Music Business (BM)

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Music program in Music Business prepares students to be leaders in the dynamic, global music marketplace of pop and commercial music through an academically rigorous and cross-disciplinary curriculum. The Music Business curriculum is designed to encourage and facilitate collaboration across disciplines, especially songwriting and music technology. As part of this program, students develop skills that serve them well in a fast-paced industry that needs thoroughly trained personnel who can apply business and administration theory to problems that have a strong aesthetic and artistic dimension. Students explore the structure of the music industry—its systems, practices, rules, and regulations; examine the reasons behind changes in that structure; and undertake critical analysis and reinvention of the industry structure. In addition to providing structured courses, the curriculum promotes individual choices and development through an interactive classroom atmosphere, internships, and participation in the program's record company, Village Records. 

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as the Program Board and radio station WNYU. Students are required to learn about the international music business, and have several study-abroad options. 


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