Wayne State University

Music Business


The concentration in music business combines the study of music business and business administration with a focus in developing professional skills necessary for careers in the for-profit sector of the Music Industry and adminstrative positions within major non-profit organizations.



Goals and Objectives

Music Business prepares students to work in professions such as arts administration, the recording industry, talent management, non-profit arts organizations, entertainment law, film music, the digital/internet music industry, radio/television, music publishing, music retail/merchandising, and public relations/marketing. Coursework includes legal and career aspects of the music industry, accounting, computer science, economics, and related prerequisite coursework for the MBA. Students develop necessary skills in artistic management, communication/writing, entrepreneurial awareness, organizational structures and negotiation. Internships with corporate and non-profit arts organizations are required during the Junior/Senior years of study, in preparation for careers in the globally-competitive music industry.


Curriculum

The concentration in music business combines the study of music business and business administration with a focus in developing professional skills necessary for careers in the for-profit sector of the Music Industry and adminstrative positions within major non-profit organizations.


Admissions

In addition to appropriate musical background, talent and skills necessary for all auditioned music majors, these are related abilities, experiences and attributes preferred for success in the Music Business Program:

• An awareness, and strong personal vocation, involving the music industry
• Positive communication, presentation, organization and writing skills
• An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic
• The desire to represent and advocate for artists, artistic organizations, and the cultural welfare of the community/society
• If possible, previous courses and/or background in business, marketing, economics, public relations, and related fields
• Appropriate computer skills, technology aptitude and internet experience
• Real-life employment experience, preferably in the arts and related experiences
• An understanding and flexibility encompassing global artistic/business interactions
• Other appropriate music, business, and personal attributes supportive to this demanding and competitive profession

Wayne State University
Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
4841 Cass Ave., Suite 3226
Detroit, MI 48201
United States

FACULTY
Jeremy Peters

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (313) 577-1795

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Undergraduate
BA