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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David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Gigi Johnson
Executive Director of the Center for Music Innovation
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer, Music (electronic music), Music Industry
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Minor; Professor
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music receives $3 million to renovate theater
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has renovated the 133-seat theater in the Schoenberg Music Building thanks to a $3 million gift from the Herb Alpert Foundation. The theater was renamed Lani Hall, in honor of Alpert’s wife, the singer Lani Hall.
Finding a Path in L.A.'s Booming Music Industry
UCLA Pianist Gloria Cheng and three of the members of Cheng’s ensemble UCLA Flux are featured in this issue of San Francisco Classical Voice which discusses the vibrancy of Los Angeles contemporary music scene. 
Music 2030 at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Gigi Johnson, Executive Director at UCLA Alpert’s Center for Music Innovation, joined a panel on possible futures of music at Web Summit’s MusicNotes sessions November 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. 

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