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Joe Rapolla


Specialist Professor

MBA, Monmouth University

Office: Woods Theatre, Room 215

Phone: 732-263-5214


Fall 2015 Office Hours:
By appointment


Joe Rapolla is the Music Industry Program Director (MBA ‘90, Monmouth). A recognized music industry innovator, he built and led Integrated Marketing departments at Universal and Warner Music Group. He also helped build a Direct-To-Consumer Marketing Agency and a Social Research Agency, and ran marketing for the video game division of Def Jam Enterprises. Professor Rapolla has directed programs for top talent, such as Madonna, Bon Jovi, U2, Green Day, 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. He is also a performing songwriter and producer. He has released three studio CD's and film soundtrack, collaborates with top writers and artists in NYC and Nashville, and continues to perform locally and abroad.