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 — Indiana University

Surviving and Thriving in the Record Business:
The Life and Times
of Music Industry Executive Logan Westbrooks

An Undergraduate Discussion Supper in celebration of Black History Month

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

Early in his career in the music industry, Logan H. Westbrooks was hired by Capitol Records to promote "albums by black, country, and pop artists such as Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Glen Campbell, The Lettermen, Bobby Gentry, and Cannonball Adderley." He went on to work for CBS Records as the company's first director of special markets and promoted such R&B number one hits as "If You Don't Know Me by Now" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Bill Paul; to serve as director of special markets for Columbia Records International and managing executive of CBS Africa; and to serve as vice president of marketing for Soul Train Records. A pioneer in the music industry, Westbrooks has been key in promoting black artists and executives and was "instrumental in promoting over 25 platinum and gold records." His writings include The Anatomy of a Record Company: How to Survive in the Record Business. In his remarkable career, he has also been a philanthropist, founding the Helping Hands Home for Boys nonprofit in Los Angeles; an educator; an entrepreneur; and a pastor. Join Logan Westbrooks for supper and a conversation about his career and about the music industry, past, present, and future.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate supper, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Westbrooks" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) or study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, in collaboration with the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC).

Mr. Westbrooks will deliver the following public lectures:

Monday, Feb. 4, 5-6 p.m.
"Bustin' Loose: Breaking Racial Barriers in the Music Industry"
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) Grand Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
"Black Leadership in the Music Industry"
Showers (Bloomington) City Hall, 401 N. Morton

Special exhibits related to his visit include:

Friday, Feb. 1: Opening of exhibit on the
black music industry at
Showers (Bloomington) City Hall, 401 N. Morton

Through February
Logan H. Westbrooks Collection Exhibit
NMBCC Bridgewaters Lounge

For more details on these events, as well as additional information on Westbrooks and his collection at the AAAMC, click here.

Joining AAAMC in co-sponsoring Westerbrooks' visit to campus are the Liberal Arts and Management Program; Bloomington City Hall; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; the African American Arts Institute; the Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, American Studies and Folklore and Ethnomusicology; and the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

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