Music Business Association Adds Nine Colleges To Academic Partnership Program
September 12, 2016 at 12:55 PM (PT)
The MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION's ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM has added nine colleges and universities to its roster, including its first-ever international member, AUSTRALIA-based COLLARTS. This brings the full enrollment to 21 schools and about 1,500 students. The PROGRAM provides support and exclusive opportunities – including full MUSIC BIZ membership – to schools, faculty members, and students affiliated with music business, technology, or entertainment law programs. The new schools that have joined the PROGRAM are:
• AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (WASHINGTON, DC)
• CATAWBA COLEGE (SALISBURY, MD)
• COLLARTS (SOUTH MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA)
• LOYOLA UNIVERSITY FILM & INDUSTRY STUDIES (NEW ORLEANS)
• NASHVILLE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NASHVILLE)
• NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (BOSTON)
• UCLA HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC (LOS ANGELES)
• UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (ATHENS, GA).
• UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (MEMPHIS, TN)
Participating schools brought about 170 students and faculty to NASHVILLE for the MUSIC BIZ 2016 convention, the highest academic attendance in the organization’s history. This year’s first-ever CAREER DAY also introduced students to companies with internship and job opportunities and helped foster invaluable industry connections. In addition, a group of PROGRAM member WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY's students recorded interviews with attendees throughout the event for the "MUSIC BIZ 101 & More" podcast, the results of which can be heard here. .
Last year, MUSIC BIZ’s SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION awarded more than $40,000 in financial scholarships and prizes to 23 students. In addition, as full MUSIC BIZ members, PROGRAM students received free admission to the COMMON GROUND webinar series, which exposed them to cutting-edge music industry research and analysis from MUSIC BIZ data partner LOOP (LOTS OF ONLINE PEOPLE) as well as product demonstrations from major companies such as DROPBOX. They were also given free access to MUSIC BIZ’s full collection of industry-standard style guides, white papers, and infographics, which cover everything from music licensing to proper metadata entry.
Commented MUSIC BIZ President JAMES DONIO: “We’re thrilled with the reception the ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM has received and are elated to welcome all of our new members. Music business education is vital to the continued health of our industry, and we are proud to give our PROGRAM members a leg up as they prepare to become the creators and executives of the future.”
To learn more about participation, contact EVELYN DICHTER at (856) 596-2221 or email@example.com, or visit here.