An MA is an advanced degree providing in-depth, concentrated instruction in a selected area. Students may use the degree to advance careers, concentrate on a particular aspect of their field, or prepare to continue studies at the doctoral level.
What is an MA in Music Business? Studies center on the business aspects of music rather than performance capabilities. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the music industry and learn how to create a successful music business. Instruction in marketing strategies equips students to use technology and other tools to generate fan interest. Leadership and ethics courses explore the need for ethical choices in areas such as treatment of artists and intellectual property rights. Business finance provides skills for financial analysis and funding activities. The curriculum may include statistics, managerial accounting, information technology, human behavior and music business leadership.
Pursuing the degree provides benefits for both personal and professional life. An understanding of promotional activities helps students build confidence and can improve daily interactions. Courses in leadership and ethics heighten decision-making capabilities at all levels.
The cost of the program varies according to the location of the school, time needed for completion and curriculum requirements. Through investigation of global options, students can determine the best choice to suit their needs.
Career opportunities are plentiful for specialists in all areas of music business. The industry thrives on trained professionals in operations as well as performance. Jobs are available in music publishing, marketing and distribution of recordings, management of online streaming services, contracts and licensing, copyrights and music technology. Graduates may also apply their skills in the areas of communications, marketing and public relations to promote artists and musical groups. Professionals are also needed to plan and manage concert tours and recording sessions.
A master’s in music business affords the opportunity to take a leadership role in a fast-paced and highly competitive industry. Begin your advanced training today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This course is highly regarded in both music business education and the industry at large. It will prepare you to become one of the next generations of music industry lea
MA Degrees in Music Business. Course summary
This course is highly regarded in both music business education and the industry at large. It will prepare you to become one of the next generations of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines.
Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course has developed a unique curriculum. You will be able to combine a strong underpinning of key business skills (entrepreneurialism, leadership, organisational management, and marketing with essential music industry management knowledge (strategic innovation technology, intellectual property and copyright) and academic concepts and theories relevant to the industry today.
Formal teaching is conducted through sessions which each include a formal lecture, industry guest speaker and seminar exercises. Each of the six modules has a minimum of two assignments. The final project (equivalent to three modules) is a report of a minimum of 12,000 words.
Commercial success and a sustained career within the music industry increasingly depend on the artist’s ability to set up their own small record labels, administrate thei
Commercial success and a sustained career within the music industry increasingly depend on the artist’s ability to set up their own small record labels, administrate their copyrights, facilitate live events, develop their careers and maintain their health.
Directed by a team of dedicated industry professionals with unique insights and unprecedented experience in the field, you’ll have the opportunity to study key concepts in managing and developing your own career - or that of an act you represent.
Why choose this course?
We’re located in West London, the hub of the UK's music and media business – so there’s no better place to study Music Industry Management and Artist Development....
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, includi
Become a Leader in Today's Global Music Marketplace
This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro.
What You'll Learn
How to apply business and administration theory to problems that have a strong aesthetic and artistic dimension.
How to define, critique, and evaluate the structure and operation of the music business.
How to devise organizational objectives and make strategic decisions to reach goals.
Through final Colloquy projects, you'll propose changes and innovations to take the industry forward.