Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jordan Murray


This unit is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of business practices related to the music industry. The course focuses on skills necessary for beginning and maintaining a professional career in the music industry. It examines the role of music management including an introduction to self-management, copyright, record companies and the recording process.
Attention is paid to the music industry in the select overseas countries to provide a comparison to the Australian context.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will :

  1. be familiar with the main music business strategies in Australia including the record industry, live performance and copyright
  2. understand the main methodologies of music management in Australia
  3. critically evaluate the similarities and differences in music industry practices nationally and internationally.
  4. be able to articulate a personal method of music self management.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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