Music Industry

Minor

Open to All
UCLA Students

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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.

 

Connecting the World - Portia Sabin, Music Business Association | Innovating Music Podcast
This week on the Innovating Music Podcast, we talk with Music Business Association President, Dr. Portia Sabin, about the ways in which the music business is connected as a community. We discuss her journey through the music industry from performing as an artist to running a record label. We also look at other aspects of the music business and how they have been affected in light of the pandemic. This includes trade associations and their advantages for independent labels especially during the pandemic and other ways in which cities can centralize their local music businesses to connect the music community at large.
Reconnecting with Virtual Audiences, Jay Gilbert, Label Logic | Innovating Music Podcast
Innovation often answers the call to action made by changing environments. In this week’s podcast, we talk with Jay Gilbert, photographer and co-founder of Label Logic, about the new challenges artists in the music industry face in light of social-distancing and what their “new normal” will be as the world regains its rhythm.
Carlos Santana to address School of Music graduates, June 19
Carlos Santana said he wants the graduates “to use their music as a platform to empower and unite as we seek justice and creative solutions during these challenging times.”

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