|MUSB 5000: Music Industry Overview and History|
|MUSB 5001: Government Relations and Industry Organizations|
|MUSB 5002: Music Business and Finance|
|MUSB 5003: Music, Brands, and the Media|
|MUSB 5004: Communications, Psychology and Creativity|
|MUSB 5005: Contracts, Legal Issues and Ethics|
|MUSB 5500: Artist Management and Development|
|MUSB 5501: Music Sales and Marketing|
|MUSB 5502: Streaming and New Models|
|MUSB 5503: Copyright, Licensing & Sync|
|MUSB 5504: Touring and Events|
|MUSB 5505: Music Enterprise|
|MUSB 5550: Music Business Internship|
Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.
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.
Music, Bachelor of
Credential: Honours Degree
Length: 8 semesters
Music, Introduction to Commercial Jazz Music
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Length: 2 semesters
Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Length: 2 semesters
Watch the video to learn more about Humber's Music Business program.
100 years of Bird: In conversation with Gary Bartz
Wed, December 02, 2020
This year is the centenary of the birth of Charlie Parker. In his honour, join Gary Bartz and Humber Music for a virtual noon-hour concert/clinic.
Gary Bartz is an award-winning alto saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, instructor, and sideman. Though he began his career with the Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln group in 1964, he also played extensively with McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Woody Shaw, and Terumasa Hino. Critics considered him one of the standout soloists on Miles Davis’ groundbreaking Live Evil. Bartz also founded the pioneering NTU Troop, who issued a series of pioneering albums that seamlessly integrated soul, funk, African folk music, hard and post-bop, and spiritually informed avant-garde jazz, with albums including Follow the Medicine Man and I’ve Known Rivers and Other Bodies. Bartz worked extensively with groundbreaking musicians and producers including Norman Connors, Donald Byrd, and producers, the Mizell Brothers. Though he led fewer dates during the ’80s and ’90s, he remained active as both collaborator and sideman.
In 2003, Bartz joined the faculty of the Jazz Studies department at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He won a Grammy for his playing on Tyner’s Illuminations in 2005 and released the acclaimed Coltrane Rules: Tao Music Warrior in 2012. In 2015 he was awarded the BNY Mellon Jazz 2015 Living Legacy Award. As he turns 80, he continues to inspire and shape future generations, as evidenced by his recent recordings with UK spiritual jazz outfit Maisha, and his collaboration on Jazz Is Dead with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Yonge.
Photo by Alan Nahigian.
Which Media & Creative Arts program is for you?
Thu, November 19, 2020
Find out at an upcoming program information session!
From Monday, November 23, 2020, to Friday, January 29, 2021, the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts is hosting one-hour virtual information sessions at various times. Connect with our professors to hear how you'll get hands-on experience through Live Labs, performances, and ongoing work-integrated learning, and learn the industry-specific business skills needed wherever your career and your story take you. Your professional future starts here.
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