Music Industry

Minor

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The Music Industry Minor helps prepare students for employment in the music industry, including marketing and sales, recording production, intellectual property, sound recording, and arranging. The minor is interdisciplinary and interdepartmental, with coursework designed to provide students with an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of music as a calling and a business, and to provide opportunities for students to work with practitioners on real-world projects in the music industry. Students can participate in programs presented by the Center for Music Innovation, which explore how technology is changing how we create, consume, and collaborate around music — locally and globally. The minor, which is open to all UCLA undergraduates, also fosters communication and interaction between UCLA, the music industry, and the musical life of Los Angeles.

 

Music Industry Faculty

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Gigi Johnson
Director of the Center for Music Innovation
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Minor; Professor
Reporting from the Leading Edge | Innovating Music Podcast
In this Innovating Music podcast, Gigi Johnson interviews Cherie Hu, a reporter with a front-row seat to tech and music change. Cherie reports for Forbes, Billboard, Variety, Pitchfork, Music Business Worldwide, and other publications. She talked about new work in music and AI, her favorite conferences, her travel as a reporter, and her exploration of how music is merging with other industries.
Future(s) of Music in Los Angeles | Innovating Music Podcast
Gigi Johnson invites listeners of this Innovating Music podcast to join in research, events, and conversations in 2019 on the possible Future(s) of Music in Los Angeles.  She discusses the Center's research so far in looking at tech's impact on live performance.  She mentions work in many other Music Cities to look at how to help their live performance ecosystems.
Beyond the Speakers | Innovating Music Podcast
Gigi Johnson, director of the Center for Music Innovation, interviewed Adam Moseley, a long-time producer/mixer/engineer who is exploring new adventures in spatial audio, mixed reality, and sound technologies. Among the topics he shares is how designing with his synesthesia led to his multi-dimensional "Sonic Field" perspective, beyond the speakers.

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