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Brazil: Emerging Models and Markets for Music

Graduate Study Abroad

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A survey of emerging business paradigms and international markets that will undergird the production and distribution of music and related cultural goods and services over the next decade. The course lays out several cultural, technological, and socio-economic threads linking today’s popular music industry and networked communications platforms and media, with an emphasis on key geographic and diasporic markets. Through a mix of theory and examinations of real-world events, trends, enterprises, artists and fans, the course will develop students’ critical and analytical skills for evaluating which of the emergent models and markets proposed as “the future of music” will prosper, where, and why. Specific topics covered include globalization and cultural hybridity theory; attention, fan and creator economies; interactive media, games and live streaming; cultural governance models and Music Cities; and recent developments in music markets in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on Brazil, China, South Korea, India, and Nigeria.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program Dates:

To be announced

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Related Areas of Study:

  • Music Business 
  • Music Education
  • Music Technology
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Performing Arts Administration

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


Students are required to self-register for the listed course per the NYU Academic Calendar:

  • MPAMB-GE 2203 Section 095 (Class# TBC) Emerging Models and Markets for Music - 3 credits

This course is offered through the Music and Performing Arts Professions department.

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.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.


Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBC

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the current term.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the current term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students 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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about graduate study abroad scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Flight, Travel, Visa Information:

Flight: Students purchase their own international travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving in Brazil typically depart New York a day in advance.

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: U.S. Citizens do not need a visa to enter Brazil.

All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at

Helpful links: U.S. State Department, Center for Disease Control, and Lonely Planet Guide (Rio de Janeiro).

Weather: In January, temperatures in Rio de Janeiro typically range from 76°F to 87°F. Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Brazil.

Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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