Introduction to the Music Business

Introduction to the Music Business
The music business and its models. Guided research topics for all musicians.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMusic major status.
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 286
Course Outcomes

Music Business

Music 286 is required in the Commercial Music major and is a recommended elective for all music majors. In the vernacular of the day, we teach, "Don't do the music business; be a music business." The course stresses that all musicians need a business plan, and is taught in a manner relevant for all musicians. The semester's work includes exposure to a variety of guest lectures, and creation of personal semester projects, including research, which take the form of a personal business plan. Retention of material is measured with quizzes and a final exam.