Music with Concentration in Music Industry, BS

The B.S. in Music Industry, the first such undergraduate program offered in Boston, is designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management, the music products industry, the recording industry, arts administration, contracting and legal issues, and broadcast, mobile and on-line media technologies.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Music with concentration in Music Industry are expected to have acquired the following competencies:


Music Industry Related Skills

  • Apply and analyze the basic copyright protections afforded to authors, publishers and master recording owners.
  • Explain and apply industry-related contracts and agreements.
  • Discuss the application of music industry services and products and explain the resources necessary to identify demographic groups who would most benefit by access to the services and products.
  • Assess the dynamics of the music industry, including the issues that relate to revenue generation.
  • Discuss current established Industry players and institutions and to predict future music industry trends and developments.
  • Assess and identify creative talents.
  • Build teams to formulate effective entrepreneurship plans in the Music Industry, and to function as a leader of the team.
  • Construct websites, music delivery systems, and related on-line access to intellectual property by applying one’s knowledge of web design software, video editing software, and music production technologies.
  • Analyze a variety of expenses and revenue streams associated with the publishing, distribution, licensing, production and marketing of musical products, services and intellectual property.
  • Produce and critique industry-related contracts and agreements.
  • Demonstrate mastery of music notation and theory to a level of competency that will allow the student to communicate in musical terms with professional musicians.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the use of various musical elements shapes the styles and effectiveness of various modes of popular music.
  • Engage in in-depth discussion of the important historical periods in music history from the Baroque Era to the present day.
  • Engage in detailed discussion of established aesthetics and movements in contemporary Western classical music.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with compositional processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by artistic, cultural, societal and political forces.
  • Demonstrate an acquaintance with the musical practices from reflecting genres, cultures and ethnicities beyond the European/North American “classical” canon.
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Co-op Opportunities

Live Nation

Beverly Hills, CA


Cambridge, MA


Somerville, MA


1140 Broadway, NY


381 Park Ave S, NY

Career Opportunities

Artist Development Representative

Advertising Manager

Artist & Repertoire Manager

Artist Manager


Audio Engineer

Booking Agent

Business Manager

Consumer Researcher

Data Analyst


Graphic Artist

Marketing Coordinator/Manager


Music Licensing Agent

Music Producer

Music Promoter

Music Publisher

Music Supervisor

Promotions Manager

Public Relations Manager


Sales Manager

Social Media Specialist

Talent Representative

Talent Scout

Multidisciplinary Skills

Artist management

Audio Production



Developing business models

Ethical implementation


Event production



Music licensing





Selecting artists and repertoire

Social media proficiency

Talent buying

Talent scouting

Understanding and negotiating agreements

Understanding Copyright

Learning Outcomes


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