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Music Business

Music Business


The Music Business program is an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for today's music industry. The certificate and degree with a music business emphasis are designed for both the performing musician and the business student with limited performing experience. This program combines a flexible curriculum with an emphasis in business and marketing, along with music industry related courses and experiences.

Students in the program will gain skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • Copyrighting
  • Digital audio recording and editing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Internet business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music industry personnel
  • Small business structure

Careers in music business include business manager, independent radio promoter, concert promoter, artist manager, talent agent, entrepreneur, and retail sales manager.

Program Certificate & Degree Options

In this program you can earn the following:

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact the Transfer Center for specific information on transfer requirements. Music Business students must see an advisor in the Music Building prior to enrollment every semester.

Employment Outlook

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