Biz of music

The best music business schools in 2017? Well, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business in Nashville, is one of them, according to Billboard. Curb’s sponsorship of Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary, Country Music, has created internship opportunities for students with Burns’ Florentine Films, plus a foundation of the National Music Publishers’ Association has provided a $50,000 endowment for Curb’s songwriting programme.

New York’s Hofstra University’s Center for Entrepreneurship has launched Mane Records, a student-run label providing experience recording at studios in New York, as well as in producing, promoting and distributing music under the mentorship of industry professionals.

Middle Tennessee State University this year created a new bachelor’s degree in audio production to complement its undergraduate degree in the recording industry, its music business MBA and MFA in recording arts and technologies.

What about Berklee? The Berklee Empowerment Initiative, launched in June, aims to help young women achieve and sustain careers in the music industry, while the school’s campus in Valencia, Spain, offers a master’s degree in global entertainment and music business.

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