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Course Descriptions

MUS 253 - Music Business

3 Credits

This course will introduce the student to the different facets of the music business. The course will aim to increase the participant's knowledge of the inner workings of the business, as well as how they relate to one another. Areas of concentration are music publishing, income sources, recording studios, copyrights, recording companies, and other related avenues. Whether the student wants a career in teaching or performing, this course will give an overview of some of the things to expect.

MCC General Education: MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Examine career pathways in the music business.
2. Identify complexities of the music business in order to make values based decisions.
3. Interpret general copyright law.
4. Describe the relationship between performing rights organizations.
5. Evaluate the role of relationships between agents and record companies.
6. Identify legal and ethical dilemmas within music contracts.
7. Iterate personal ethics against music business practices.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023