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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.


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 6 Tue
A Conversation with Tom Corson, Co-Chairman and COO of Warner Records
The L.A. Sounds Now series kicks off with an engaging conversation with Tom Corson (’82), Co-Chairman and COO of Warner Records. Corson currently oversees all aspects of the record label’s operations, which has seen great success with new and established artist including Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Saweetie and others.
Oct 13 Tue
A Conversation with Susan Genco, Co-President of the Azoff Group
Featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Women in Music: The 100 Most Powerful Executives,” Co-President of the Azoff Group, Susan Genco shares her experience working in diverse executive roles within the music industry and shares her unique perspective as a prominent female leader.
Oct 20 Tue
A Conversation with Jeff Harleston, General Counsel and EVP of Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group
Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Billboard Magazine and as one of Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100,” Jeff Harleston, EVP of Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group, discusses his career trajectory and insight into the legal sector of the music industry.

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