MUSIC BUSINESS

MI’s Music Business Program emphasizes practical experience, with guaranteed industry internships as well as workshop-style classes and projects taught by active music industry professionals.

MUSIC BUSINESS

MI’s Music Business Program emphasizes practical experience, with guaranteed industry internships as well as workshop-style classes and projects taught by active music industry professionals.

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COURSE CATALOG

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

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIPS

MI’s location in the heart of Hollywood provides the ideal setting in which to study all aspects of the contemporary music business. Whether your goal is to land a job in the industry or to manage your own creative career, MI prepares you to handle the challenges of the highly competitive music business with confidence.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Associate of Science in Music Business

Certificate in Music Business

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
SPONSORSHIPS & ENDORSEMENTS

CURRICULUM

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 nance, marketing, and visual media.

During the course of six quarters, 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 lm & 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.

The Certificate in Music Business program provides intensive, hands-on preparation for a career in the music industry. You gain the knowledge and practical skills needed for entry-level employment with music industry companies.

  • 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

Our faculty pool is comprised of dedicated, working processionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate masters offer clear guidance and nurturing designed to make the students get the most out of their time at MI.

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

AARON MEZA
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

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
ATLANTIC RECORDS
CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT

BMG/CHRYSALIS
ESP GUITARS
LIVE NATION
WARNER MUSIC GROUP PEAVEY

NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
RAZOR & TIE RECORDS
TUNECORE
VELVET HAMMER MUSIC & MGMT

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.