What We Do

BPMI is a one-year program (fall, spring, and summer) that provides practical access to high levels of the music business with a focus on the thriving concert festival circuit. You will learn how to navigate your career in the ever-changing music industry as you hone your skills in communication, marketing, promotion, and performance. Curriculum activities are designed in collaboration with today's top industry figures to reflect contemporary trends and practices in the music industry.

You will be given the opportunity to:

  • Find and develop artists;
  • Budget a tour;
  • Book and promote concerts;
  • Place festival holds;
  • Design merchandise;
  • Develop press releases; and
  • Build and maintain all social media platforms, and more.

The capstone of the curriculum includes opportunities for students to perform and particpate at prestigious festivals in the U.S. and abroad, such as Lollapalooza, CMJ, SXSW, and Osheaga.

Watch a short teaser of clips from past BPMI festival performances: