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 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.

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The Bachelor of Science in Music with Concentration 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 online 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

1. To apply and analyze the basic copyright protections afforded to authors, publishers and master recording owners.

2. To explain and apply industry-related contracts and agreements.

3. To 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.

4. To assess the dynamics of the music industry, including the issues that relate to revenue generation.

5. To discuss current established Industry players and institutions and to predict future music industry trends and developments.

6. To assess and identify creative talents.

7. To build teams to formulate effective entrepreneurship plans in the Music Industry, and to function as a leader of the team.

8. To 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.

9. To analyze a variety of expenses and revenue streams associated with the publishing, distribution, licensing, production and marketing of musical products, services and intellectual property.

10. To produce and critique industry-related contracts and agreements.

11. To 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.

12. To demonstrate knowledge of how the use of various musical elements shapes the styles and effectiveness of various modes of popular music.

13. To engage in in-depth discussion of the important historical periods in music history from the Baroque Era to the present day.

14. Engage in detailed discussion of established aesthetics and movements in contemporary Western classical music.

15. To demonstrate familiarity with compositional processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by artistic, cultural, societal and political forces.

16. Demonstrate an acquaintance with the musical practices from reflecting genres, cultures and ethnicities beyond the European/North American “classical” canon.

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Interests of  Music with Concentration in Music Industry, BS Students

  • artist management
  • audio production
  • booking
  • Branding
  • business
  • concert production
  • copyright
  • entertainment law
  • entrepreneurship
  • event management
  • festivals
  • mixing
  • music
  • music industry
  • recording
  • touring

Co-op Opportunities

  • Live Nation
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • mtheory
    1140 Broadway, NY
  • Nettwerk
    Cambridge, MA
  • Superfly
    381 Park Ave S, NY
  • Jamspot
    Somerville, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Artist management
    • Audio Production
    • Booking
    • Collaboration
    • Developing business models
    • Ethical implementation
    • Entrepreneurship 
    • Event production
    • Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Music licensing 
    • Production 
    • Promotion
    • Recording
    • Researching
    • Selecting artists and repertoire
    • Social media proficiency
    • Talent buying
    • Talent scouting 
    • Understanding and negotiating agreements
    • Understanding Copyright
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Artist Development Representative
    • Advertising Manager
    • Artist & Repertoire Manager
    • Artist Manager
    • Attorney
    • Audio Engineer
    • Booking Agent
    • Business Manager
    • Consumer Researcher
    • Data Analyst
    • Entrepreneur
    • Graphic Artist
    • Marketing Coordinator/Manager
    • Merchandiser
    • Music Licensing Agent
    • Music Producer
    • Music Promoter
    • Music Publisher
    • Music Supervisor
    • Promotions Manager
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Publicist
    • Sales Manager
    • Social Media Specialist
    • Talent Representative
    • Talent Scout

 Music with Concentration in Music Industry, BS Requirements

Music Theory Placement

All students must take a theory placement exam. Students who do not place into MUSC 1201 must first take the following course:

Music Industry Electives

Complete seven music industry electives, taking a minimum of one course in each of the following four categories and at least three courses from a single category.

Capstone for Music Industry

Complete one of the following:

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Daniel Strong Godfrey

Department Chair, Professor


Kelli Alvarez

Administrative Officer

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Craig Bettinson, EDM

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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