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Work with industry leaders in the world's music business capital and receive a solid education in both music and the liberal arts. Take courses at the NYU Stern School of Business, and gain valuable experience through internships as you prepare for a career working for music publishers, performance venues, music broadcasting organizations, and more.

Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Bachelor of Music in Music Business

Format
Full-time
Credits
128
Start Date
Fall
Application Deadlines
Early Decision 1
Regular Decision and Early Decision 2

Your course work will include a blend of:

  • Music business specialization courses, including classes in music publishing, concert management, entrepreneurship, and the international music business marketplace
  • Music classes in music theory, aural comprehension, music history, keyboard skills, and music in contemporary world cultures
  • Liberal arts core classes in writing, arts and humanities, macro- and microeconomics, and mathematics
  • Courses at the NYU Stern School of Business, including marketing, financial accounting, management and organizational analysis, entertainment industry analysis, media planning, and entertainment law and finance

You will complete 300 hours of internships in the music business, at locations like independent and major record labels, publishing companies, artist management firms, music television, music magazines, concert management agencies, and performance venues in New York City. Approximately 40% of our graduating seniors are offered jobs based on an internship or contact they made while at an internship.

In addition to providing structured courses, our curriculum promotes individual choices and career development through an interactive classroom atmosphere, participation in our Village Records, and completion of research requirements. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as the Concert Program Board, radio station WNYU, and the Music Business Association.

Questions 

If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact us at undergraduate.musicbusiness@nyu.edu.

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