Music Business

Music 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


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!


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.