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Certificate in Legal Aspects of the Music Business

Certificate At A Glance

3 Courses

9 Credit Hours

7 Weeks Per Course

SACSCOC Accredited University

Eligible for Financial Aid

World-Class Faculty

Course Descriptions

The Certificate in Legal Aspects of the Music Business can be completed as a standalone program or as part of the Master of Arts in Live Entertainment Management or Master of Arts in Music Industry. In order to transfer credits into one of our master's degrees, students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in the certificate courses. Course offerings vary by term and the length to completion for each certificate may change based on course availability. To earn a certificate, students must complete all three designated courses within two years and earn a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 and no less than a C- in any one course. Please note, a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.

This course provides an in-depth study of the essential provisions of the U.S. copyright law as they are related to music.

This course explores the legal agreements between different parties in the music business, such as record companies, recording artists, music producers, and licensees. Emphasis is placed on the different ways of contractually addressing intellectual property ownership and usage, compensation, and exclusive services.

Students become familiar with various Artist, Client, Production, Vendor and Facility Contracts and Agreements commonly used in the industry.


The program cost for the Certificate in Legal Aspects of the Music Business is $9,990.00. Please contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Application Deadline

We are now accepting applications for the Certificate in Legal Aspects of the Music Business. Please contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about enrollment deadlines and our next upcoming start date for this program.