Author Spotlight

Tom Sturges is a mentor, teacher, coach, and volunteer, and the father of two sons. He is the executive vice president and head of creative for Universal Music Publishing Group.  Tom also created a learning program that develops creativity in children via the writing of lyrics, melodies, and recording the finished songs. Every Idea Is a Good Idea has been an integral element of the MBUSD Gate Program for five of the last six years, reaching more than 360 students. Tom also teaches The Music Business Now at UCLA Extension, a course central to the UCLA Music Business Certificate Program.  Sturges, who lives in Manhattan Beach, California, is a golfer, and an inventor, and the son of legendary writer and director Preston Sturges. He is also the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy Of Recording Arts and Sciences.