Jobs With a Music Business Degree

A music business degree offers numerous career paths depending on your concentration.
A music business degree offers numerous career paths depending on your concentration. (Image: Young manager image by NiDerLander from

The music industry is a business like, yet unlike, any other. Depending on the area of concentration, with a music business degree there are many jobs you may consider. Career paths include administrative, managerial, supervisory and agency positions working for artists, record companies, concert promoters and a host of others in the music, broadcast, movie and related teaching and legal industries.


Managers working for music companies, agencies and individual artists have a better chance at success with a music management degree. Although the job might seem fun and exciting, business is business. You'll be dealing with executives, attorneys and other educated people on a regular basis and will need the kind of knowledge only a music management business degree program can provide.

Technicians and Producers

While it's also not necessary to have a degree in these fields, many successful audio, lighting and broadcast technicians, designers, engineers and producers have at least an associates or bachelors degree in the business of production and technical arts according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Teaching and Training

Don't overlook the noble profession of teaching and training with your music business degree, even as an adjunct career. Good teachers and trainers are always needed in music schools and in music-based corporations. Your knowledge will serve to help others gain insight into the business and help them choose careers of their own.

Legal Jobs

The music business has grown increasingly complex in modern times, with new markets and marketing methods seemingly growing by the day. Legal administrators, paralegals and attorneys are an integral part of of the infrastructure of the music business, and people with music business law degrees are needed to fill these roles. This part of the business is called "entertainment law" and is a specialized form of legal practice.

Other Jobs

As in any other career, applicants with any type of business degree will generally be among the first considered, and allow you to apply for higher-paying jobs. In the music business, depending on your music business concentration you may apply for many of the same jobs as other companies. Executives, publicists, human resources, recruiting, business management, accounting, marketing and others involved in music related businesses are among the many choices available.

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