Program Description

As a music business major, you’ll learn the fundamentals of business within the music industry from a musician’s perspective. Over eight semesters, while completing the college’s core music curriculum, you’ll immerse yourself in the legal, financial, artistic, and ethical issues that face the contemporary music business professional. By networking with a diverse community of musicians, faculty, and industry professionals on the college’s Boston campus, you’ll gain real world experience while earning a bachelor's degree.

Program Details

As a student majoring in music business/management, you will learn the music industry skills, concepts, and methodologies necessary to manage the legal, financial, artistic, and ethical issues that face the contemporary music business professional. You can select one of three available tracks within the major: self-directed or entrepreneurial activity, music products, or management in corporate environments.

You will demonstrate functional mastery of necessary skills and concepts by completing a final capstone project/experience with portfolio documentation, depending upon the major track chosen. This experience will be an industry internship, leadership participation in an ongoing college model music industry project, or both.

In addition, you'll develop a critical understanding of the criteria of quality work in music business and management environments via your course work, case studies, and exposure to guest lecturers, among other avenues of learning. Through group projects and other class activities, you'll explore how to work effectively with others in groupings typically found in the music business, and you'll develop your ability to nimbly adapt to changes in music business and management environments.


Musicians as Entrepreneurs

Housed in the Music Business/Management Department, the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) is designed to inspire, educate, and launch the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, learn how BerkleeICE helps prepare you for the music business, as well as envision its future.

Program at a Glance


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