John Bassmaji majored in Arts, Entertainment, & Media Management in the concentration of the music business at Columbia College Chicago (B.A. ’11). He is currently the Business Manager of Miller Street Studios for Owner/Chief Engineer Joseph “Dante” Gallagher. John works on the branding of the studio’s services as well as the marketing of the nationally accredited audio engineering program to prospective students. He teaches music industry courses that give aspiring professionals an in-depth understanding of publishing and marketing of the arts.
John is a mastermind of relationship building and developing business plans that integrate multiple entities in execution of profit generating projects. He began his collegiate studies in the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago under the mentoring of one James J. Gillespie (Ph.D., J.D.). His experience in the music industry began as he discovered and invested into the intellectual properties of a highly touted artist known as Mike Petro, aka meLLo. From there, he took on his passion of expanding on a business venture by educating himself at Columbia College Chicago under the guidance of industry professionals such as Ajay Gosain, Kimo Williams, and Justin Sinkovich to name the least. John currently specializes in music publishing, marketing of the arts, and artist management.