About This Degree

Students in the Music Business program will prepare for careers in the commercial music industry, in such fields as artist management, music publishing, concert promotion, record labels, music marketing, talent booking, music promotion & publicity, and tour management. The Music Business program is also perfect for performers who want to have the information needed to effectively navigate this fast-changing business and build their careers. The Bachelor of Arts degree includes the university's core liberal arts courses, plus courses in the music industry, business administration, and applied music. Music industry internships are provided to allow the student to experience the workplace and make career decisions.

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My business is my life and my life is my business!

It's an exciting place to work if you have the skills to succeed. Come study with the top industry professionals at New Jersey City University. Whether you're chasing stardom as performer, artist manager, talent agent, concert promoter, record label owner, producer, digital-age music entrepreneur - or any other career in entertainment - We'll get you ready to compete, with courses designed to help you succeed. Our Jersey City campus is within sight of New York's entertainment industry - putting internships and careers within your reach. Your dreams can become a reality with the right education. NJCU is the affordable choice - close to home and close to the heart of the music business! We want to meet you!

Students in the Music Business program will prepare for careers in the commercial music industry, in such fields as artist management, music publishing, concert promotion, record labels, music marketing, talent booking, music promotion & publicity, and tour management. The Music Business program is also perfect for performers who want to have the information needed to effectively navigate this fast-changing business and build their careers. The bachelor of arts degree includes the university's core liberal arts courses, plus courses in the music industry, business administration, and applied music. Music industry internships are provided to allow the student to experience the workplace and make career decisions.

NJCU Music Business Program Named Top Choice by Billboard!


Admission Requirements

All students applying for the music business program must audition as a vocalist or instrumentalist. Auditions are held each spring and students applying for any music major must perform before a faculty committee. For details about the audition requirements please contact us!


Faculty

Steve Dillon, founder and president of Dillon Music, one of the premiere woodwind and brass stores in the world, is an active lecturer at universities around the United States. He has been profiled by the New York Times and recently appeared on the Discovery Channel. Prof. Dillon is one of the world's leading researchers on the life and music of trombonist Arthur Pryor, and the foremost authority on military fifes. Prof. Dillon has served as president of Dillon Music for past 25 years and was recently awarded Small Business Person of the Year by the Woodbridge Chamber of Commerce.

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Beth Holub is an active Marketing, PR, Strategy, and Arts Administration professional in the NYC area specializing in classical music and publishing. She has a BA in Viola and Art History from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Marketing and Management from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business. Past administrative positions include General Manager for Boston-based Symphony Nova, Senior Publicity Manager at Unison Media, and Director of Marketing and Promotions Director at Carl Fischer Music/Theodore Presser Company. Beth is currently a partner at Black Tea Music, a management agency representing classical composers, runs her own graphic design/PR/ marketing consultancy agency, is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University teaching music business, and gives lectures and seminars on the business of music. Beth was honored in 2015 by Direct Marketing News as a 40 under 40 professional to watch.

Beth is an active freelance violist performing with orchestras, opera companies, and recording artists. She has worked with Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, recorded with Los Angeles/London record producer Ed Buller of the Psychedelic Furs, and records for established groups in Arizona, Massachusetts, and New York at studios such as WaveLab, Waterworks, Q-Division, and Avatar. As a member of the band Eksi Ekso, she played official shows at SXSW in Austin, TX in 2009 and 2011. She has performed with the Bangor Symphony (ME), Guerilla Opera (MA), Juventas New Music Ensemble (MA), Boston Opera Collaborative (MA), MetroWest Opera (MA), the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (NY), Greenwich Village Orchestra (NY), the Contemporary Music Ensemble at CUNY, Garden State Philharmonic (NJ), and The Chelsea Symphony (NY), as well as with other various orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles. Her festival credits include Brevard Music Center (NC), Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Pierre Monteux School (ME).