MI ANNOUNCES AN EXCITING EXPANSION  OF ITS MUSIC BUSINESS PROGRAM STARTING  WITH THE APRIL 2010 QUARTER

MI ANNOUNCES AN EXCITING EXPANSION OF ITS MUSIC BUSINESS PROGRAM STARTING WITH THE APRIL 2010 QUARTER

Ever dedicated to helping its students explore exciting new possibilities in the industry, Musicians Institute in Hollywood announces an exciting expansion and new options for students enrolled in its Music Business Program.

Beginning with the April 2010 quarter, MI is offering two Music Business Certificate programs. The existing 30-unit Certificate in Music Business will be revised with several new courses and reorganized program content. The new 45-unit Certificate in Music Business (Music Entrepreneur) will provide the same basic curriculum plus an additional 15-unit emphasis that prepares students to set up and operate an independent music business.

The two quarter, 30 credit Certificate in Music Business program provides students with knowledge and skills sufficient to apply for entry-level positions in record companies or music industry firms specializing in public relations, artist management, artist booking, music publishing, music supervision, A&R, artist marketing & promotion, copyright, and radio/record promotion.

Quarter 1 classes include: The Record Company; Music Law I: The Fundamentals; Internet Marketing; Music Publishing; Personal Management; Your Music Business Career; Agents and Attorneys; Computers in Business; and assorted Electives.

Quarter 2 classes include: Music Licensing and Supervision; Music Law II: Contracts, Licenses and Releases; Media Relations; Networking Strategies; Music Distribution; Concert and Tour Production; a Music Industry Internship; and assorted Electives.

The three quarter, 45-credit Certificate in Music Business (Independent Music Entrepreneur) program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the traditional music industry as well the business, legal and management tools to enable them to establish and operate an independent record company or music-related business.

The first two quarters include the same courses as the Certificate in Music Business. The third quarter courses include: Start and Run Your Own Record Label: The Creative Side; Owning and Operating A Music Business: The Legal Side; Independent Artist Marketing; Social Networking and Fan Management; Preparing Your Professional Business Plan; Broadcast Strategies; Showcase Promotion; and assorted Electives.

Since 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) has trained thousands of graduates for careers in every genre of contemporary music. From the beginning, MI revolutionized music education with hands-on, intensive, performance-based programs taught by working professionals. Today, MI’s unique, innovative approach includes degree and certificate programs for career-minded guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, keyboardists, audio engineers, independent artists, guitar makers, music business professionals and filmmakers.