Music Business

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The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Music offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Music Business. Students in Bradley’s Music Business program benefit from the cooperative effort between The Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts and the nationally recognized Foster College of Business Administration.

Bradley is one of the country’s leaders in Music Business development. Students are immersed in the dynamic world of publishing, streaming, recording, arts management, product manufacturing, and sales. The required Music Business Internship (CFA301) gives students the opportunity to work directly in the part of the industry of their choice and provides essential networking and career development skills.

  • Faculty are nationally recognized leaders in the music industry.
  • National travel familiarizes students with a variety of career opportunities.
  • Music Business student organizations allow experiential learning while still on campus.

All applicants audition on their primary instrument or voice to gain entrance into the program. The audition is required both to determine acceptance into a degree program and for the consideration of talent scholarships. The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Scholarships
The Department of Music offers a number of scholarships, grants, and awards designated for incoming students who choose to major in music. Talent awards range from $100 to $4,000 and are allocated by the Department of Music through the audition process. Students who receive these awards must remain a music major, maintain a specified GPA, and participate in a major performing ensemble each semester.

Curriculum
Bradley faculty have decades of experience in the quickly changing music business world of retailing, manufacturing, wholesaling, publishing, recording, and arts management. In addition, faculty members bring nationally recognized leaders in the industry to share their experiences and offer assistance to students on a regular basis. In addition to music history, recital and skills training courses, students will take classes such as:

  • Music Licensing & Contracts  
  • Music Products Industry
  • Professional Selling
  • Principals of Accounting

“When I first enrolled at Bradley, all I knew was that I wanted to work with music. Through the Music Business program, I discovered my passion, learned the skills I needed, and today I am working in Hollywood on projects that I could only have dreamed about!”

Conor Aspell
Music Coordinator
Vibe Creative, Culver City, CA