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Music 286: Introduction to the Music Business: Home

“Every artist IS a small business. Those who understand this truth fare better than those who don’t! This class is designed to help enterprising students bridge the gap between college, where they hone their craft, and the rest of their lives, where they

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About Music 286

Music 286 is required in the Commercial Music major and is a recommended elective for all music majors. In the vernacular of the day, we teach, "Don't do the music business; be a music business." The course stresses that all musicians need a business plan, and is taught in a manner relevant for all musicians. The semester's work includes exposure to a variety of guest lectures, and creation of personal semester projects, including research, which take the form of a personal business plan. Retention of material is measured with quizzes and a final exam.

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