Your Pathway to
the Music Industry

Our Music Industry Programs will help you understand the practice of music as a profession while connecting you with prominent players within the vibrant Los Angeles music scene. Participate in the student-run Music Industry Committee (MIC at UCLA) and take part in events featuring prominent industry speakers. Take classes taught by top faculty and industry professionals and make use of our school’s professional-grade recording and music creation studios.

Options include:
  • Music History and Industry BA: Our new degree program includes a holistic approach to understanding music and the music industry.
  • Music Industry Minor: This popular program prepares you for employment in the music industry by highlighting key topics including marketing, sales, recording production and more. This program is open to all UCLA students.
Music Industry Leaders to Discuss Influence of EDI in Special Edition Event Series
On September 27, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music returns with LA Sounds Now in a special edition integration with the Still Waiting Speaker Series. This fall, join a provocative set of conversations with music industry professionals, artists and special guests representing the rich diversity of the Los Angeles music ecosystem offering unique perspectives
Redefining the Music Industry with Internship Opportunities
Madison Dorsett, music performance major with a music industry minor at the School of Music, aims to redefine the music industry through her internships and the non-profit she helped create called Chromatic Brass Collective.
School of Music Student Receives Distinguished Pacific Bridge Arts Scholarship Award
The prestigious Pacific Bridge Arts Scholarship was recently awarded to Jonathan Tsai, a sophomore double majoring in Music History & Industry and English.
The School of Music to Launch Virtual Event Series Featuring Top Music Industry Leaders and Announces Its Inaugural Board of Advisors
This fall, a virtual event series titled L.A. Sounds Now, hosted by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will explore the current state and the future of the music business from the perspective of industry leaders and influencers who will also serve as the school's inaugural Board of Advisors.
Innovation is Messy...with Jack Conte, Patreon | Innovating Music Podcast
Jack Conte shares how he balances creating music (Pomplamoose and the funk band Scary Pockets) with running a large tech business (crowdfunding and community with Patreon.)
Livestreaming and Live Connecting with Dmitri Vietze | Innovating Music Podcast
A year ago, Dmitri Vietze of Music Tectonics shares his thoughts on crisis-driven shifts to music livestreaming.
Oct 25 Mon
6:00pm
Free
talks
A Conversation with Jeannette Perez, Chief Experience Officer at Kobalt Music
LA Sounds Now welcomes Chief Experience Officer at Kobalt Music Jeannette Perez, who oversees a significant portion of the client-facing publishing business, including writer and publisher relations. Her role was created for her, and allows Perez to support access to Kobalt resources by writers and artists while maintaining a high level of service.
Lani Hall
Nov 1 Mon
6:00pm
Free
talks
A Conversation with Brandon Sharp, Founder of AGENDA Management and Production
LA Sounds Now welcomes the Founder of AGENDA Management & Production, Brandon Sharp, who founded AGENDA Management and Production with a roster of talent and projects that seek to generate more equity, representation, and minority ownership in the entertainment business. 
Lani Hall
Nov 22 Mon
6:00pm
Free
A Conversation with Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Warner Music
LA Sounds Now welcomes Global Head of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Warner Music Group, Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett, an experienced leader and expert in the areas of EDI across corporate, nonprofit, and education sectors.
Lani Hall

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Ethnomusicology
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
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Music Composition
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Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music