Students in the Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries degree program are serious about their goals, and they come to the Frost School of Music to take an important step toward attaining those goals, whether to work in traditional music industry areas, such as music publishing or record marketing and distribution, or in new and emerging areas of the business, such as online music streaming services. Music Business students work tirelessly to develop their knowledge and skills through study with our faculty whose members are established industry teachers and professionals.
Classroom lessons, extra-curricular participation and internships are vital components of the degree program. Music Business and Entertainment Industries students study music copyright, music publishing, record companies, entertainment contracts, music licensing, royalties, entertainment industry foundations, touring, and music marketing. In addition to their primary area of study, they have the opportunity to pursue other related subjects such as music, business and communications.
Music Business and Entertainment Industries students 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 the 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 music business and entertainment industry professional. 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!
Admissions Information: Full information can be found by following the link below to the MBEI Graduate Admissions Information page. To be considered for admission to the program, you must take the quantitative and qualitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a minimum combined score of 295, and a minimum 4.0 on the writing section. An audition is not required. An undergraduate music business degree is also not required. Any undergraduate degree is acceptable. Undergraduate business courses are not required for eligibility; however, they are desirable for your personal development and business mindset. Please note, if you are completing a music business undergraduate degree, you should review our curriculum closely. You can find a link to it at the bottom of this page. Depending on the focus of your undergraduate degree, and which courses you have already taken, our program may be too similar to your undergraduate degree for it to make sense to pursue it. This Masters program is not considered a continuing education program from an undergraduate degree in music business. Rather, it is generally geared towards students that did not complete a music business undergraduate course of study. We only accept new MBEI graduate students in the fall term.