MUSIC BUSINESS
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

MUSIC BUSINESS
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE

OVERVIEW

The 90-credit Associate of Science in Music Business degree provides students with in-depth training in a diverse range of subjects encountered in today’s music industry. In addition to courses in entertainment law, music publishing and licensing, record labels, distribution, and personal management, our Associate of Science degree also includes music industry history, international music publishing, accounting and finance, marketing, and visual media.

During the course of the program students partake in two internships as well as music courses covering song structure, recording & production, and critical listening skills. MI Music Business instructors share real-world experience earned from working with major artists & record label executives; music supervisors for film & TV; publishing consultants; and media outlets.

Our Associate of Science in Music Business degree prepares students to work as music industry professionals in various areas, including (but not limited to) record labels, music publishing, artist management, touring, and entrepreneurship.

CURRICULUM

  • Entertainment law
  • Music publishing and licensing
  • Record label and distribution
  • Music industry history
  • International music publishing
  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing
  • Visual media
  • Touring
  • Entrepreneurship

* Music Industry 1 – 4 courses include:

  • Label Structure & Talent Acquisition
  • Distribution & Label Services
  • Broadcast Media
  • Agents & Bookings
  • Tour Management
  • Concert Promoters
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies

* Management & Business Skills 1 – 4 courses include:

  • Business Writing & Time Management
  • Networking Strategies & Professionalism
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • GRADUATE INDUSTRY-READY

    When you graduate with your Associate of Arts Degree from Musicians Institute you will leave with:

    • A Full Education For The Current Music Business Landscape
    • Career and Job Skills Desired By Industry Companies
    • A Professional Resume
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Preparedness For Entrepreneurial Goals

    CAREER OPTIONS

    In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI, the Music Business Program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

    ARTIST RELATIONS MANAGER
    MUSIC LABEL EXECUTIVE
    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
    LICENSING

    PERSONAL MANAGEMENT
    A&R / TALENT SCOUT
    MUSIC PUBLISHER
    MARKETING

    TOUR MANAGER
    BOOKING AGENT
    MUSIC SUPERVISOR
    ROYALTIES MANAGER

    WHY MI?

    New Technology

    MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

    Professional

    Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

    24-7 Access

    Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

    Hollywood Campus

    MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

    Personalized

    Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

    All Music

    500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.

    READY TO ROCK?

    The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an Application for Admission.

    QUESTIONS?

    Our admissions department is available to answer your questions, give us a call!

    COURSE CATALOG

    Program requirements, tuition for individual programs, and course information.

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