Music Industry Bachelor of Science

Office: E336 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-4959
Reneta Barneva, Chairperson
Email: music.industry@fredonia.edu
Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/musicindustry

The Music Industry major is for students interested in a comprehensive exploration of the various facets of the music industry including: contracts, publishing (copyrights, dissemination of the intellectual property licensing, music books, exploitation of catalog), the record business (recording, artist management, licensing, record distribution), tour management, self-employment business basics, marketing, business and legal affairs, public relations, promotion, sales and distribution, merchandising, and artist relations and ethics in the music industry.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Music Industry

A. Supporting courses (27 credit hours):

COMM 102Mass Media and Society

3

CSIT 107Web Programming I

3

CSIT 104Introduction to Microcomputer Software

3

or

CSIT 151Introduction to Information Systems

3

ECON 200Fundamentals of Statistics for Business Administration and Economics

3

or

BUAD 200Fundamentals of Statistics for Business and Economics

3

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON 210Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENGL 100Craft of Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:27

B. Major course requirements (51 credit hours):

MUS 021-048 Special Ensemble

0.5

MUS 021-048 Special Ensemble

0.5

MUSB 100Freshman Seminar

3

MUS 101Beginning Music Theory I

3

MUS 104Applied Music Class for Non-Music Majors

1

MUS 115Music Appreciation

3

MUSB 101Music Industry Career Foundations

3

MUSB 201The Business of Music

3

MUSB 230History of the Music Industry

3

MUSB 301Music Copyrights

3

MUSB 304Business of the Beatles

3

MUSB 320Music Contracts

3

MUSB 351Digital Marketing for Music Industry

3

MUSB 420Student Record Label

3

MUSB 425Music Marketing and Promotion

3

MUSB 435Contemporary Issues in Music and the Marketplace

3

MUSB 465Music Industry Internship

1-15

MUSB 470Concert Touring and Sound

3

MUS 233Musics of the World

3

Total Credit Hours:51

NOTE:

  • MUS 104 must be taken twice for a total of 2 credit hours (credit hours are included in the total above).
  • MUSB 465 is a variable 1-15 credit hour course; students must successfully complete the course with a minimum of 3 credit hours to satisfy the degree requirements.

Plus 3 credit hours from the following:

MUS 265History of Jazz

3

MUS 270The History of American Popular Music, 1900-1963

3

MUS 457Seminar in Popular Music

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 81

C. All Music Industry majors must complete at least 66 credit hours of non-MUSB prefixed courses.