Music Business Degree
The ranges of jobs available to those who hold a music business degree covers a broad cross-section of the industry, from managers who work directly with artists, to publicists who promote the touring of a musical act.
Why a music business degree?
You may want to take your music career to a new level and get a music business education. This can open doors to an exiting career in the music industry. There are always a demand for professional people with a music business education, and there's a wide range of opportunities in the field, yet they are keenly competitive.
The range of jobs available to those who have a music business education covers a broad spectrum in the industry,. There are managers, who works directly with the artists, publicist that promotes the artists and salespersons who often helps the record label to increase the CD sale. Music business professionals are also found in fields such as entertainment law and technical production, which may require additional music business programs in law or audio engineering.
Many of these skills will also help you directly in your songwriting career. If you know the entertainment law, any contract signing will become a piece of cake. In the same way, any skills in sales will help you selling your demos. The cliché “knowledge is power” also comes true here. The more you know about the business, the higher the chances of getting your songwriting on the right track.
Where do I find it?
There are many music business schools around the world that offers an education in this field. Some universities have a music business degree program, and many other schools also offers this kind of education. Take some phone calls and do some research to check out if there's a school near you that offers this kind of program. There are also some schools that offer courses in this area online, so do some research.
If you feel like doing different jobs in the music area, I highly recommend you to consider this. It will increase your understanding of how the business works, and you will probably get a lot of contacts which may also help you with your songwriting career.
Many of today’s most successful songwriters started their career in a different area of the music industry, so if you feel like it, and have the opportunity, you should absolutely consider a music business degree.
See Tom Hess talk about why you should consider a music business education in the video below
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