Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries (MBEI)

Students in the Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries degree program have a passion for music and business and want to pursue careers which combine the two.  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 in the music business through study with members of our renowned faculty.

Coursework, 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. Majors study music business topics such as copyright, music publishing, record companies, entertainment contracts, artist management, 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 are also required to select and complete a minor from those offered in the School of Business or School of Communications. More detailed information about the program curriculum can be found in the Academic Bulletin.

Music business students are encouraged to participate in all of the extra-curricular activities that we have available, including internships, participating in student-run enterprises, and getting involved with various music business focused student organizations.  More information about these opportunities can be found under the Student Life tab on our website.

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.