Joe Rapolla

Teacher, Writer, and Musician in New Jersey

Joe Rapolla

Teacher, Writer, and Musician in New Jersey

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Joe is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department at Monmouth University where he has redesigned the Music Business & Entertainment program and launched Blue Hawk Records.

Joe is also a Marketing & Strategy Consultant for music, media, entertainment and consumer brands. He built and headed Integrated Consumer Marketing departments at both Universal Music and Warner Music Group where he successfully introduced and created Direct-To-Consumer Marketing / CRM strategies, campaigns and platforms. He also co-founded and ran a D2C/CRM Marketing Agency and Social Research Agency. Joe also headed marketing for a video game start-up partnered with Def Jam Enterprises.

Joe has directed programs for top talent, such as Madonna, Bon Jovi, U2, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, and has partnered with the world's leading entertainment, media, and consumer brands and agencies. He has earned multiple Gold Records for his work at the music companies.

Joe has entrepreneurial, corporate, and senior administration experience, as well as trusted & longstanding relationships across media & entertainment brands, and arts organizations, globally.

Joe holds an MBA with concentrations in Management and Marketing.

Joe is also a performing songwriter & producer. He has released three studio albums and film soundtrack, served as producer on multiple projects, collaborates with top writers and artists in NYC and Nashville, and continues to perform locally and abroad.