Music Industry

School of Music

MUI 221. Survey of the Music Industry. 3 credits.

An overview of the recording, entertainment and performing arts industries including an examination of the historical, aesthetic and commercial developments of the music industry in the United States.

MUI 323. Legal Aspects of the Music Industry. 3 credits.

An examination of the legal issues affecting the performing arts, recording and music publishing fields. Topics include music rights and licensing, performing arts unions and guilds, artist representation and contractual relationships. Prerequisite: MUI 221.

MUI 324. Introduction to Audio Devices. 3 credits.

Introduction to electronic devices utilized in the sound recording industry. Prerequisite: GSCI 121, The Physical Nature of Light and Sound.

MUI 330. Music Publishing.  3 credits.

This course will offer a comprehensive overview of the music publication industry. The focus will be upon, but not limited to, mainstream popular music. It will also consider songwriter/publisher relations, self-publication, as well as an examination of art. Religious and educational music publishing. Prerequisite: MUI 323 Legal aspects of the Music Industry.

MUI 392. Practicum in Music Industry. 1 credit,  repeatable to 4 credits.

Supervised cocurricular music industry activities. Students may receive one credit hour per semester. Prerequisites: MUI 221 and Practicum Approval Form.

MUI 400. Multi-Track Recording Techniques I. 3 credits.

An introduction to contemporary multi-track recording studio techniques. Students will be introduced to recording studio design, psycho-acoustics, miking techniques, Musical Instrument Digital Interface and the mixing console. Prerequisite: MUI 325 or SMAD 234.

MUI 401. Multi-Track Recording Techniques II. 3 credits.

Advanced multi-track recording studio techniques. Students will examine signal processing, musical instrument digital interface, mix down and editing procedures. Prerequisite: MUI 400.

MUI 410. Songwriting. 3 credits.

An introduction to form, lyric development and melodic structure of contemporary songwriting for commercial entertainment applications. The course will include examination of leadsheet writing, demo production, copyright protection and publishing of commercial songs. Prerequisites: MUI 221,and MUS 142 or permission of the instructor.

MUI 411. Film Scoring: Music in Entertainment and Broadcast Media. 3 credits.

An examination of music used in the broadcast and entertainment media from artistic, cultural, technological and business viewpoints. Major emphases will include composition and production of music for the following media applications: radio advertising, television advertising, television programming, film and video. Prerequisites: MUI 221 and MUS 142 or permission of the instructor.

MUI 415. Songwriting II. 3 credits.

This course is a continuation in the study of form, lyric development and melodic structure of contemporary songwriting for commercial entertainment applications. This course will also take into account some basic music business aspects important in the music industry directly related to song writers. Prerequisites: MUI 410

MUI 420. Marketing of Recorded Music. 3 credits.

Examination of the process of studio production, manufacturing, promotion and distribution of contemporary recordings. Record release programs for independent and major label-controlled products are analyzed. Prerequisite: MUI 221.

MUI 422. Concert Production and Promotion. 3 credits.

Study of the presentation of cultural and commercial entertainment in the form of concert events from artistic, technical and business viewpoints. The roles of the cultural impresario and concert promoter in contemporary society are examined. Prerequisites: MUI 221 and MUI 323 or permission of the instructor.

MUI 426. Music and Sound Product Merchandising.  3 credits.

The study of manufacturing, importation and distribution of music and sound products. An overview of product knowledge necessary for merchandising musical instruments, sound reinforcement systems and audio recording/playback equipment. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: MUI 221.

MUI 430. Artist Management. 3 credits.

This course will evaluate the function of musician/recording artist representatives in the music industry. Focus of discussions will include artist development from early career stages to concert tours, unions, recording companies, personal appearances, contractual agreements, etc. Prerequisites: MUI 221 Survey of the Music Industry and MUI 323 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry. 

MUI 492. Internship in Music Industry. 3-6 credits.

A supervised off-campus cocurricular learning activity designed to  provide practical experience in the music industry. Prerequisites: MUI 221 and MUI 323.

 



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