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B.S. in Music Business Concentration

Music and Business are natural partners in the world beyond academia. Performing arts organizations often function as small businesses requiring those involved to have fundamental skills in marketing, accounting, business law, and grant writing. Likewise, the arts and entertainment industry provides opportunities to the business minded person with an interest in retail, artist management, or the recording industry fields. The Music Business track coordinates the requirements for the B.S. degree in music with basic studies in the music industry, music law, marketing, and business law. Students at IU Southeast have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and connections through numerous internship opportunities.

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Auditioning/Interviewing for the B.S. in Music - Music Business Concentration

Acceptance into the Music Business program is based on an interview and a demonstration of the candidate’s fluency on a particular instrument or voice. This program is not a performance oriented degree; therefore, the level of performance does not need to reflect the same level of skill as a performer required of those interested in a performance major. However, since it is a music degree, we require that candidates have some facility on a musical instrument or voice and can demonstrate basic literacy in conventional music notation. Candidates should be prepared to discuss reasons why they wish to pursue the B. S. in Music—Music Business. Support materials (CD recordings, creative work, past editing projects, etc.) are helpful, but not necessary for admittance into the program. Some basic pitch matching exercises will be asked of the candidate.