Students in the Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries with Entrepreneurship and Management Emphasis and a minor in Creative American Music degree program have a passion for songwriting and the entreprenurialism and want to pursue careers which combine the two.  This program is for Contemporary Performance principals. They come to the Frost School of Music to be with others from across the country who have similar interests and to prepare for a professional career as a performing songwriter for a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities.  The degree combines the Music Business program with the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music minor.

Classroom lessons, extra-curricular participation and internships are vital components of the degree program. The program is interdisciplinary in nature with emphasis placed upon courses in music business, music, and business. Music Business and Entertainment Industries majors study music business topics such as copyright, music publishing, record companies, entertainment contracts, artist management, entertainment industry foundations, touring, and music marketing; music topics such as music theory, private lessons, music history and literature, keyboard skills, performance, and music technology; and business topics such as economics, accounting, business law, marketing, and management.  Students will also obtain a second minor in Business Administration. More detailed information about the program curriculum can be found in the Academic Bulletin. (Tip for navigating the Bulletin: Select the Browse Sections option, then under Undergraduate Programs, select the Frost School of Music, then search for “MBEC” or scroll to the MMI Department, and this particular program)

Music Business and Entertainment Industries majors have numerous opportunities to expand their knowledge of the music industry by becoming involved in one of our student-run enterprises, ‘Cane Records and Cat 5 Music Publishing, our chapter of the student-organization MEISA, and our local branches of national associations such as GRAMMY U.  Visit our Student Life page for more information. 

Music business students are encouraged to explore different areas of the industry through multiple internships, which may be completed locally and/or in different cities across the country.  Guest speakers regularly come to our campus to share their insights and experiences with our students.

Our goal is to prepare you for the next step in your career as a performing songwriter and entrepreneur.  Our graduates are working in every different area of the industry – music publishing, record companies, music licensing, artist management, live music production, concert management, and intellectual property/entertainment law.  We look forward to welcoming you as a student to the Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music!