Backstage Pass is an annual music industry news and information publication created and edited by students at the University of the Pacific preparing for careers in the music business. Written communication in all forms is prized throughout the entertainment industry, whether the piece is an opinion article published in a trade publication or a succinct memorandum of understanding detailing the particulars of a performance agreement.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2019)

Letter from the Editor


Letter from the Editor
Keith Hatschek

Concert and Album Reviews


Guns N' Roses in Spain
Ailey L. Butler


Meet Cody Simpson
Veronica Martinez

Opinion Pieces


15 Seconds of Fame
Graham McLaren-Finelli


The Trending Killer
Diana Ventura

Industry Profile

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Editor, Concert and Album Reviews
Nicole Wasnock, University of the Pacific, 2020
Editor, Industry News & Analysis
June Benoit, University of the Pacific, 2022
Editor, Industry Profiles
Axel Tanner, University of the Pacific, 2021
Keith Hatschek, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific
Publication Manager
Michele Gibney, University Libraries, University of the Pacific