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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Situate music business decisions within key historical and current contexts of the music industry.
Articulate the unique responsibilities of key personnel in the music industry.
Analyze the marketplace and trends in the music industry and use the analysis for decision making in the music business environment.
Develop and implement a viable and realistic business plan for a professional musician or musical company.
Develop and implement a music marketing plan that includes sonic branding.
Collaborate with a team to market an artist or new music.
Adhere to legal principles, government legislation and regulations, copyright and contract requirements, and professional and industry codes of conduct.
Assess existing and emerging market entry options for music products or services and implement the optimal market entry strategy.
Apply negotiation, effective interpersonal communication, and human resource management skills to establish and maintain effective working relations.
Prepare and interpret financial statements to inform music business decisions and/or practices.
Identify and access public and private sources of capital to support music business plans.
Students are required to complete an industry work placement totalling 300 hours. Humber staff will assist in placing the student - however, the ultimate responsibility for finding the placement is the student's.
Our Music Business program delivers full-year education over one summer semester plus a work placement. In no time you will have launched your career in the music industry!
Our curriculum covers a broad range of professional roles, issues and skills to give you a complete overview of the music industry today. You’ll learn the responsibilities of the various disciplines, firms and organizations that comprise the music business and how to navigate the relationships between them. You’ll explore traditional and new business models, including streaming services, and how to determine which options are best. Most of all, you’ll finish the program with the knowledge and skills needed to find the music industry career that’s right for you.
Our Music Business professors have the depth and breadth of industry knowledge to give you the skills you need to forge a career in the music business. Ninety-five per cent of the professors still work in industry, and many have upwards of 20 years of experience.
Companies who have recently offered work placements to Humber Music Business students include:
Ontario is home to Canada’s largest and one of the world’s most diversified music sectors. As a graduate of our program, you'll be prepared to enter the industry and may find employment with radio stations, recording studios, post-production facilities, film houses, theatres, performance groups, distribution companies, sync agencies, media manufacturers and record labels. Opportunities are also available with various agencies for artist representation, promotion, copyright and legal, royalty collection, presenters, festivals and industry organizations.
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Credential: Honours Degree
Length: 8 semesters
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