University of Technology Sydney

50826 Music Business and Professional Practice

Requisite(s): 40 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. Learning is structured around a central applied music business project focusing on the running of a digital media label. Students elect to participate in one or more organising committees fulfilling professional roles such as label management, event management, distribution, marketing and design, production and administration. Authentic learning and assessment strategies are built around project proposal and opportunity analysis, contract drafting and negotiation, project report and acquittal. The label undertakes to complete the production and marketing of student-developed work in contexts such as a live event or digital release.

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