Interested in the music business? Looking for a music business school? Then do what you love! Want to work as an artist manager, song plugger, A&R talent scout, music publicist, music publisher, record label executive, concert promoter, or anywhere else in music business?
Make your dreams a reality at the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Earn a bachelor’s degree in music business from the best faculty and the best equipped facility in the U.S. Our faculty members are all specialists in various fields in the music business with over 100 years of combined experience. We combine classroom learning with real-world experience to provide you with the best education, experience and introduction into the music business. Our students are members of the Grammy University Network and other national and local student organizations.
Our program is fast paced and student centered. You'll receive a first-rate education in the recording industry. You'll get hands-on experience with the best equipment available. You'll meet and work with top industry professionals, who seek out and hire our graduates for the top jobs in the business. Do what you love – at MTSU's Department of Recording Industry.
The Recording Industry major (RIM) is a 120-semester-hour program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Students may elect the Music Business concentration or the Production & Technology concentration. Requirements include 41 hrs of General Ed. courses, 45 hrs of RIM courses, and one minor. Please refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog for official degree requirements.
Latest News(more news here)
MFA graduate featured in Rolling Stone
MFA graduate Paul Zimmerman-Clayton is featured in a recording session with singer Ashley Monroe. Click here to see the video in Rolling Stone..
Bobby Owsinski Clinics
Author/Producer Bobby Owsinski will be giving two clinics at the MassComm building on Thursday 3/28. Click here for details..
CAREER AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
The annual MTSU Career and Internship Fair is this Thursday.
Professor John Dougan Writes New Book
Professor John Dougan has written a new book about the African American quintet the Prisonaires, a 1950s one-hit wonder comprised of prison inmates. Find out more about his new book from the Nashville Scene and by clicking the picture below.
Mike Alleyne -- The Encylopedia of Reggae
Professor Mike Alleyne recently published a new book on the history of reggae.
Ableton Live Clinic on Oct. 4th
Ableton will be holding a clinic for Ableton Live on October 4th. click here for more details.
MTSU Students Win Grand Prize at 2012 Shure Competition
MTSU students Taylor Bray, Jeff Braun and Grant Hartford won the Grand Prize at the 2012 Shure Competition. Click here to meet the students and find out more information.
Erin Enderlin's Debut Album Receives Positive Reviews
Congratulations to a former MTSU student on debut album successRead more
Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin
Ian will be a Guest Lecturer and Instructor at MTSU's Recording Inudstry Department on Thursday, November 10th.Read more
George S. Clinton visits MTSU
Film composer George S. Clinton, the man behind the music of "Mortal Kombat." "The Santa Clause 2" and the "Austin Powers" film series, will share his expertise with MTSU.Read more
RCA Recording Artist Chris Young once walked the halls of MTSU
Come to Bluesboro on the Murfreesboro Square Tuesday, July 12th and hear former MTSU student Chris Young's new album NEON.Read more
Grammy Winner, Professor John Hill
Congratulations to Professor John Hill, who won a Grammy for "Best Engineered Album, Classical." Other MTSU alumni also won Grammy awards.