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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Intro to Music Industry

2. Course Prefix & Number:
MUSC 1452

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This class focuses on the study of music industry including: music in the marketplace, songwriting, publishing, copywriting, licensing, merchandising and recording, music management, agents, unions and guilds, television, radio and career development. In addition, it focuses on the ethical questions inherent in each of these areas such as intellectual property rights (illegal music downloading), artistic responsibility (effects of content on listeners), artistic restrictions (Wal-Mart effect, censorship), industry monopolies (Clear Channel radio, corporate ownership of public media).

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

MUSC 1452 - Intro to Music Industry

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

MUSC 1452 - Intro to Music Industry

There are no corequisites for this course.