Survey of the Music Business

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Technology/Business

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Survey of the Music Business

Fall 2022

Taught By: Gene Perla

Section: A

CRN: 14705

Credits: 2

This course provides an overview of the business of music. Students become acquainted with how the music business affects the professional musician, music educator, and businessperson. Practical information covers areas such as copyright laws, performing rights, mechanical rights, agents, management, unions and benefits, the non-for-profit sector, creating work for yourself, and the success mindset, as well as problems faced by professional musicians including procrastination, lack of motivation, poor career development, and lack of work. Emphasis is on the use of the internet and other contemporary technologies to further the musician’s career. Students learn necessary skills in order to become successful professional musicians and develop the knowledge to build a career in the music industry that includes variety, longevity, and levels of success. This course fulfills the Music Business requirement for students majoring in Jazz and Contemporary Music.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Technology/Business (JTEB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:18am 8/12/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 716

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/18/2022