MUSIC BUSINESS PROGRAMS

MI’s Music Business Major Programs offer more than just music business degrees, but hands-on training for building a business career in the music industry. Learn essential career skills like Marketing and Promotion, Music Publishing, Music Contracts, and Personal Management from an insider’s perspective right in our music industry college. Schools for music business don’t get better than MI. After music industry classes, expect to gain practical experience through your guaranteed internship, where you bring real independent artists to market and learn how to set up and operate your own record label – all this you can do in our music business program.

MUSIC BUSINESS PROGRAMS

MI’s Music Business Major Programs offer more than just music business degrees, but hands-on training for building a business career in the music industry. Learn essential career skills like Marketing and Promotion, Music Publishing, Music Contracts, and Personal Management from an insider’s perspective right in our music industry college. Schools for music business don’t get better than MI. After music industry classes, expect to gain practical experience through your guaranteed internship, where you bring real independent artists to market and learn how to set up and operate your own record label – all this you can do in our music business program.

NAVIGATE THE MUSIC BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE

Musicians Institute’s Music Business Program features interactive learning experiences with active music industry professionals. Music business colleges don’t get more comprehensive than MI’s offerings. Topics included in our music business degree: Music Supervision, Law, Publishing, Distribution, and Journalism.

We are one of the top Music Industry College that provides the essential knowledge and connections you need to succeed. Schools for music business like MI are designed to put your career in the music industry on the fast track. Apply now to our music industry college!

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Associate of Science in Music Business

Certificate in Industry Studies

Non-Certificate

CAREER OPTIONS FOR A MUSIC BUSINESS MAJOR

Unlike other music business programs, MI’s Music Business Certificate Program provides the opportunity to gain hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of businesses in the music industry and generate new industry connections, something that other music business colleges may fall short on. The Music Business Program of MI prepares students with a strong foundation to become music industry professionals in areas such as:

RECORD LABELS
A&R (ARTISTS & REPERTOIRE)
MUSIC PUBLISHING
ARTIST MANAGEMENT
TOUR MANAGEMENT

CONCERT PRODUCTION
MARKETING & PROMOTION
PUBLICITY / PUBLIC RELATIONS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT LAW
MUSIC LICENSING & SUPERVISION
SPONSORSHIP & ENDORSEMENTS

CURRICULUM

  • Our music business classes offers extensive instruction in the critical areas of Music Law including copyright law, licensing, and agreements.
  • Detailed instruction in the major areas of the music industry and their operations.
  • Guidance in vital networking techniques as well, which are designed to help procure jobs, gigs, and record deals.
  • Featured industry guests from across the industry including managers, established executives, and entrepreneurs.
  • Our music business degree programs include career preparation skills training in business writing technique, resume development, and computer skills training.
  • Experiential learning through internships at established businesses in the music industry while earning class credits.

FEATURED FACULTY

Active Music Industry professionals who work directly with major artists, record labels, publishing, and management companies:

AARON MEZA
CREDITS: AUTHOR OF “YOU’VE WRITTEN A SONG, SO NOW WHAT?” AND VOICED PROJECTS FOR MULTIPLE FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES

DAN KIMPEL
CREDITS: AUTHOR OF SIX BEST-SELLING MUSIC INDUSTRY BOOKS, INTERVIEWS WITH MAJOR ARTISTS INCLUDING ALICIA KEYS, RINGO STARR, USHER, TOM PETTY, GREEN DAY, METALLICA; AND THE SONG BIZ EDITOR OF MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE

SUZAN KOÇ
CREDITS: PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE; BMG, WARNER CHAPPELL FRANCE, SONGWRITERS SHELLY PEIKEN, DAVID GAMSON, XANDY BARRY, AND WALLY GAGEL

DON GRIERSON
CREDITS: A&R EXECUTIVE; CELINE DION, IRON MAIDEN, CHEAP TRICK, ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, ALICE COOPER, SOCIAL DISTORTION, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, JOE SATRIANI

SUCCESS STORIES

DARREL SHIRK
CREDITS: DIRECTOR OF LICENSING FOR SELECTRACKS, A DIVISION OF BMG CHRYSALIS

JUSTIN POLOKOFF
CREDITS: CREATIVE COORDINATOR, BMG CHRYSALIS

MATT VARLEY
CREDITS: ARTIST RELATIONS AT MCGHEE ENTERTAINMENT, MANAGEMENT FOR KISS, CLINT BLACK, DARIUS RUCKER, VINTAGE TROUBLE

MARQUE MUSGROVE
CREDITS: COPYRIGHTING ASST. AT TUNECORE -SKILLS ACQUIRED FROM MI INTERNSHIP AT SESAC WORKING WITH LICENSING & COPYRIGHTS

KATIE SCANLON
CREDITS: BUSINESS ANALYST, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP; VILLAGE ROADSHOW

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. Got what it takes to apply for the best music business school in the world?

QUESTIONS?

Our admissions department is available to answer your questions, give the best music business school a call!

COURSE CATALOG OF OUR MUSIC BUSINESS CLASS

Program requirements of our music industry classes, as well as tuition for individual programs, and course information.