Entering The Music Industry: A Fireside Chat with Sophia Chang

  • 28 Nov 2017
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • NYU - Global Center C95


Entering The Music Industry: A Fireside Chat with Sophia Chang

Please join Women in Music and NYU’s Clive Davis Institute in welcoming the dynamic multi-hyphenate Sophia Chang as she speaks about the importance of mentorship and forging one’s path in the music industry despite the myriad obstacles. Sophia's lengthy resume includes doing A&R at Jive, managing members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo, heading A&R Administration and Operations at UMG, running a Shaolin Temple, producing major fashion shows, writing a screenplay, and doing biz dev for a cannabis company. She is currently writing a memoir and just sold a show to CBS. In addition to sharing her illustrious journey, she will engage in a discussion about the importance of mentorship with her mentee Alyssa Castiglia, an A&R at Island Records. 

Light refreshments will be served.

About Sophia Chang:

Sophia Chang is a music business matriarch who worked with Paul Simon and managed ODB, RZA, GZA, Q Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D'Angelo. Her record company experience includes marketing at Atlantic, A&R at Jive, running A&R Admin and Operations at Universal, and acting GM of Cinematic Music Group, the label and management company for Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, and Mick Jenkins. In 1995 Sophia left the music business to manage her then partner’s USA Shaolin Temple and have two children. During her time in fashion she produced runway shows for Vivienne Tam and“Project Runway All Stars." She was also an account executive at digital agency Sarkissian Mason. She sold a screenplay which she sold to HBO and has developed other film and TV properties. Most recently she was VP of Business Development at MedMen. She is currently writing a memoir about her life in hip hop entitled RAISED BY WU-TANG.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7:30pm-9:00pm

NYU's Clive Davis Institute
238 Thompson Street - 
Global Center C95

New York, NY 


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