dean de Benedictis embarks on mountainous musical odyssey

Dean de Benedictis embarks on mountainous musical odyssey

caitlinhardee

September 8, 2011

In Whitman's vibrant liberal arts setting, it's common to find students who are equally devoted to creative pursuits and the great outdoors. This August, The Pioneer spoke with a musician who embodies this philosophy: Dean de Benedictis, son of 10-time Emmy Award nominee Dick DeBenedictis. Dean de Benedic...

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