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3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Los Angeles

About this program

Music Business

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry degree is a liberal arts degree that prepares graduates to foster and employ an entrepreneurial mindset. Students focus their studies on the music performance and the music industry in areas such as music law, music publishing, artist management, music licensing, live concert production and promotion, radio Programing and production, artist development and marketing in addition to the conventional study of music history, theory, individual music instruction and ensemble performance. A primary goal of the program is to develop connections and relationships between students and the industry in Los Angeles through core coursework, masterclasses and internships.

Admission requirements

Short Answer Submission

Choose one question from the following and write a detailed response. Please submit your response as a PDF.

  • How has the music industry changed for both artists and music consumers from1980 to current day?
  • What trends could be predicted for the next five years for the state of themusic industry?
  • What are the most important factors for success for a new songwriter and/orartist breaking into today’s music industry?

Short Video Performance

Please upload a one (1) minute video of you performing any song of your choice, on your primary instrument. The video must showcase basic musical abilities and should demonstrate your musical strengths. Your primary instrument may be voice, piano, guitar, etc


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Program content

Department Learning Outcomes reflect the mission and learning outcomes of the institution, the academic program and to the acquisition of skills that are specific to a concentrated field of study.

  1. Professional Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate broad professional knowledge in the language, communication, strategic trends, and legal concepts as practiced in areas of publishing, recording, licensing, artist management and promotion in the music and entertainment industry.
  2. Historical Influences: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of business roles and structures in the popular music industry and how they influence current practices and trends.
  3. Proficiency in Songwriting: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of musical structure, harmonic language and lyric composition by composing original songs that display fundamental skill in melodic and harmonic form, lyrical content and musical arrangement.
  4. Foundational Music: Students will be able to demonstrate intermediate knowledge and proficiency in music theory, basic keyboard techniques, contemporary music and popular song history and their cultural context, and conducting.
  5. Business Technology: Students will be able to demonstrate competency in using computer technology and online tools such as social media and streaming platforms in the practice of monetizing music and media content.
  6. Strategic Planning: Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to synthesize professional knowledge andentrepreneurial concepts to create a business strategy supported by financial planning and marketing.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition Fee 2021-2022

  • Bachelor’s Degree, All Majors (First Year): $32,600.00
  • Bachelor’s Degree, All Majors (Second Year): $24,450.00
  • Bachelor’s Degree, All Majors (Third Year): $24,450.00
  • Bachelor’s Degree, All Majors (Fourth Year): $16,300.00


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Art's program in Music Business, students will:

  1. Prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models.
  2. Applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more
  3. Establishing a strong foundation in musicianship.

Career paths

  • Publicist Marketing Representative
  • Independent Radio Promoter
  • Music Supervisor
  • Artist Management
  • A&R Administrator or Representative
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Entertainment Attorney
  • Booking Agent

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Los Angeles College of Music

Los Angeles College of Music, is a contemporary music college focused on building a community of future industry leaders. Since 1996, we have been connecting students to the music industry through our Grammy-winning faculty, 50+ annual career services opportunities, and...

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Los Angeles College of Music

300 S Fair Oaks Ave
91105 Pasadena California
United States of America (USA)

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