The Vanderveers: Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer & Ebony Rae Vanderveer
Lecturers in Music Industry (Creativity and Artist Development), Music Industry

The Vanderveers are co-owners of inRage Entertainment—a multi-genre, full-service entertainment and production company in Los Angeles, with a current focus in artist development and music and content production. Automatic, InRage’s founder and Grammy-nominated Sony music producer, worked directly with Michael Jackson creating two acts Michael signed to his label, MJJ Records (Brownstone, Quo). He garnered a double production deal with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis’ label Perspective Records/A&M after which he provided music for TV and film (Jamie Foxx Show, Sister, Sister, Taste and Crush).Automatic has produced music for artists such as Pink, Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Cher, James Brown and Raven Simone. He has also produced songs for Interscope, Polygram, RCA, A&M Records, Prospective, Morgan Creek, Fox Searchlight, American Airlines and the WB Television Network. In 2015, Automatic launched inRage Entertainment with partner and wife Ebony, a magna cum laude alumna of USC’s Thornton School of Music. The pair has been working in K-pop since 2012 starting with their first collaboration with XIA JUNSU, Uncommitted. Uncommitted debuted at #1 in Korea and China and held the #1 spot on charts worldwide. Their second collaboration with XIA, Incredible, debuted at #1 on Japan’s Tower Records Charts and iTunes charts and it debuted at #5 on Billboard’s World Album Charts. Rock The World and Twice’s I’m Gonna Be A Star, co-written by the Vanderveers and have both gone on to top charts and become fan favorites in Asia and abroad. 

inRage Entertainment 

inRage Entertainment is a multi-genre family of artists. We’re a home for the underdogs. An encouraging environment for artists to feel free to express themselves, no matter their background or story.

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Bobby Borg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Program, Professor of Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Robert Beamer
Lecturer in Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Lauren Kop
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Gigi Johnson
Academic Administrator (Emeritus), Director, Center for Music Innovation
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting)
David MacFadyen
Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (History of Music Industry, Music and the Internet, Digital Humanities)
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer in Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
Dae Bogan
Lecturer in Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Adam Moseley
Lecturer in Music Industry (Studio Production)
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer in Music, Music Industry (Artistic Outreach and Citizenship)
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor of Music (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor in Musicology (Forensic Musicology)
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Stig Edgren
Lecturer in Music Industry (Concerts and Live Events)
Tiffany Naiman
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music Industry; Instructor, Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music)
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer in Music (Electronic Music), Music Industry (Audio Engineering)
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Music, Mind, and Brain)

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