The Music Industry Program demystifies the music business by focusing on the history, theory, and practice of music as a professional and connects students to movers and shakers within the vibrant Los Angeles music scene. The program includes a very popular Music Industry Minor, the Center for Music Innovation, which focuses on research and industry trends, and the student-run Music Industry Committee (MIC at UCLA) and its signature Office Hours series. All three components work together to prepare students for careers in the music industry and help them explore its possibilities. Music Industry courses are taught by a mix of UCLA faculty and industry professionals, make use of the school’s professional-grade recording and music creation studios, and include supervised professional internships taking advantage of the university’s Los Angeles location.
Open to all
Music Industry Faculty
Madison Beer, Nervo to Be Featured on UCLA MIC’s ‘Office Hours’
"Australian DJ sister-duo NERVO and songstress Madison Beer are slated to be the first guests on this year’s “Office Hours,” a speaker series put on by UCLA’s Music Industry Committee.
Content for Humans About the Content of Humans
IN THE NEW YORK TIMES: "What is the sound of your DNA?” Spotify and Ancestry.com teamed up to create a tool to convert DNA sequences into Spotify playlists. Professors Tim Taylor and Gigi Johnson weighed in at the New York Times.
SF Music by The Bay | Innovating Music Podcast
Find all episodes on Apple Podcasts or at this link. We were joined by Maggie Weiland and Dylan Rice from the SF Entertainment Commission to talk about how they work
Robert Fink on Inequality in Music
“I can’t think of a single hip-hop song about people getting subprime mortgages or that kind of thing,” Fink says.
New Songs for Global Singers | Innovating Music Podcast
Jonathan Stone shares the adventures of Rocket Songs, which connects songs with singers from around the world to discover and perform. He talked about the past century or so of
Explore Other Degrees
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music