12 Colleges, Universities, 1,000+ Students Join Music Biz Partnership Program's First Year
September 16, 2015 at 12:40 PM (PT)
Twelve colleges and universities along with more than 1,000 students have already signed up for the MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION's ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, which provides support and exclusive opportunities for schools, students and faculty members who are fostering the future of the music industry through music business, technology and entertainment law education.
The colleges in the program include BELMONT UNIV. (NASHVILLE), BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (BOSTON), DREXEL UNIV. (PHILADELPHIA), FERRIS STATE UNIV. (BIG RAPIDS, MI), FULL SAIL UNIV. (WINTER PARK, FL), MIDDLE TENNESSE STATE UNIV. (MURFREESBORO, TN), MONMOUTH UNIV. (WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ), NEW JERSEY CITY UNIV. (JERSEY CITY, NJ), NEW YORK UNIV., UNIV. OF MIAMI, UNIV. OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO and WILLIAM PATERSON UNIV. (PATERSON, NJ).
“MUSIC BIZ is thrilled with the robust response that the ACADEMIC PARTNERSHP PROGRAM has received over the past year and are proud to count all of these incredible institutions as members,” said MUSIC BIZ Pres. JAMES DONIO. “As an Adjunct Professor at MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY, I’ve seen first-hand how essential a balanced educational experience can be for those pursuing a career in the music business. It is imperative that we ensure the future prosperity of the music biz by providing support for those who are training the next generation of industry executives. Our ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM helps accomplish that.”
All students and faculty members at affiliated schools who are involved in a music business, technology, or entertainment law program automatically become MUSIC BIZ members, giving them exclusive benefits such as access to research, whitepapers and infographics; complimentary registration to the COMMON GROUND WEBINAR SERIES; discounts to the annual MUSIC BIZ convention as well as MUSIC STARTUP ACADEMY and ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY LAW CONFERENCE events; and eligibility to apply for scholarships through the SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION. Last year, more than $50,000 in financial scholarships and prizes was awarded to 24 students, including 11 from ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM members.
To learn more about the program, contact EVELYN DICHTER at (856) 596-2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit musicbiz.org/about/affiliate-partners/academic-partnership.