The NYU Steinhardt community (particularly its prestigious Music Business Graduate program) has actively supported Kathryn N. Sano & The Music Business Network's endeavors since its inception in December of 2008. On top of continuous promotion of The Network's events, Ms. Sano received recognition as a student and has continued to do so as an alumna.
The NYU Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization bestowed Ms. Sano with the great honor of the Star Award (for distinguished service and contribution to the NYU Steinhardt graduate student community) in 2010.
"Kathryn Sano, a student in the Music Business program was nominated for her drive and dedication to create new and innovative models in her field. Kathryn is also praised for her work ethic, consistency, and professionalism. One of her most impressive accomplishments has been the formation of The Music Business Network, a much needed platform for students to gain contacts and network with each other."
The NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions recognized Ms. Sano's contributions for her work in VeloCity (The Official NYU Music Business Blog) due to her having been asked to write an article derived from her final M.A. Colloquy project (about how artists can utilize web analytics to further their careers) for ASCAP’s Playback magazine.