Alumni Experiences

Steven Slate, ‘03


Steven Slate is the founder and CEO Slate Companies, which include Slate Drums, Slate Digital, Slate Media Technology and Audio Legends. Steven Slate’s enterprises have pioneered the most successful analog-modeled DSP audio technology available to date, and have created the number-one selling microphone and control-surfaces in the United States.

Emily White, ‘05


Artist manager Emily White began with her highly successful music management and consulting business, Whitesmith Entertainment, and has now collaborated with two long-term collabrators to create Collective Entertainment, an internationally respected and highly innovative talent management company that focuses on unique approaches to digital marketing, touring, merchandising and social media strategy.

Nick Palmacci, ‘07


Nick Palmacci first became an industry leader as senior manager at Fenway Recordings, representing MGMT, The Cribs, Doves & Mission Of Burma, having come of age as an A&R specialist at Columbia Records. He is now General Manager and Partner at TMWRK Management in New York City, where he oversees a roster of talent that includes Dillon Francis, Ariel Rechtshaid, Tourist, Cashmere Cat and Lunice, among others.

Andrew Sellers, ‘08


Andrew Sellars is Director of the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic, where Boston University law students advise MIT students on braving the intellectual property challenges and regulatory frontiers that may affect their innovation-related academic and extracurricular projects.

Woody Black, ‘15


Woodson Black is a Northeastern graduate from the Berkshires who has found a mesmerizing, atmospheric and intimate voice, with a synthesis of folk and popular styles, that has touched a rapidly growing audience of enthusiastic listeners.

Matt Quinn, ‘17


In 2017, Matt Quinn’s newly formed rock group, Mt. Joy, re-released a song of his entitled “Silver Lining,” which has gone on to accumulate more than 14.5 million streams on Spotify, propelling the band to national visibility and fan loyalty.