Bachelor of Arts, music business major

The 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 copyright, music publishing, concert promotion, the record industry, artist management, marketing, entrepreneurship, music, performing arts, and business combine with field observations and internships. These experiences prepare students for careers in fields such as arts/ artist 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 business student).


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.

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
  • Interscope Records, Santa Monica
  • In the Groove Music, Minneapolis
  • First Avenue, Minneapolis
  • and many others

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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

Faculty Contact/Student Contact

Dain Estes,          Jack Swift,