MUSIC BUSINESS

Associate of Science in Music Business
Certificate in Music Business
Los Angeles, CA

Musicians Institute’s Music Business Program features in-depth training and interactive learning experiences with seasoned music industry professionals, who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Our course topics cover the diverse range of industry areas including Law and Contracts, Music Publishing and Licensing, Artist and Tour Management, A&R and Record Labels, Distribution, Promotion, and Marketing.

Whether you are an aspiring music business professional, an enterprising entrepreneur or an artist seeking a comprehensive industry education, MI’s Music Business Program is designed to give you the necessary knowledge, tools and skills to put your career on the fast track and lead you to success!

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NAVIGATE THE MUSIC BUSINESS WITH CONFIDENCE

We are one of the top music industry colleges that provides the essential knowledge and connections you need to succeed. Our curriculum is comprehensive and diverse, including courses in Law, Publishing, Music Supervision, Distribution, Management and Marketing, which will give our graduates a well-rounded start to their career.

DEGREES OFFERED

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC BUSINESS

The 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 principal courses in entertainment law, music publishing and licensing, record labels, distribution, personal management and more, the Associate of Science degree also includes courses in music industry history, international music publishing, accounting and finance, marketing, and visual media.

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC BUSINESS

For those seeking non-performance careers in the music industry, this program provides the knowledge and practical skills needed for entry-level positions at record labels, marketing and publicity firms, or music industry companies specializing in A&R, licensing, entertainment law, publishing and more.

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC BUSINESS: ENTREPRENEUR

In addition to learning the material taught in the Certificate program for Music Business, students can also develop the financial, legal and managerial tools to establish and operate independent music-related businesses, or to manage their own careers as independent artists.

CAREER OPTIONS FOR A MUSIC BUSINESS MAJOR

Available as an Associate degree or Certificate, MI’s Music Business Program provides the opportunity to gain hands-on education and graduate industry-ready for the current music business landscape, and to target career goals in specific areas leading to positions such as:

RECORD LABEL EXECUTIVE
MUSIC PUBLISHER
BOOKING AGENT
TOUR MANAGER
MUSIC SUPERVISOR

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT
A&R/TALENT SCOUT
LICENSING
MARKETING DIRECTOR
ARTIST RELATIONS MANAGERR

ENTREPRENEUR
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
CONCERT PROMOTER
ROYALTIES MANAGER
PR & PUBLICITY

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Extensive instruction in the critical areas of Music Law and Music Publishing including copyright law, licensing and agreements.
  • Coverage of the range of industry areas such as Management, Touring, Booking, Distribution, and Marketing, as well as entrepreneurial focused courses.
  • For the Associate degree, specialized courses in International Music Publishing as well as Royalty Administration, including a course providing introductory training on the industry standard software, Record Maestro. MI is the first and only educational institution offering training on this software which is used by over 200+ companies such as BMG Rights Management, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Concord Records, Epitaph, and Nettwerk Productions.
  • Featured guests from across the industry including managers, established executives, and entrepreneurs.
  • Guidance in vital networking techniques designed to help procure jobs, gigs and deals.
  • Training in how to procure and/or handle performance opportunities, touring and concerts at name venues.
  • Experiential learning through internships at established businesses in the music industry while earning course credits.
  • Career preparation and skills training in business writing, resume development, related computer applications and leadership.
COURSE CATALOG

For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.

FINANCIAL AID

Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
FACILITIES
  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our faculty are music industry professionals from all areas of the business who work directly with major artists as well as top music executives and companies:

DON GRIERSON
CREDITS: Former Vice President of A&R for Capitol/EMI Records and Epic/Sony Records; signed Celine Dion, Iron Maiden, Heart, and Joe Cocker among others. Worked with Alice Cooper, Tina Turner, Queen, Duran Duran Cyndi Lauper, Steve Vai, Living Colour and many more.

DANIELLE PRICE
CREDITS: Entertainment and intellectual property attorney. Legal Affairs at Warner Music Group, The Walt Disney Studios, Rhino Entertainment, and currently an associate at well known industry law firm LaPolt Law, P.C.

TIMOTHY ANTHONY EDWARDS
CREDITS: Composer, Music Supervisor, Creative Director/Founder of own music licensing company. Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Bachelor, Ellen, TMZ, Extra (theme), Mike & Molly, Sons of Anarchy, Vampire Diaries, Smallville, NBC/Universal, CBS, ABC, Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, DreamWorks.

INTERNSHIPS

Students gain firsthand experience in the industry through internships with music industry companies. Prior to placement, students are coached on writing professional résumés, personal interview skills and professionalism. Specific firms, positions and duties vary according to availability. Previous Music Business students have been place with top companies including:

SONY/ATV and SONY MUSIC
ATLANTIC RECORDS
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT
CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY

CAPITOL RECORDS
BMG MUSIC
ESP GUITARS
LIVE NATION
WARNER MUSIC GROUP
CAREER ARTIST MANAGEMENT

ASCAP
NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
NEDERLANDER CONCERTS
SUMERIAN RECORDS
CONCORD MUSIC GROUP
VELVET HAMMER MUSIC & MGMT

INDUSTRY PARTNERS AND RESOURCES

  • The Recording Academy: Opportunity to obtain student membership into Grammy U.
  • ASCAP, BMI, Production Music Association, California Copyright Conference, Association of Independent Music Publishers, NAMM and others: Student discounts to industry conferences, volunteer opportunities and access to various industry panels and events.
  • NonLinear Educating: Extra study resource with free account to online learning platform containing extensive selection of tutorial-videos on popular software applications and creative workflow techniques; accessible 24/7.
  • MI Library (main campus): Provides a wealth of media, online research databases and resources, print material and related equipment to support MI’s educational programs; over 80 Apple Mac workstations offer Internet as well as access to videos of visiting artist concerts, seminars, and instructional media.
  • Open Counseling: Open hours for students to see instructors for counseling on course material as well as general topics in the music business.

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS

Associate of Science in Music Business

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in Music Business

Certificate in Music Business – Entrepreneur

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Certificate in Music Business