College of Business

Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Business

The Music Industry Business program will help you understand the creation and marketing components of today's music industry. Classes in recording, business, artist management, publishing, economics—and much more—are combined with internships to prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.

Why study Music Industry Business at NU?

  • Only 4 year fully accredited degree program of its kind in the northwest region of the United States.
  • Top tier, industry rated recording facilities and environments/equipment.
  • Award-winning faculty members.
  • 100% job placement since we started in 2010.
  • Minutes from Seattle, one of the top 6 thriving music scenes/cultures in the United States.
  • Opportunities for internship experience, employment, and ministry—locally and abroad.
  • Our Music Business program is accredited with the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs—the highest accreditation possible for business schools that focus on teaching excellence.

Alumni Story

Margret Akers

Don't overlook Northwest. The professors here are really invested in your success. They opened doors for me that I could have never opened myself. Choosing this school has made a huge difference. I've done things here that I never imagined I would.
Margaret Akers, A&R / Project Manager at Save The City Records, Volunteers as a West Coast Promoter for LMG concerts

Where Have Students Interned?

  • EMI Nashville — Music Publishing
  • Tooth and Nail Records; Seattle — Music marketing/publishing
  • Mars Hill Music; Seattle — Music marketing/publishing/distribution
  • East-West Studios; Los Angeles — Recording/Engineering/Producing

Common Career Paths

  • Recording Engineer
  • Producer
  • Musician
  • TV & Radio
  • Movie soundtrack work
  • Artist management
  • Music Copyright
  • Publishing
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Church Stage/Sound producer

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Next Steps

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