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Music Business Major

jackiebellejackiebelle Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited June 2012 in Music Major
I want to major in Music Business... does anyone know any good universities for that major? I really don't want to go to a music school unless it's more than just a music school, like librel arts school, business school. So, Berklee is out of the question. The only other places I've found is Roosevelt University, San Francisco State University, and Southern Oregon University. HELP MEHHHHh!!!
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Replies to: Music Business Major

  • musicmommusicmom Registered User Posts: 2,488 Senior Member
    My son has a friend study music business in Florida....don't know if it's U of F, maybe?
  • karenindallaskarenindallas Registered User Posts: 200 Junior Member
    I was looking at a music business major "back in the day". The strongest program was at University of Miami. I briefly checked their website just now and it looks like they still have a lot of options for combining music with various business disciplines. K.
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 11,522 Senior Member
    jackiebelle, NYU has an excellent and well-respected Music Business program. It's housed in Steinhardt and students get a Bachelor of Music. The curriculum is composed of music business, liberal arts, music theory, technology, history, business and performance. The business classes are taken at Stern, NYU's business school which is one of the top business schools in the country. Applicants must audition on instrument or voice, and should have a music and music theory background.

    NYU's School of Recorded Music is similar in some ways and is housed in Tisch. It's a program which educates in all areas of recorded music with an emphasis on identifying musical talent. You get a BFA from this program. Most students have a music background, although it's not a requirement for this program.

    Both schools have excellent connections in the city for internships.
  • GoBlue81GoBlue81 Registered User Posts: 3,897 Senior Member
    Any one knows if the U of Washington has a strong "music business" program?
  • scmascma Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    Belmont University in Nashville or Loyola New Orleans
  • ahellkahellk Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Drexel has a music industry program
  • donpon11donpon11 Registered User Posts: 304 Junior Member
    nyu, northeastern. i think syracuse too
  • T990T990 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY has music industry management in the College of Business.



    I'm sure there are others as well.
  • afterhoursafterhours Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    USC Music Industry.... you could also do a minor in addition at Marshall School of Business

    I have a friend in the program right now that loves it. She's interested in A&R and has already hooked up with Universal I believe (one of the major companies).

    Here's a little info about the program and one of the classes offered:

  • dude55dude55 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    I'm actually in the same boat as you. I was looking at uMiami's program, but definitely check out:

    NYU- Steinhardt has an awesome Music Business program.
    1) The courses look awesome
    2) If you want to study in the music business, the city is more-or-less essential
    3) They put you in an internship junior AND senior years

    Plus all the benefits of NYU (my dream school)

    (I bet there's a lot more I'm not thinking of) But good luck
  • TpeckTpeck - Posts: 590 Member
    What exactly is this? Only a couple universities have it like Western Illinois University.
  • love_watermelonlove_watermelon Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    How about majoring in general music and minoring in business and management in a university where there is no such major called"Music Business" ?
  • hkstrpdhkstrpd Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    I think the main advantage of enrolling in an established music business program rather than creating your own is the contacts such a program has to the industry in regard to internships and other practical experience, such as working in NYU's record company, Village Records.

    Another option for students interested in both performance and music business is doing a minor. My D is going to NYU Steinhardt for violin performance and is interested in doing a music business minor. But since both programs are in the same department, that's not allowed (I don't quite understand that, but anyway...) But she can do a minor in Record Producing at Tisch. I was looking at the course/credit requirements of the performance major and didn't see how it would work until I noticed that the Tisch Record Producing program offers many coures, especially their more technical recording and engineering courses, in the summer. That would leave time to take the more business oriented courses as electives during the regular school year -- whether offered through Steinhardt Music Business, Stern Business, or Tisch Record Producing.
  • Music4988Music4988 Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    USC, Northeastern, UMiami, NYU, Oklahoma City University all have msuci business programs. Obvioiusly, there's not much to do in oklahoma, but it's an in-state school and I had to apply somewhere in state.

    I would check with a professor in your interest before you decide whether or not to do General music with a minor in business. I applied to U of Oklahoma as a BMA with an interest in Business and got rejected from their music school...which everyone was surprised. My flute teacher told me that 10 years ago when she was still working on her masters there that the flute teacher had talked about phasing the program out. So music professors at large universities without music business programs might be looking more for performance majors.
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