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Music: Music Industry


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Music: Music Industry

Do you want to be part of bringing music you love to fans by helping a new artist produce their album or singles? Would you love to organize and promote a rock band’s next national concert tour? Ever wonder what is involved in the guidance, promotion, and marketing of a music artist in the current music industry environment?

The Music Industry concentration focuses on the rapidly changing dynamics of the music business and the relationship of music, business, and technology in the digital media landscape – a landscape that has drastically changed over the past decade and is continuing to evolve as new technologies emerge.

Classes you can take:

Business of Music, Music Online, Fundamental of Interactive Media, Basic Music Recording, Managing Organizational Behavior, Entertainment Arts and Media Management, International Marketing, History of Jazz, Topics in Asian Music, Soundtracks, DJ Culture, Music and Identity

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Career Opportunities

With your Music major with Music Industry concentration, you can join other Ramapo alumni in gaining employment within the industry at places such as Sony ATV Publishing, 20th Century Fox Film, VH1, Agency Booking, NBC Television, and AEG Live. Graduates have also continued their studies in Master’s programs such as music technology at NYU and music management at William Paterson University.

Hands-On Learning

The Music major begins with foundational studies in three areas: musicianship, music history and culture, and musical technologies and media. With a Music Industry concentration, you’ll enhance your major requirements with courses and experiential activities in business, communications, music management, publishing and copyright, live concert production and promotion, marketing, branding and entrepreneurship.

Due to our close proximity to New York City, there are many opportunities for internships with companies including Z100, MTV, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, AMC Records, MAYO Performing Arts Center, SiriusXM Radio and City Winery NYC (a live music venue).