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A bachelor’s degree is an increasingly important degree for anyone to have. Employers often look for candidates who have completed higher education at this level. Even if you’re applying for a job that doesn’t directly correlate with your major, a bachelor’s degree alone can often make you a strong candidate. What is a BA in Music Business? With this degree, students learn… Read more

A bachelor’s degree is an increasingly important degree for anyone to have. Employers often look for candidates who have completed higher education at this level. Even if you’re applying for a job that doesn’t directly correlate with your major, a bachelor’s degree alone can often make you a strong candidate.

What is a BA in Music Business? With this degree, students learn how to successfully manage a musician or music group. They can also learn how to effectively manage themselves if they are independent musicians who are just starting out in the industry. Music business students take courses related to copyright laws, publicity, marketing and distribution. Many programs allow students to get their feet wet in the industry even during their time as students. This sets them up for success when they graduate and take on clients of their own.

Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in music business provides many benefits. Students learn skills that can help them in all areas of professional life, such as how to be a leader, manage finances and work well with others. Graduates may also have an edge over applicants without undergraduate degrees, even if they don’t end up pursuing music business.

The cost of a degree in music business varies by institution. If you’re considering pursuing this major, it is best to speak with the financial aid department of the school you’re interested in to make the most informed decision.

There are many career opportunities for those who graduate with a music business degree. Common careers are public relations, being sales and distribution representative, and artist management. You can also be a tour manager, a music journalist or a social media marketer, among other career options. Whether or not you pursue music business upon graduation, you’ll have valuable skills related to self-determination and strong communication.

Many schools offer both online and in-person degree programs for music business. You can also select an institution outside of your home country. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Music Management. This Media Management B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany.

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Music Management. This Media Management B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany. -
BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
Academy of Music & Sound Online
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The course is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound but would also suit any applicants studying music-related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed ... +

The course is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound but would also suit any applicants studying music-related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed those with recognised industry experience backed up with qualifications. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany +1 More

What makes a song a hit? How do the music industry, business models, brand and artist management, music marketing and exploitation work? How do you organize concerts and music ... +

What makes a song a hit? How do the music industry, business models, brand and artist management, music marketing and exploitation work? How do you organize concerts and music events? And what does it take to start a label? If you are enthusiastic about these and other questions about the music industry, the bachelor's degree in Music Management (BA) is just right for you! -
BA
Full-time
6 semesters
German
Oct 2022
Campus
 

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Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom

Prepare to enter the thriving music industry, part of the growing UK creative economy that employs millions nationwide. You could be a musician looking to complement your crea ... +

Prepare to enter the thriving music industry, part of the growing UK creative economy that employs millions nationwide. You could be a musician looking to complement your creativity and boost your employment prospects, an entrepreneur with ambitions to transfer your business acumen to the worlds of music and entertainment, or you may just love music. You’ll network with experts and creative professionals at guest lectures and music events around the city and beyond. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, USA

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree for students seeking a breadth of knowledge and experience. Students pursuing this degree will have a minor in another a ... +

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree for students seeking a breadth of knowledge and experience. Students pursuing this degree will have a minor in another area as well as study in a foreign language. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
UCA University for the Creative Arts
Epsom, United Kingdom

If you have the drive to work in the music industry, then our BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business and Management course is for you. As well as providing you with an overview of the i ... +

If you have the drive to work in the music industry, then our BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business and Management course is for you. As well as providing you with an overview of the industry, it will give you the chance to explore your own areas of interest and develop the skills you need to thrive in this fast-moving, increasingly global sector. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, USA

Do you enjoy picking up an instrument and playing it all day long? Were you practicing Mozart’s 41st symphony at a young age? Or have you been singing for as long as you can r ... +

Do you enjoy picking up an instrument and playing it all day long? Were you practicing Mozart’s 41st symphony at a young age? Or have you been singing for as long as you can remember and want to share this with the world? If all this sounds like “music” to your ears, then you may wish to make it your degree. -
BA
English
 
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, USA

Music is the art of combining vocal or instrumental sound to evoke emotion, produce beauty of form, or create harmony, melody or rhythm. Humans have been making music since th ... +

Music is the art of combining vocal or instrumental sound to evoke emotion, produce beauty of form, or create harmony, melody or rhythm. Humans have been making music since the beginning of time, and music is present in some form in every culture and society around the world. The music department at Valdosta State University prepares students to have lifelong careers as musicians, music educators or professionals who work in the field of music. -
BA
English
 
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Kenosha, USA

If music be the food of love, play on! The greatest playwright of all time knew the significance of music to the human story.

If music be the food of love, play on! The greatest playwright of all time knew the significance of music to the human story. -
BA
English
 
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater, USA

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students experience a well-rounded curriculum with numerous performance and study opportunities. We offer two different bachelor's degrees i ... +

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students experience a well-rounded curriculum with numerous performance and study opportunities. We offer two different bachelor's degrees in music, with six different undergraduate degree programs specially designed to prepare students for their unique career goals. -
BA
English
 
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Brighton, United Kingdom

This course has been successful in developing and promoting motivated and ambitious individuals across all aspects of the music industry , including music producers, performer ... +

This course has been successful in developing and promoting motivated and ambitious individuals across all aspects of the music industry , including music producers, performers, artists, managers, A&R, music publishers, studio owners, tour production and entrepreneurs. -
BA
English
 
Southwestern College
Winfield, USA

Southwestern College is a place where all students regardless of major can experience a wide range of musical opportunities and offerings. Music majors, minors, and non-majors ... +

Southwestern College is a place where all students regardless of major can experience a wide range of musical opportunities and offerings. Music majors, minors, and non-majors receive a high quality of innovative individualized instruction from award-winning faculty who value life-long learning. -
BA
English
 
University of St. Thomas Houston
Houston, USA

Is it your dream to be a musician? Are you actively working to advance your musical skills and looking for opportunities to perform? As a Music major at UST, you’ll get multip ... +

Is it your dream to be a musician? Are you actively working to advance your musical skills and looking for opportunities to perform? As a Music major at UST, you’ll get multiple and equitable solo and small ensemble performance opportunities every semester, starting your freshman year – in contrast to larger universities. With rigorous training in choral, operatic and instrumental music, you’ll explore the rich and diverse sweep of Western sacred and secular music, both ancient and modern. -
BA
English
 
University of California Los Angeles UCLA
Los Angeles, USA +2 More

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Jazz Studies encourages students to think globally about the capacity of jazz to transform the musical and political worlds it engages, while bu ... +

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Jazz Studies encourages students to think globally about the capacity of jazz to transform the musical and political worlds it engages, while building upon UCLA’s strong jazz studies and world music foundation. -
BA
English