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Additional Specializations

  • Advanced Business Development
  • Advanced DJ Tools
  • Performance & Technology

Become a music industry entrepreneur

Gain real, 360 degree experience tackling the hurdles of the modern music industry.

This program is for students who want to understand the way the music business operates within the landscape of today's industry, and develop hands-on experience as a music business entrepreneur in areas like modern media economics, artist management and development, content creation and campaign management, live concert and studio session production, contract analysis, finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship. The Music Business program works closely with the Sound & Music Recording and Electronic Music Production programs to give students maximum opportunities to develop, collaborate, and expand at an accelerated rate, while our concerts, artist collective, and exclusive workshops give students an immediate gateway to the industry.

How will you accelerate your career?

  • You'll receive specialized 360 degree training in music business.
  • You'll manage artists and coordinate the release of an EP.
  • You'll write a business plan, a marketing plan, and design and implement a marketing campaign.
  • You'll manage recording sessions, production projects, and a live concert.
  • You'll network with industry stand-outs and Grammy-winning masters at our exclusive workshops.
  • You'll work with our creator network called RAC Collective.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Music Business
  • Music Media
  • Musicianship in Popular Music
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Music
  • Emerging Models in the Music Industry
  • Music Business Workshop


Semester 2

  • Financial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • Experiential Learning: Debut An Artist


Semester 3

  • Business Ethics
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Piano Skills
  • Experiential Learning: Producing A Live Concert


In addition to the curriculum, RAC students have exclusive access to these amazing resources.



Industry masters, including Grammy-winning producers and engineers, come to RAC to share their knowledge and scout for emerging talent. Featuring seminars, Q&As, cyphers, and mixing and networking sessions, RAC workshops have been host to several Grammy-winning producers, engineers, artists, as well as program hosts, festival programmers, and radio producers.

Workshop Promo

RAC Collective

Finding your way alone in the industry is extremely difficult. At RAC, you have the unique benefit of joining an already-established and diverse web of like-minded creators. Our ever-growing network of artists, producers, engineers, beat-makers, and sound recordists across all genres gives you an instant family of talented potential collaborators to help accelerate your career growth.

Collective Sample

Publishing & Management Experience

During the curriculum you'll be tasked with coordinating the release of an EP. From managing and planning recording sessions, production projects, and concerts, to promoting, marketing, and managing student artists, you'll be instantly applying what you learn in the classroom to the real world.

Student Recording Session



Work with the best. Learn from the best. Become the best.

Check out some excerpts from the latest RAC Workshop, featuring two Grammy-winning mixers and RAC guest lecturers who came out from LA to share some advice, host a mixing seminar, and scout the local talent.

Steve Baughman & Mauricio Iragorri's credits include: Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Game, Snoop Dogg, Usher, Michael Jackson, Pussycat Dolls, Obie Trice, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, D12, Destiny's Child, Pink, and more