Bachelor of Arts, music business major

musbus_overview1The music business major prepares students to enter today’s music industry and to pursue a career opportunity where the arts and commerce intersect. Courses in music, performing arts, and business combine with field observations and internships. These experiences prepare students for careers in fields such as arts management, promotion, the record industry, and general music business.

The program affords both the performing artist and the business student the opportunity to pursue music business studies. The music business major has two tracks: the Bachelor of Arts in Music with Music Business Concentration (designed with a music emphasis) and the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with  Specialization in Music Business (designed for the music/business student).

Behind the Scenes with Bon Jovi

Augsburg Students go behind the scenes at Bon Jovi concert (via KSTP)

Internship Placements

Augsburg Music Business students and graduates have had unique opportunities within the music industry both locally and nationally. The lists below include examples of internship placements and employers of graduates of the Music Business program.

  • Air MTM, London, England
  • La Crosse Radio Group, LaCrosse, WI
  • Littoral Records, Sydney, Australia
  • Palm Pictures, New York City
  • Sony Music Nashville, Nashville, TN
  • Victory Studios, Seattle, WA
  • 94.7 The Zone Radio, Chicago, IL

In addition, our music business alumni currently work at the

following organizations:

  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul
  • The Dakota, Minneapolis
  • The Schubert Theatre, Minneapolis
  • Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul
  • Palm Pictures, New York City
  • Club 3 Degrees, Minneapolis
  • Sony Music Nashville, Nashville, TN

Twin Cities

 Allegro Music CampCabooze

CBS Radio

Cedar Cultural Center

Clear Channel Entertainment

Club 3 Degrees

The Dakota


Depository Recording Studio

Fifth Element

Fine Line Music Cafe

First Ave

Guthrie Theatre

In the Groove Music

Innova Recordings (American Composers Forum)

KMOJ Radio

Minneapolis Chamber Orchestra

Music Association of MinnetonkaNew Folk Records

Rock the Cause

Rose Ensemble

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Saint Paul Saints

The Singers

Station 4

Sue McLean and Associates

Tinderbox Music

Universal Music & Video Distribution

Varsity Theatre

Vega Productions

Vocal Essence

West Bank School of Music


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Degree Requirements

BA in Music with Music Business Concentration, Degree Checklist

BA in Business with Music Business Specialization, Degree Checklist

BA in Music with Music Business Concentration – Course descriptions are located in the College Catalog


Faculty Contact

Ned Kantar, 612-330-1422,