Business Administration (Music Industry concentration) Bachelor of Science

Office: W305 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-4959

Armand Petri, Advisor

Email: armand.petri@fredonia.edu

Website: http://www.fredonia.edu/business/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.

A. General course requirements (24 credit hours):

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Music Industry

B. Major course requirements:

MUS 021-048Special Ensemble

MUS 101Beginning Music Theory I

3

MUS 104Applied Music Class for Non-Music Majors

1

MUS 115Music Appreciation

3

MUSB 201The Business of Music

3

MUSB 301Music Copyrights

3

MUSB 320Music Contracts

3

MUSB 420Student Record Label

3

MUSB 425Music Marketing and Promotion

3

Total Credit Hours:24-25
NOTE: At least two experiences are required for MUS 021-048 and MUS 104.

Plus 6 credit hours from the following:

MUS 265History of Jazz

3

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

3

MUS 333Musics of the World

3

MUS 457Seminar in Popular Music

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Plus 3 credit hours from the following:

AADM 400Arts Administration Practicum

1-3

MUSB 465Music Industry Internship

1-15

Total Credit Hours:3

Plus 1-2 credit hours from the following:

SRT 105Recording Techniques for Music

1

or

MUS 471Special Topics Workshop

1-6

Total Credit Hours:1-2

C. All Business Administration majors must complete at least 66 credit hours of non-ACCT/BUAD prefixed courses.

Total Credit Hours: 58-60