In addition to his musical endeavors as an artist, Urban was Vice President of Industry Relations at MP3.com, where he opened the door for independent musicians to reach worldwide audiences through online distribution. During his tenure at MP3.com, he worked with The Eagles, TLC, Alanis Morissette, The Goo Goo Dolls and more. Will Urban is also a frequent speaker at music conferences such as CMJ, 2NMC, IAJE and Eat’m. Urban continues to compose for film and television, performs live with different bands, assists artist with their development and marketing and speaks at various conferences.When The Untouchables came to perform at University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium in 1986 and allowed an unassuming teenager to sit in with them on a couple numbers, it was just the beginning. After that taste, Will Urban was hooked and knew that he wanted more. Since then, Urban has toured as a member of The English Beat and performed with groups such as Squeeze, Billy Idol, The Specials and Hootie and The Blowfish. Some of his credits composing for film and television include commercials for Pepsi, a Sundance film titled Heimgang and television shows House, T.R.A.X. and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.
What he is proud of: “ I was thrilled to see one of the films I composed the music for go to Sundance, and a television show be picked up for worldwide syndication. From the performance angle, there is nothing like looking into an audience of several thousand fans to see them sing along with my songs. Being able to meet and perform with other artists that I have long admired has also brought me quite a lot of personal satisfaction.”
“Everyone at RADCO Music Group that I have met, and worked with has been absolutely fantastic—professional, knowledgeable and totally dedicated to music and the entertainment business and how it touches peoples lives. Rick DePiro and I have worked together in one capacity or another successfully for many years now. There is an intimate understanding of what artists and customers (including PMEL students) need and want—I think this is due to so many people at RADCO being musicians themselves. RADCO makes it possible for all levels of our communities to actively participate in music.”