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Increase in Music Industry College Majors.
« on: April 05, 2015, 01:32:20 PM »
I attend college at SUNY Oneonta, and I honestly didn't even know until I got here last year that we had an entire major dedicated to music industry. No, not like actually being musicians, but they're tons of people who love music and want to work in the music industry for a career in the future after they're able to graduate. You get to take a plethora of different music themed classes, like audio production, businesses classes that have to do with the entertainment industry, learning different instruments, and so much more. My brother is currently a music industry major and I'm actually thinking about switching majors and entering this major as well. Did you know about majors like this?

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Re: Increase in Music Industry College Majors.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 09:47:14 PM »
Yep, most music programs offer a degree like this nowadays. Its a good idea for most music majors to know this stuff anyway if they want to work in some fashion in the business. My buddy was a Music Management (same kind of thing) at UOP and basically said it gave him all the tools needed to do several of the crucial aspects of what make the music industry tick like how to manage musicians, how to mix, how to promote bands/musicians, etc. And because he's a musical guy, he already has that background to make him a better option for companies to hire him.

Re: Increase in Music Industry College Majors.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 01:58:46 PM »
A lot of art-oriented majors have a counterpart to them that is more technical or focused on business.  So long as the institution has good faculty that have experience in their respective fields, these sort of majors are a great step in the right direction for people looking to work in those sort of industries.  The real trick is making networking connections to people already involved in the industry in addition to gaining the skills and know-how.

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Re: Increase in Music Industry College Majors.
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 02:09:01 AM »
I study Multimedia Arts at an arts school and we do have a course called Music Production. It is actually for musicians but then they also learn a lot about the music industry. The course isn't just about learning music, playing an instrument or singing but rather they learn anything and everything that involves music and that includes the industry. I think it's really nice that my school has that kind of course because I think musicians should also be knowledgeable with the industry as they will most likely be entering it after they graduate or even while they are studying.