Masters Programs in Music Business

Compare 6 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 of Music

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. [+]

Masters in Music Business. Master of Music Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. The Master of Music (MMus) is designed for students who've already gained an Honours-level qualification in Music. It's an advanced, one-year programme of study. You'll be guided by experts who will supervise you in individual sessions. You'll complete substantial-sized tasks focused on your chosen area of specialty. During this process, you'll develop your skills and expertise, and show an understanding of the content of your work. You'll also develop the attributes you need to work in this field. Is your passion for performing music? During your MMus, you'll learn how to work towards a public musical recital, right up to the actual performance. This process involves planning and preparation, the integration of music research with performance, and you'll develop skills to be able to demonstrate each step leading up to your recital. Are you more interested in composition? You'll be given the opportunity to create a significant body of original music. You'll develop the skills to write music to a professional standard, suitable for being performed in public at a concert or similar event. Links with Music Professionals and Associations When you study for your MMus at Waikato, you'll have opportunities to network with professional groups working in the music industry. You'll be able to participate in your musical field... [-]

Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation. Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms.  Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.  The Concert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music.  As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony... [-]

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

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

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

Masters in Music Business. MUSEUR, 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. The Walter Stauffer Foundation awards 3 scholarships to cover for the registration fees during the first year. Call for application and registration progress: http://www.unipv.eu/site/home/didattica/post-laurea/master/master-i-livello/articolo13514.html Deadline: June 30 The University of Pavia, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy, will activate for A.Y. 2017/2019 the Musicology Masters program “Music and Cultural Practice in Europe”. It is a full-time, international, two-year program, entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. The hosting institution is the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage at Pavia University located in Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s native city, only a few kilometers from Busseto, Giuseppe Verdi’s one. The masters program, distributed over 4 semesters (3 for coursework and 1 for workshops, internship and thesis), addresses... [-]

Master in Specialized Higher Musical Education

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education [+]

Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education The proposed options by the Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education are as follows: Musical instrument Occidental Classical Singing Arabic singing Musical composition Solfeggio / Dictation This Department is intended for students of the School of Music who have their baccalaureate, have reached the ¾ of the instrument or singing program, and want to perfect the domain of performance and interpretation. At the end of their studies, students will be awarded a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate in Specialized Higher Musical Education under one of the following specializations: Musical Instrument, Occidental Classical Singing, Arabic Singing, Musical Composition, Solfeggio / Dictation. [-]

Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

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 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. [+]

Masters in Music Business. 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 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. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Completed SlideRoom application. Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00. Two letters of recommendation. A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); a minimum of 149 for general/verbal also is required. A performance audition is required of applicants who have NOT successfully completed an undergraduate degree in music; an audition is NOT required of applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in music. Program Requirements 36 credits of graduate study. Satisfactory completion of an internship. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination, which carries no course credit and is required of all students. Final project, which may consist of a thesis. MM in Music Management Music Courses: MUS 5610 Research Techniques MUS... [-]

One-on-one Broadcasting Master Equivalent inside a real radio station or media company

The Radio Connection
Online & Campus Combined Part time Open Enrollment USA Los Angeles Sacramento San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Jose Denver Hartford District of Columbia Jacksonville Miami Orlando Port Charlotte Tampa West Palm Beach Atlanta Honolulu Chicago Indianapolis New Orleans Baltimore Boston Detroit Minneapolis Kansas City Saint Louis Las Vegas Albuquerque New York Charlotte Milwaukee Oklahoma City Cleveland Portland New York City + 33 more

When you are accepted into our program, you will apprentice (extern) inside a real radio station, TV station or other media outlet in the location where you live (or another locale, if you so choose). You receive private, one-on-one instruction from a vastly experienced broadcast professional. This person is actually making a living in broadcasting. You will follow our structured course curriculum. You will receive homework. You will receive plenty of hands-on training in the studio. With our unique program, you do not spend one single day in a classroom! The radio station or media company is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher and mentor. You will be the only student in the class! [+]

WE TRAIN YOU AS AN APPRENTICE (EXTERN) INSIDE A REAL RADIO STATION OR MEDIA COMPANY! ONLY AVAILABLE TO CANADIAN AND US CITIZENS When you are accepted into our program, you will apprentice (extern) inside a real radio station, TV station or other media outlet in the location where you live (or another locale, if you so choose). You receive private, one-on-one instruction from a vastly experienced broadcast professional. This person is actually making a living in broadcasting. You will follow our structured course curriculum. You will receive homework. You will receive plenty of hands-on training in the studio. With our unique program, you do not spend one single day in a classroom! The radio station or media company is your “classroom”, and a real radio professional is your teacher and mentor. You will be the only student in the class! At the Radio Connection, you will be gaining a lot more experience than just how to work at a radio station. When you train one-on-one with a broadcasting professional, you'll learn communications skills that can transfer you into many different realms of broadcasting, from radio to television, and even the growing field of Internet streaming and YouTube hosting. Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything you need to become a 21st-century broadcasting professional. It's also why our curriculum is flexible to fit your goals and interests, whether you want to be a radio DJ, voiceover talent, news anchor, sportscaster, or even host your own Internet show! The best thing about the Radio... [-]