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Music Industry

Why choose Fredonia's Music Industry Program?

The only SUNY Music Industry Program

SUNY Fredonia is the only SUNY University that offers a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry!

Exceptional Guest Speakers with real world experience!

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Joey MollandĀ of Badfinger, Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls, Denny Laine of Wings and The Moody Blues, Terry Sylvester of The Hollies and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs

Music Industry (B.S.)

The Music Industry program at Fredonia prepares graduates for the diverse world of the entertainment industry. Through the Department of Applied Professional Studies within the School of Business, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. Our program offers students a well-rounded education including elements of music, business administration, accounting, economics, and communications. It is not uncommon for our students to apply for a double-major or minor. With innovative classes specific to the Music Industry program, such as Contract Law, Copyright Law, Live Touring and Sound, Music Marketing and Promotion, and the very own student-run record label (HAIL! Fredonia Records), our students gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience that cannot be simulated in a traditional academic class. Our students exit our program, feeling well-prepared and excited for their future in the entertainment industry.

The music industry is full of opportunities, and with the right mentors, our faculty can give you the right tools and help guide you in the direction that you want to go. To learn more about the different opportunities, click the link below. 

Careers

HAIL! Fredonia Records is a non-traditional course at Fredonia that allows students to apply their knowledge of the Music Industry while supporting their local campus and community. This course gives students hands-on experience working directly with bands, as well as collaborating with foundations such as For Our Daughters and the Institute of Autism Research at Canisius College. While this is a student-run label, platinum-selling record producer and manager Armand Petri assists the class in applying their skills to the real world.

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The Fredonia Music Industry Club (MIC) is a constituted group through the Student Association, run and organized by students. MIC is a great way to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of skills such as event planning, marketing, booking, contracting, and much more! MIC complements the Music Industry program while maintaining the freedom that comes from being a student group. Members of MIC gain the opportunity to network with students in the Music Industry major, students from other departments of the university, and outside members of the community. Throughout the semester, the club organizes a number of events such as the Life is Art Festival and the Battle of the New Bands as well as a number of on-campus concerts and off-campus shows. These allow students to take charge and put the skills they learn to real-world use.

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Hail! Fredonia Records raises over $25,000 for the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College

“Not So Different” was composed by Cassandra Kubinski in order to benefit Autism research and to raise Autism awareness around the country. Under HAIL! Fredonia Records, the song was re-recorded with Cassandra in addition to Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs) and John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls). With this new release and the Artists For Autism benefit concert, over $25,000 has been raised for the Institute for Autism Research.

'Not so Different' Artists for Autism Promo

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