What Does It Take To Be A
Music Industry Leader?

Session A: Monday June 24 – Friday June 28, 2024

Session B: Monday August 5 – Friday August 9, 2024

9am-3pm PST daily

Tuition: $1,566
Deposit of $500 required no later than 15 days after receiving notice of acceptance. The deadline to pay the remaining balance for your participation will be June 15, 2024. Scholarships are available

Apply by April 30, 2024

This week-long intensive introduces the real-world experiences foundational to the music industry, connecting those to practical and theoretical frameworks to familiarize students with what it takes to be leaders in the industry. We’ll examine the inner workings of the music industry, considering economic, political, social and material perspectives. Throughout the course, students will collaborate, culminating in a mock album release, festival launch or label launch for a final project of their choice that will be showcased and reviewed by industry professionals.

Robert Fink, Chair of Music Industry in UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music; industry insiders such as Lauren A. Spalding (FEMME HOUSE and Animal Talk Collective), and other guests will educate students, sharing tips and industry wisdom. Well-crafted assignments and experiential learning that replicate contemporary industry practices will combine with behind-the-scenes stories and masterclass training from professionals, giving a taste of what UCLA’s Music Industry Program has to offer and helping students acquire the real-world skills necessary for a career in “the industry.”

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Daily Schedule

Day 1 – Introduction: Welcome to the Machine, the Music Industry Now
What do we mean by “the industry”?
Masterclass with Robert Fink
Assign workgroups based on interest and begin the project brainstorm

Day 2 – Artist and Entrepreneur
Breakout in workgroups
Masterclass

Day 3 – Technology, Multimedia and Musical Commodities
Breakout in workgroups
Masterclass

Day 4 – Representation and Identity in the Music Industry
Breakout in workgroups
Masterclass

Day 5 – Copyright, Music Licensing and the Law
Breakout in workgroups
Masterclass

Day 6 – Next Steps to a Career in the Music Industry
UCLA School of Music Admissions Q&A
Masterclass
Present  Final Projects

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation of your participation in the summer intensives must be provided to the program in writing no later than May 31, 2024.  You will be eligible to receive an 85% refund of your deposit if cancelling by this date. Cancellations communicated in writing from June 1, 2024 through June 28, 2024 will receive a 50% refund on their deposit. Cancellations communicated from July 1 through the start of the intensive are eligible for a 50% refund of the full tuition.  However, any cancellations communicated once your intensive has already begun will not be eligible for a refund.

Will housing be provided?

No, participants must make their own lodging arrangements.

Will food be provided?

Yes, lunch is catered for participants each day of the intensive program.  We recommend you bring snacks or purchase snacks at the various vending areas available on campus.

Will orientation be provided?

Yes, orientation is required for both parents/guardians and participants.  A zoom orientation session will be facilitated one month prior to the start of the intensives.

Do I need to bring my own instrument?

Yes, if you are a drummer in the jazz or songwriting program, only bring a bass drum pedal, cymbals, and drum sticks.  If you are a piano player, each of our instructional spaces are equipped with a piano.

Is there a cost for parking on campus?

We recommend you use parking structure 2 (P2 on this map), the closest one to our buildings.  The cost for a full day of parking is $15 in structure 2, parking rates are subject to revision by the university and can also vary by parking location.

Is the program available to international students?

International students are eligible to apply, please refer to the following page for information on visa requirements.

Will I need any additional supplies?

Additional supplies needed vary by intensive and we recommend you review the orientation information for your specific intensives.