Music Industry - B.S. Degree

Music Industry is housed within the School of Business
Office: W305 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-4605

Armand PetriProgram Coordinator

Email: Armand.Petri@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.

Major Requirements

Supporting Courses:

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

Core Courses:

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