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Music Business

Learn to navigate a fast-paced and compelling industry while studying in New York City, the world's music business capital. Combine cross-disciplinary course work in business, finance, and the arts, and gain real-world experience working with industry leaders. Tailor your degree with electives in areas such as concert management, promotions, and strategic marketing.

Bachelor of Music
Music Business

Receive hands-on industry training along with a solid education in music and the liberal arts as you study in the heart of the music business capital.

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Master of Arts
Music Business

Learn to navigate an ever-changing industry by studying with leaders in the field in New York City, the world's music business capital.

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Larry Miller Nominated for Music Business Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to Larry Miller, Director of the Program in Music Business, on his nomination for Music Business Educator of the Year Award from the Music Business Association.

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Taylor Swift's US Eras Tour (Ticket Survey)

(SURVEY) On February 21st, 2024, the NYU Music and Social Change Lab announced the launch of a nationwide survey to help understand the motivations and attitudes of people who bought, sold or attempted to buy tickets to any of Taylor Swift’s concerts during the Eras tour in the US. This comprehensive study is the first of its kind, targeting a wide and diverse demographic to help uncover critical insights into the perceptions and experiences of fans and general public when attempting to attend a concert by Taylor Swift in the US.

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Howie Singer and Bill Rosenblatt Pen New Book - Key Changes

Key Changes tells a new story about the history of the music business and the ten technological advances that disrupted it over the last century. Each of the technological innovations covered in this book not only disrupted the music business, but also fundamentally altered the industry’s character. And while the technologies themselves have evolved in unique and varied ways over the decades, the changes within the business follow a clear pattern.

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Music Business Alumnus Xavier Jernigan is the Voice of Spotify's DJ Feature

Spotify launched a new way to curate and listen to music – and it has an NYU Steinhardt voice. Xavier Jernigan (MA '04), Director and Head of Cultural Partnerships at Spotify, is also the voice of the recently launched DJ feature.

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Susan Dodes Talks About Today's Music Business

Visiting Assistant Professor Susan Dodes is a seasoned music executive in the entertainment business. She shares insight into her career, NYU's Program in Music Business, and the exciting opportunities available within the music industry.

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NYU Professor and Students Help Create a New Grammy® Special Merit Award for Best Song for Social Change

The Recording Academy announced the creation of a special merit award for Best Song for Social Change. The award was proposed by Music Business Professor Carlos Chirinos. Students cataloged 400 songs dealing with social change.

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Staff and Administrators

Mary Park

Music Business Program Administrator


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