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50826 Music Business and Professional Practice

Requisite(s): 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10025 Music and Sound Design Major BMusSoundDes OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10045 Sound and Music Design Major OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90225 Core subjects (SMD)


In this subject students explore the business models and professional practices relevant to the music and sound sector. Topics covered include the responsibilities of the creative professional, models of artistic development, artist management, case studies of musicians and studios, marketing, digital strategy, proposals and planning, media law, contracts, quoting and billing, tax, copyright, publishing models, the client–creative professional relationship, and the role of professional bodies.

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