Music Industry - Career Pathways

Music Industry

 

What is Music Industry?

The Music Industry major offers students a comprehensive exploration of the music industry including: contracts, publishing, the record business, tour management, self-employment business basics, marketing, business and legal affairs, public relations, promotion, sales and distribution, merchandising, and artist relations and ethics. The program provides an interdisciplinary education with courses spanning the business and music departments.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Music Industry Degree?

A Music Industry degree prepares graduates for success in multiple aspects of the music industry, including careers in management, production, touring, gaming, radio, publishing, business, public relations, entertainment law, advertising, recording, and promotions.

[ Back to Top ]

Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

[ Back to Top ]

Sample Job Titles

A&R Coordinator
Audio Mixer
Business Consultant
Consumer Researcher
Copyright Lawyer
Disc Jockey
Entertainment Attorney
Event Manager
Event Promoter
Independent Musician
Lighting Designer
Marketing Consultant
Music Editor
Music Journalist
Music Programmer
Music Publisher
Producer
Publicist
Social Media Manager
Songwriter
Sound Technician
Studio Owner
Tour Manager
Venue Manager

[ Back to Top ]

Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

[ Back to Top ]

Networking

Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may clubs such as Music Industry Club, Business Club, Sound Services, Financial Management Association, Fredonia Radio Systems.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

[ Back to Top ]

Professional Associations

[ Back to Top ]

Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Music Industry program’s news and events.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
[ Back to Top ]

CDO Events on Google Calendar

 Find the Fredonia Career Development Office on Facebook Find @FredoniaCDO on Twitter Find the Fredonia Career Development Office on Pintrest State University of New York at Fredonia on LinkedIn Find the Fredonia Career Development office on InstagramCareer Development Office logo

Office Hours
Academic Year: M-F
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Summer: M-F
8:00 am - 4:00 pmFredonia earns prestigious Carnegie Classification for community engagement

Career Development Office

Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3327
(716) 673-3593 fax