Masters Programs in Music Business

Compare 3 Masters Programs in Music Business

Music Business

A master’s degree is typically a one to three year program that prepares a student for advancement in a professional career or the opportunity to enroll in a doctoral program. This postgraduate degree follows a bachelor’s, usually in a related field.

What is a Master in Music Business? It focuses on the knowledge and experience necessary to excel in the music industry. During this program, a student learns how to apply business practices and principles, including marketing, finance and leadership. Publishing, licensing, promotion, revenue and funding for musicians and copyright are all critical facets necessary for success in the music industry. A graduate may also learn how to conduct online and physical marketing campaigns and generate fan experiences for maximum musician exposure.

An individual may opt to enroll in a music business degree program for a variety of reasons. Coursework teaches skills such as accounting, marketing and information technology that are vital in many fields, paving the way for upward mobility within the industry.

Many institutions offer advanced degrees in music business, and there are aspects of each that are unique to that program. Fees, tuition and enrollment costs vary, and this makes it difficult to calculate the cost. Through careful research of the options, a student can ensure that a program meets educational and financial requirements.

Global entertainment companies are seeking qualified individuals to fill positions in a variety of professional environments. Sponsorship coordinators, digital marketers, sales representatives, public relations and music and talent development specialists are just a few of the openings currently available. Opportunities include jobs in television, radio and online media, and many may involve travel for promotions and concerts.

Music business programs are available internationally. Many learning institutions offer online options to make it easier for those who require flexibility in schedule and location. To take the first step toward a successful career in the music industry, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Audio Arts

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The audio arts graduate program is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in four exciting fields. [+]

Masters in Music Business.

Perhaps you enjoyed your major as an undergrad, but your experience on the concert committee or campus radio was what got you out of bed every day. Maybe there is a career for you in the music business, the recording or TV studio or in radio. Consider the audio arts master’s degree program at Syracuse University. With one foot in the Newhouse School and the other in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, audio arts is a 14-month master’s level exploration of the world of audio and the business of music.

What is the focus of the program?

The audio arts graduate program is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in four exciting fields. While completing this 36-credit curriculum, you may choose to focus on:... [-]


Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur)

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Master in Musicology: Music and Cultural Practice in Europe (Mus.Eur.) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]

MUS.EUR., Master in Musicology Cremona: where music lives

Cremona invites students from all over the world to apply to the two-year, first level “Music and Cultural Practice in Europe” Musicology Masters Course A.Y. 2017/2019

Enrolment opens: April 12

The city of Monteverdi, Ingegneri, Ponchielli (and the international capital of violin makers such as Guarnieri, Amati, and Stradivari) offers the possibility to study in a safe, elegant, student-friendly town with centuries-long musical tradition, close to the most prestigious performance venues in Italy. The Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage at Pavia University hosts one of the most important faculty in Italy in the musicological field. The professors’ areas of specialization range from historiography to music theory and philology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies.... [-]


Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Wayne

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its connection to New York industry personnel, its objective is to offer the most current information in the classroom and through internships. The music management concentration immerses the music student in the environment of the industry while fostering a clear understanding of the role and needs of managing the artist's revenue streams. Please note that the program is designed primarily for music students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in the music business field. Those graduates who have a music management degree are encouraged to pursue the MBA or a law degree. [+]

Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its connection to New York industry personnel, its objective is to offer the most current information in the classroom and through internships. The music management concentration immerses the music student in the environment of the industry while fostering a clear understanding of the role and needs of managing the artist's revenue streams. Please note that the program is designed primarily for music students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in the music business field. Those graduates who have a music management degree are encouraged to pursue the MBA or a law degree.... [-]