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Students accepted into a graduate program must take entrance examinations prior to their first registration. Any deficiencies revealed must be removed prior to completion of two semesters of course work. Transferring undergraduate students registering for the first time who have previous course work must take the appropriate examination for placement. Contact the Thornton School Office of Student Affairs for information. INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - 1 unit has a $350 fee, and includes 7.5 hours of total instruction. 2 units has a $700 fee, and includes 15 hours of total instruction. Contact school for course level guide.
A survey of the music business with emphasis on distribution of recorded music, music publishing, performance rights societies, record companies, agents, personal managers and contracts. Open to music majors (B.M. and B.S. degrees) only.
Restriction: Registration open to the following major(s): Music, Jazz Studies, Music Industry, Music Recording, Composition, Composition (Film Scoring), Electroacoustic Media, Jazz Studies (Vocal), Music Education, Bassoon, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Studio Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, Vocal Arts
Introductory survey of the music business. Topics include: copyright, record companies, contracts, music publishing, performance rights societies, managers, agents, and other artist team/income considerations. Not for major credit for Music Industry Majors. (Duplicates credit in former MUIN 372ax.)
A contemporary survey of the methods used to monetize music through licensing/media placement, covering music publishing, songwriter agreements, performance rights and licenses for traditional/new media. Prerequisites: MUIN 270 or MUIN 272x.
An in-depth study of music marketing, non-traditional revenue streams for artists, musicians, and labels including artist endorsements, artist tour sponsorships, digital music programs, music licensing, merchandise, and a primary focus on brand partnership deals in the music space. Prerequisites: MUIN 270 or MUIN 272x.
An exploration of the most current and effective marketing strategies and online branding tools for promoting, monetizing, and sustaining the career of the independent creative artist. Prerequisites: MUIN 270 or MUIN 272x.
Field application of music industry theories and practices; part-time employment. Project jointly defined by student, employer and professor. Prerequisites: MUIN 360 or MUIN 372x. Junior or Senior standing. Graded CR/NC.
Group study of one current music media issue, focusing on possible solutions with practical applications. Stress on leadership, critical thinking, and professional practices. By application only. Open to juniors and seniors only.
Restriction: Registration open to the following class level(s): Junior, Senior
Student-driven discussion, networking and Q&A; with guest industry leaders and role models, including producers, artists, music supervisors, concert promoters, agents, label executives, managers and attorneys.
Focus on demystifying legalese" and music industry standards by assessing actual contract examples for context, including recording, songwriter, producer, media licensing, sponsorship and band partnerships.