Global Affairs

Brazil: Emerging Models and Markets for Music

Program will be offered biannually, during odd-numbered years. Spend two weeks in Rio de Janeiro as you become acquainted with existing and emerging business models around music in major developing countries. Through discussions that mix theory and real-world events and trends, you’ll be challenged to predict those models and markets which will prove most successful and why. You’ll also forge connections with the wider Latin American music business.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program Dates:

January 8 - 21, 2017 

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Round 2: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU Undergraduates with 96 credits or more
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Music and Media Business
  • Music Technology
  • Global Music
  • Music Management

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for the following spring 2017 course number for a total of 3 points:

MPAMB-GE 2203 Section 095 ( Class # 22830) Emerging Models and Markets for Music  (3 points)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion

See a Draft Syllabus here

See Draft Itinerary here.


Sam Howard-Spink, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York University; Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business


2017 Graduate Tuition: $1,596 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2017 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2017.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2017 Housing Fees: $1,100

2017 Activity Fees: $500

Housing and activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students stay in shared-occupancy hotel accommodations. 

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students are responsible for purchasing their own international travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: Tourist visas are required for all US citizens in order to enter Brazil. Click here for visa application information. Citizens of other countries may or may not need a visa. Please check with the Brazilian consulate for details.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Admitted Student Resources: click here