Music Business

Welcome to Music Business

NYU Steinhardt offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music business.

Founded in 1976, the NYU Music Business program prepares both graduate (MA) and undergraduate (BM) students to be leaders in the dynamic, global music marketplace of pop and commercial music. Academically rigorous and cross-disciplinary by definition, Music Business combines the boundless artistic resources of New York City with the cutting-edge inquiry and innovation of a major research university.

Successful music business candidates are expected to be highly motivated and prepared to take advantage of a professional program set in the world's music business capital, New York City. In addition to providing structured courses, the curriculum promotes individual choices and development through an interactive classroom atmosphere, internships, participation in our record company, Village Records, and completion of research requirements. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as the Program Board and radio station WNYU.

NYU Steinhardt is one of the few universities in the country to offer a graduate degree in the music business field. Students learn the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced industry that relies on thoroughly-trained personnel. Our students are able to apply business administration theory to problems that have a strong aesthetic and artistic dimension.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers a warm and collegial atmosphere. Music business students attend classes with faculty who are industry leaders in New York City. Our reputation, faculty, new facilities, and location provide students with a unique opportunity to develop as industry professionals and to make the contacts necessary to launch a professional career.

The Department's acclaimed programs of study in Music Performance (Jazz, Music Theatre and Classical), Music Technology, Music Composition (Jazz, Traditional, Music Theatre and Film Scoring) and Music Education provide a rich and valuable array of elective courses for music business majors that prepare them for an ever-changing music industry and musical climate. The Music Business program offices are located on the 12th floor of the NYU Education Building, 35 W. 4th Street, New York, NY.

Make an appointment with Larry Miller - Program Director

Prospective and current undergraduates please contact: or 212-998-5427

Prospective and current graduate students please contact: or 212-998-5398
Make an appointment with Samuel Howard-Spink - Assistant Professor