MUSIC BUSINESS

MI’s Music Business Programs provide hands-on training for business careers in the music industry. Learn career skills including Marketing and Promotion, Music Publishing, Music Contracts and Personal Management from an insider’s perspective. Gain practical experience through your guaranteed internship, bring real independent artists to market and learn how to set up and operate your own record label.

MUSIC BUSINESS

MI’s Music Business Programs provide hands-on training for business careers in the music industry. Learn career skills including Marketing and Promotion, Music Publishing, Music Contracts and Personal Management from an insider’s perspective. Gain practical experience through your guaranteed internship, bring real independent artists to market and learn how to set up and operate your own record label.

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

QUESTIONS?

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COURSE CATALOG

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

NAVIGATE THE MUSIC BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE

Musician Institute’s Music Business Program features interactive learning experiences with active music industry professionals. Topics Include: Music Supervision, Law, Publishing, Distribution, and Journalism. By providing the essential knowledge and connections you need to succeed, MI’s MBP is designed to put your career in the music industry on the fast track.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Associate of Science in Music Business

Certificate in Industry Studies

Non-Certificate

CAREER OPTIONS

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. The Music Business Program 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

  • 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 designed to help procure jobs, gigs, and record deals.
  • Featured industry guests from across the industry including managers, established executives, and entrepreneurs.
  • 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.

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