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Course ID:MBUS 1100. 1 hour.
Course Title:Introduction to the Music Business
Course
Description:
An introduction to the fundamental concepts of the business practices related to the music industry. The course will focus on skills necessary for beginning and maintaining a professional career in the music industry. The course will have a strong emphasis on practical applications of classroom knowledge to the music business environment.
Athena Title:INTR MUSIC BUSINESS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MBUS 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Business Fundamentals as Applied to the Music Industry
Course
Description:
Fundamental concepts in the fields of economics, finance, IS/IT, management, marketing, and real estate. The course serves as a setting to learn basic tools in the music business and as an introduction to various fields enabling the student to understand fundamental approaches to issues in business.
Athena Title:Busi Fund as Applied Musi Indu
Pre or Corequisite:ACCT 1160 or ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H or ACCT 2101E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Promotion and Publicity Techniques for Music Business
Course
Description:
Examines unique/specific techniques for promoting albums, artists and concerts. Will examine traditional methods like paid advertising, radio airplay, local/national press. Also, will examine non-traditional tools, like social networks, online retailers, street teams, and viral video. Will emphasize using new metrics to gauge effectiveness of these tools.
Athena Title:PROMO PUB TECH MBUS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 3550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Music Production
Course
Description:
Students in this course will study recording industry projects. Students will learn how to manage the overall scope of a recording project from initial concept to completion, as well as modern recording studio techniques. There will be both lectures and hands-on studio practice.
Athena Title:MBUS PRODUCTION
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 4100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Music Business
Course
Description:
A survey of the music industry, its various revenue-generating sources, its principal actors, and its developmental history.
Athena Title:Music Business I
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 4200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Music Artist Management and Development I
Course
Description:
A study of issues related to the personal management and career development of musical artists, including building the artist’s support team, contract negotiation, revenue generation and management, press relations, and marketing through image and branding.
Athena Title:Artist Management I
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 4300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Music Publishing I
Course
Description:
A study of intellectual property law as it relates to the music publishing business, emphasizing the ownership and commercial exploitation of music copyrights.
Athena Title:Music Publishing I
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 4550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Live Concert Recording I
Course
Description:
This course encompasses mobile recording of six live music performances on-site at venues in Athens. The students will set up the recording equipment, engineer the original recording, mix and edit the final product. The finished productions will then be delivered to WUGA 91.7 FM for broadcast as part of a regular series on the station.
Athena Title:LIVE CONC RECORD I
Nontraditional Format:Directed study in Live Concert Recording.
Prerequisite:MBUS 3550
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 4800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Internship in Music Business
Course
Description:
This course is intended for music business program students who show interest in an area of study and wish to pursue a discipline of practical and applied experience in greater depth. Students must be directed by department chair and sponsored by an approved music or entertainment business.
Athena Title:MBUS INTERNSHIP
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Prerequisite:MBUS 4100 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MBUS 5000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Special Topics in Music Business
Course
Description:
In-depth treatment of specialty topics in the music industry, such as distribution of recorded music, concert promotion, and touring. Topics will vary depending upon current issues in the music industry.
Athena Title:Spec Topics in Music Business
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MBUS 5100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Emerging Issues in Music Business
Course
Description:
The operational aspects of the music recording industry. Focus on special topics such as engineering, creative content development, and intellectual property protection. This course also features experiential learning activities, designed to provide hands-on experience and networking opportunities.
Athena Title:Music Business II
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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