Red Carpet Interview
2012 Lifetime Achievement Music Publication – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
Music Connection magazine was founded by J. Michael Dolan (www.jmichaeldolan.com] in 1977. The publication quickly became a “must read” for industry executives, and a trusted advocate for musicians and songwriters, who promptly dubbed it “the musician’s bible.” Shortly thereafter, Michael created Songwriter Connection magazine, which became part of the MC family of invaluable products and services. That publication was later sold to a privately held company. As Music Connection continued to grow and evolve Michael saw the need to provide a more contemporary method for musicians to communicate with each other. Utilizing the power of the MC brand, Michael created the AMP network, a private membership organization that catered to Artists, Musicians and Players. Subsequently, in order to tie-in all of the company’s products and services including all three websites and the monthly magazine, Michael created a subscription-based Weekly Bulletin (email blast) which provides exclusive news and opportunities for people who work in the music industry, and also helps the company stay in constant communication with its readers and customers. In 2010, Michael sold his shares of Music Connection Inc. to E. Eric Bettelli.
Founder Michael Dolan retired from the company in May 2010. Eric Bettelli is now the sole Publisher, with Senior Editor Mark Nardone promoted to Associate Publisher/Senior Editor. The company’s website added original video production by Associate Editor/Videographer Andy Mesecher, including video interviews with a wide range of artists, including Grace Potter and Circa Survive