MUSB 201 The Business of Music A comprehensive exploration of the various facets of the music industry including
careers in music, music publishing (copyrights, licensing, music books, exploitation
of catalogue), the record business (recording, artist management, licensing, record
distribution), tour management, self-employment business basics and ethics in the
MUSB 301 Music Copyrights An exploration of copyright purpose, history, use and challenges. Students will learn
about copyright ownership and registration, and how copyright is used to manage royalties,
publication, project development, and dissemination of the intellectual property through
various media, including the Internet.
MUSB 320 Music Contracts The music industry engages musicians with detailed contracts that establish terms
of management, marketing, producing, licensing, recording, distribution, and the like.
Students will learn about standard language and the principles of contract negotiations.
MUSB 420 Student Record Label Examines the inner workings of a record label. The primary functions of all departments
of a record label will be discussed, including artist & repertoire, marketing, business
and legal affairs, public relations, promotion, sales and distribution, merchandising,
and artist relations. Students will gain hands-on experience operating an independent
record label and facilitating the creation of a musical product.
MUSB 425 Music Marketing and Promotion This course explores the various elements of a marketing plan; how it is researched,
prepared, and implemented. The use and effectiveness of marketing via radio, print,
the Internet, and touring will be examined. An inquiry into the changing music industry
will focus on the emergence of developing markets and the future of music.