Music & Entertainment Industry Studies
For those interested in professional music, CU Denver’s Music Business program is designed for students utilizing their creative and entrepreneurial talents for careers in music publishing, artist, venue and tour management, entertainment law, digital music marketing and distribution, and as independent entrepreneurs..
Focusing on the industry’s present growth and emerging trends, an extensive music business education is complemented with course work in music business, musicianship, audio engineering and music industry practice. The business curriculum covers many facets of the industry, including music publishing, marketing, artist management, concert promotion and talent buying, booking, new business models, the digital streaming ecosystem, legal issues, and royalty/financial analysis, and devolving and disruptive developments in this fast-paced industry.
Students in the Music Business program make the connections that lead to local, regional, and national careers in music publishing, artist, venue and tour management, entertainment law, digital music marketing and distribution, and as independent entrepreneurs. Graduates from the Music Business program find professional success at a wide range of companies, including Warner Chappell Music Publishing, ASCAP, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Spotify, the William Morris Agency, Red Light Management, 7S Management, AEG Live, Live Nation, and Rolling Stone. Alumni work in music publishing, artist, venues, and tour management, music and entertainment law, digital music marketing and distribution, and as independent entrepreneurs.
Music Business offers both non-audition and audition track programs. The non-audition track does not require any additional application steps after admission to CU Denver.
Complete information about audition track requirements can be found on the auditions and required assessments webpage. All students must first be admitted to CU Denver.