Faculty Name

Al Thrash, M.B.A.


Instructor, Music Business Management




404-270 -5476

Office Location

Milligan Room 2102


A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Al Thrash has over 20 years of experience working in the music and entertainment business. He started his career as a college marketing representative with BMG Distribution. Upon graduating, he landed a full-time position in Atlanta, and later Nashville, TN, handling sales and marketing duties for some of BMG’s biggest platinum selling artists. After seven years with the company, he left to pursue his own dreams of entrepreneurship and partnered with a college friend to launch a music consulting company, Own Music LLC. They were successful in curating events and securing endorsements for music artists with brands such as Coca Cola, Adidas, T Mobile, Essence Music Festival and Miller Coors.

In 2008, Thrash joined Thirty Tigers, one of the premiere music distribution companies in the industry and is currently employed as a project manager. In 2011, he developed curriculum and began teaching music business courses at Morehouse College, and later joined the faculty in the School of Music at Georgia State University as professor of practice in music management. Thrash holds an M.B.A. from Clark Atlanta University, and a B.A. in business administration from Morehouse College.


Courses Taught

Music Business Management and Entrepreneurship