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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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Program At A Glance

Finish in 18 Months 30 Credits To Graduate Scholarships Are Available    Tuition Is $2,170 Per Credit*  

 

Course Overview

The online Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries program is taught by the same high-caliber University of Miami Frost School of Music faculty who teach on campus. The courses focus on music business, music, and business. Students study a variety of music business topics, including copyright, music publishing, record companies, entertainment contracts, music licensing, touring, and music marketing. Students are also able to take several graduate courses offered outside of the Music Business and Entertainment Industries program as electives, such as courses in our Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management program and courses offered in the Herbert Business School or School of Communication.

Core Course Descriptions

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  • MMI 774 – MUSIC COPYRIGHT LAW

    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

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

  • MMI 750 – MUSIC BUSINESS AGREEMENTS

    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

    Students become familiar with various artist, client, production, vendor, and facility contracts and agreements commonly used in the industry.

    May be substituted for MMI 750.

  • MMI 752 – MUSIC LICENSING

    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.

Elective Course Descriptions

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  • 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 a small proprietary music business. As a result, the student musician will be prepared to make career decisions with foresight and planning.

  • MMI 637 – RECORDED MUSIC OPERATIONS

    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.

  • MMI 643 – MARKETING IN THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

    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.

  • MMI 641 – TOUR MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION

    Students will become familiar with the responsibilities of a tour planner. Individual tour planning projects are assigned, which will give the students insight into the management and production of a tour.

  • MMI 736 – SPONSORSHIP, DEVELOPMENT, AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    Students learn how to write and present a line-item budget for an arts presentation event, arts presenting organization, and an arts facility. Specific techniques and methods that are used to reduce event risk and safety are discussed.

  • MMI 738 – LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    Students become familiar with various artist, client, production, vendor, and facility contracts and agreements commonly used in the industry.

    May be substituted for MMI 750 or be used as an elective.

  • MMI 740 – ARTS PRESENTING PROJECT

    In this course, we'll investigate the best-practices of event execution, including but not limited to time management, teamwork, planning processes, event supervision, and evaluation techniques.

  • MMI 632 – ARTS LEADERSHIP

    Building a career in the twenty-first century and beyond creates challenges, both exciting and daunting. The purpose of this course is to provide grounding, critical information, as well as planning and vision for shaping the key components of launching and sustaining a career in the arts.

  • MUS 745 – PEAK PERFORMANCE STRATEGIES FOR MUSICIANS

    Become a more confident and expressive performer. This unique and forward-thinking course will be both performance and research-based. Students will develop the tools to succeed by studying techniques and concepts in preparation, positive psychology, visualization, bodily kinesthetics, communication, mindfulness, and weekly performance and practice assignments. The goal is to encourage fearless artistry, beginning in the practice room and continuing on stage and beyond.

  • MMI 735 – WORLD OF THE WORKING MUSICIAN

    This course is intended to provide immediate, important, comprehensive, and detailed information and tactics for building a lasting, meaningful career as a performing artist - one that exemplifies best practices but is unique to your artistic voice and vision.

  • MUS 755 – COMMUNICATION, MARKETING, AND PUBLICITY FOR THE MUSICAL ARTIST

    Effective communication skills are key for realizing your objectives in a competitive and dynamic music scene. In this course, the concepts, techniques, and conduits of communication will be defined and detailed - as they pertain to the musical artist and emphasize the most up to date technologies and platforms for getting your message across. More traditional ways of interfacing will not be neglected: the honing of clear writing, speaking, and person to person skills will be stressed. We will also reveal the ins and outs of working with publicists and other marketing professionals in our field. By the end of this course, you should have the tools to execute a communication and marketing strategy appropriate for your own career goals.

  • MUS 735 – MEDIA CREATION

    This course is intended to provide the student with the ability to record, edit, mix, and master content in both video and audio mediums, by using the most current, practical, and affordable technology available today.