University of Technology Sydney

50826 Music Business and Professional Practice

8cp; 3hpw on campus
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10062 80cp Music and Sound Design Major OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10063 80cp Music and Sound Design Major OR 40 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10025 Music and Sound Design Major BMusSoundDes


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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Autumn session, City campus

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