Joe has built and led Award Winning Marketing departments at the biggest record companies in the world, Universal and Warner Music Group.


Joe Rapolla has released three studio CD's and a film soundtrack, collaborates with top writers and artists in NYC and Nashville, and continues to perform internationally.


Joe has earned multiple Gold Records for his work. He is also a songwriter, musician and producer.



Joe Rapolla is the Chair of the Music & Theater Arts Department and Music Industry Program Director ( at Monmouth University in New Jersey.

In the studio...

A Long Long Time Ago…


Music, music culture and technology have evolved over the past century.  In an interactive setting Joe will discuss what has changed, what is the same, with music and the music industry? With his guitar, Joe will discuss how these changes have reshaped the way we create, discover, and listen to music.