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What are the best school in the fields of Music and Business?

I'm not sure what i want to do with my life and what i want to major in. I know I want to continue my education after high school but I'm not sure what I want to yet do. #undecided #excitedforthefuture #music-producer #music-production #international-affairs #international-business

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Todd’s Answer

You may want to look for schools that maintain enough flexibility for students to major (or minor) in music and business. Important to look around because some schools don't let music majors do much outside their discipline.
I would suggest -- Ithaca College, Bard, St Olaf, University of the Pacific.
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Jon’s Answer

Belmont University in Nashville is supposed to be very good. I would target your search to where there is a thriving music business surrounding the university. So, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, and even potentially New Orleans may be good places for you to explore universities. Also, if you haven't already, check out Donald Passman's - All You Need to Know About the Music Business. Best of luck in your search!

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Kevin’s Answer

do you think that there's a chance that your questions, in and of themselves, might be slightly off base?

For example rather than talk about what you want to do, why don't you try thinking about who you want to be, because being, rather than doing brings us into a world of community with other beings, other musicians or I want your artist or filmmakers all lawyers or whatever and so by being from moment to moment living with an artistic point of you questioning the status quo holding a mirror up to society to show us who we are and to challenge us to be better than what we are – these are all things that the artist can bring to his or her society. If you're interested in music and performance because your ego demands a lot of attention and you want to be famous then you're going to have to be especially careful not to walk into situations where you'll be coming emotionally devastated and disappointed over and over again because they're so much rejection in the music biz.

where do you go to music school or business school you're going to have to take a certain amount of classes like history of Western civilization history of art maybe a literature or a writing class and so on and so forth. So my suggestion is to save a little bit of money and go to your local community college and get on a business track. you may find that you truly like business and accounting and spreadsheets and business plan and guess what? All of the things that you learn as a business person can be applied to a successful music. So put your thinking cap on, will you sleeves and really apply yourself to hurt your business school program. now here's the money part, yes, wow you're going to college and studying accounting in math and business soon so on so forth you just can't keep your hands off your piano or your guitar and you find yourself going out and playing open mic or practicing with your band over and over and you really can't live without playing music, then what I would do is transfer as many credits from your business studies to a good music school.

every successful musician I've ever known have been people who simply would not do anything else; not because they were in Hartford and we're stupid but just because their hearts were in it.

The second thing I'd like to mention how to manage expectations. I always told my students but then apply my dream job and then a Denna five my fallback second choice job. Typically the second choice job was more consistent made better money had steadier hours so on and so forth . make sure the bed second choice is in the music business, OK, because it's really important if you're going to be a musician this to make it be who you truly are 24 seven 365. But the reason why I suggested a compromise right at the beginning because you be in the. Driver seat, and you will be doing it deliberately.

Rozental let's say you want to start a rock band and you saying and write songs. Amazingly you find out that no one else in the world is ever thought of that idea (joke😌). so you will get a job at the local music store and you take it very seriously and you learn all about your product with a sound reinforcement sure he boards or guitars and you will become knowledgeable in that area. All very long you're going to be meeting other musicians you going to be in the wake of life and you will be part of the music scene in your area. you will probably get a discount on the gear that you bye. Where you are making a steady income by ear at a good discount and then at night he three nights a week, you have a practice space and you and the band rehearsal. This is actually much better than doing it the other way around

Man or woman graduates from college start a band the band get signed to a deal they break up in the record company shelves the last three CDs of the band was supposed to make and blah blah blah blah blah and now you're 26 or 27 years old and you're completely disillusioned with the music business. Well where do you go from there? That's a difficult situation to be in because you have been forced, by circumstances, to compromise your music.

But the other way around you're making a living and you'll discover many hidden talents along the way, and I really want you to trust me on this. When I did my first solo CD I discovered that it would cost me 5 to 6 Thousand dollars to have a record promoted to radio. I didn't have the money when I did have a successful way of communicating on the phone, and with a background in a little bit of theater, I decided just to put together a mailing list myself and promote my own record. You know I service to 200 radio stations in my genre and was added to 83.5% of all stations serviced. in case you don't know that is an unusually large and very successful radio campaign. And then, I thought you know, I could do this for my friends I could do this for other people and it was just nice to know that the more I began to learn about the music business is the more opportunities present themselves.

I have one last suggestion. If you really truly know that you are a musician and that you don't want to do anything else I would first find the best private teacher where you live; next paint a couple of online classes with a reputable online line educator.

don't overwork you tube, which is chockablock full of great teachers where you can learn lots of really serious stuff. And if you find that you're playing in your music and you're getting is taking you where you want to go , perhaps you want to those people that doesn't really need to go to college. Now this may sound like a funny thing you're a college professor to say, but one of the best things about going to college especially music school is the young people who find out what am I doing this in for me when we go to ned school! so much of what we learn when we were Young is learning what we don't like; it's a process of editing out the bad and letting the good shine through. And so if you're not going to college but you're still a musical smaller via the new venues white online and so forth you have plenty of time to learn the business because you're gonna be out there looking for gigs and opportunities and all the rest.

Then when you're in your mid 20s say 2526 years old and you're not where you want to be and you're not able to do what you want to do when you're feeling frustrated, then it might be time you're ahead and commit yourself to a four-year music school. Study show that young people who start college couple of years later then the folks they went to high school with often get more out of the experience. Let's face it there's a big difference between being 18 and being 22.

but the difference between age 22 and 26 is really significant because, for one thing, most people's bodies actually stop growing in their mid 20s and so things begin to slow down.
keep the attitude of studying scholarship director entire life and whether you go to college or not you'll find that the world has much to teach you.
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