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Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries

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Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries

Earn a degree from the top-ranked University of Miami Frost School of Music. Prepare to succeed in the ever-evolving music industry.


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4 Certificate Options 16 Week Programs 9 Credit Hours Per Program 3 Courses Per Program GRE/GMAT Not Required

Our graduate certificate programs are designed to give you the industry-relevant information you need to stand out in major and independent record companies, music publishing companies, and talent agencies. Choose from four specialized certificate programs, including Music Business Fundamentals, Music Rights Administration and Licensing, and Legal Aspects of the Music Business. From a study of music copyright law and international publishing to marketing and promotion techniques for influencing consumer behavior, you will gain the tools you need to meet the demands of a competitive industry.

Students accepted to the Master of Arts in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management or Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries degree programs can transfer nine credit hours (1 certificate) into the master's program.

Music Business Fundamentals Certificate

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  • MMI 774 – MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW

    This course is a study of the essential provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and subsequent amendments and revisions. Students examine the unique complexities of copyright law as it relates to the music industry.

  • MMI 673 – MUSIC PUBLISHING

    This course is an in-depth study of the international publishing industry with an emphasis on catalog development and exploitation.

  • MMI 637 – RECORDED MUSIC OPERATIONS

    This course is a study of the activities involved in commercially exploiting recorded music. The course includes an analysis of activities involved in the production, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of a recorded music product as well as related royalty accounting, mechanical licensing, and master-use licensing activities.

Music Rights Administration and Licensing Certificate

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  • MMI 774 – MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW

    This course is a study of the essential provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and subsequent amendments and revisions. Students examine the unique complexities of copyright law as it relates to the music industry.

  • MMI 673 – MUSIC PUBLISHING

    This course is an in-depth study of the international publishing industry with an emphasis on catalog development and exploitation.

  • MMI 752 – MUSIC LICENSING

    This course covers advanced music industry concepts and problems in music licensing. Personal rights and most varieties of music licenses and international licensing concepts are covered. Students acquire practical experience utilizing licensing parameters.

Legal Aspects of the Music Business Certificate

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  • MMI 774 – MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW

    This course is a study of the essential provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and subsequent amendments and revisions. Students examine the unique complexities of copyright law as it relates to the music industry.

  • MMI 750 – MUSIC BUSINESS AGREEMENTS

    This course is a study of various music industry agreements and how they affect the artist and songwriter. Recording, music publishing, and personal management agreements are analyzed and discussed. Topics include negotiation considerations, deal points, record company economics, and profitability.

  • MMI 738 – LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    In this course, students become familiar with various production, vendor, facility, client, and artist contracts and agreements commonly used in the industry.

Music Entrepreneurship Certificate

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  • MMI 774 – MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW

    This course is a study of the essential provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and subsequent amendments and revisions. Students examine the unique complexities of copyright law as it relates to the music industry.

  • MMI 630 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR MUSICIANS

    The course explores a wide range of options for musicians who want to pursue music business careers in their regional music markets. Students examine opportunities in performance, recording, composition, education, and more. Emphasis is placed on the packaging of musical skills in the marketplace and on the financial management of small proprietary music businesses. As a result, the student musician will be prepared to make career decisions with foresight and planning.

  • MMI 643 – MARKETING IN THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

    In this course, students learn how to fulfill demand and influence consumer behavior through effective marketing techniques. The course provides the students with information on the latest technologies being employed to reach and communicate with target consumers.

*To earn a certificate, students must complete all three designated courses within two years and earn a minimum combined GPA of 2.5 and no less than a C- in any one course.