Former Music Major Finds Entertainment Law Hits all the Right Notes

Emma Merangulyan
Emma Merangulyan ’18

A classically trained pianist, Emma Merangulyan ’18 was looking for a way to transpose her performance background into a career that bridged music and the law. She found it at Loyola, where she is gaining experience in entertainment law.

Last summer, Merangulyan was able to combine her musical and legal aspirations through a summer externship at The Music Sales Group, an international publishing conglomerate.

“It was an incredible experience — I went in with very little knowledge about the publishing industry and left with a much greater understanding of the way it functions, as well as the music industry as a whole,” Merangulyan says.

She worked closely with the copyright department, applying her background as a classical pianist. “I was constantly surrounded by creative people and those who have a passion for music, which made the entire experience so important.”

Merangulyan also has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to network with people in the entertainment industry through Loyola’s  Entertainment & Sports Law Society, for which she serves as social chair. The group regularly distributes information about panels and events in the area, also hosting its own events on campus where students can listen to and learn from experienced entertainment attorneys.

“What I like most about the Loyola community is the incredible ambition and hard work that surrounds me,” Merangulyan says. “I'm inspired by both the students and professors on a daily basis, and I’m so grateful to be around such driven, committed people.”

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