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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.

Whether you’re interested in the recording and production side or in music composition, live performance, and teaching, the music industry includes hundreds of careers that require expert skills and talent from its professionals.

Knowledge and Skills

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

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

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

Career and Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.