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Current UCLA Student interested in the Music Industry Minor?

The Music Industry Minor helps prepare UCLA students for employment in the music industry. It shares coursework with the BA in Music Industry and the BA in Music History and Industry, as well as with the UCLA Herb Alpert School’s departments of Music, Ethnomusicology, and Musicology.

Signature requirements are an introductory course in the fundamentals of music business, and a culminating internship supervised by the Center for Community Engagement. Students then choose 6-7 courses from the expansive music industry curriculum at UCLA, including courses in songwriting and production, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, music supervision, forensic musicology, music and data science, the global music industry, and more. Minors may also elect courses that emphasize social justice and activism, a special focus of the program.

Open to all UCLA undergraduates, the minor fosters communication and interaction between UCLA, the music industry, and the musical life of Los Angeles.

Music Industry Faculty

Robert Beamer
Lecturer in Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer - Electronic Music, Audio Engineering
Dae Bogan
Lecturer in Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Bobby Borg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Stig Edgren
Lecturer in Music Industry (Concerts and Live Events)
Jason Feinberg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Marketing and Promotion)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor in Musicology (Forensic Musicology)
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Program, Professor of Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor of Music (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Kathryn Frazier
Lecturer in Music Industry
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer in Music, Music Industry (Artistic Citizenship and Community Engagement), Director of the Gluck Fellowship Program
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer in Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Lauren Kop
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting)
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
David MacFadyen
PROFESSOR OF MUSICOLOGY, MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Adam Moseley
Lecturer in Music Industry (Studio Production)
Tiffany Naiman
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music Industry; Instructor, Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music)
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
Justin Paul
Lecturer in Music Industry
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Music, Mind, and Brain)
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
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