traditional undergraduate on campus

Music Business

The Bachelor of Business Administration in music business equips students with a strong foundation that will prepare them well for any kind of business venture in the music industry. The program features courses in artist management, music publishing, music industry law, record label operations, concert management and music marketing.

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Business Administration in music business is a versatile degree that prepares you to succeed in any number of business ventures while also specifically equipping you for a career in the music industry. Specialized coursework addresses the unique challenges of the music industry, and our incredible internship program gives you over 300 hours of valuable field experience.

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who have valuable industry experience and contacts and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Gain the skills and training you need to be competitive in the job market and to create a lucrative career.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in the exciting Nashville market.

What to Expect

Trevecca’s music business program prepares you to succeed in a variety of roles in the music industry or other business settings. With this degree, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Business Administration which gives you a highly versatile business foundation. When coupled with a concentration in music business, this degree equips you to specifically excel in the music industry. Courses cover topics like artist management, music publishing, music industry law, record label operations, concert management and music marketing. 

You’ll learn from faculty with professional experience in a variety of roles in the music industry. Comprised of industry experts, our faculty knows how to create a successful career in today’s music industry, and they’ll share that wisdom and experience with you. Our students develop strong, mentoring relationships with their professors that lead to professional networking contacts and exciting opportunities both while they are students and long after graduation. 

This program also takes hands-on learning seriously. With our unique four internship program, you’ll gain more than 300 hours of valuable field experience. Plus, our campus is approximately one mile from downtown Nashville, providing you with unique opportunities to learn and work in an exciting music industry hub.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your music business degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

Read More
Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

Learn More

Career Opportunities

A music business degree prepares you for an incredibly rewarding, versatile and lucrative career. Our music business graduates have landed jobs at Sony Music, the Country Music Association, Universal Music and RPM Entertainment in roles like record label marketing, artist management, concert booking, radio promotions, public relations and more. With your music business degree from Trevecca, you’ll be prepared to excel in roles such as:

    • Self-managed artist
    • Artist manager
    • Booking/talent agent
    • Music publisher
    • Professional songwriter
    • Road manager/tour manager
    • Record label manager
    • Artists & repertoire (A & R) rep
    • Music marketing professional
    • Studio manager
    • Recording engineer
    • Performing rights organization professional
    • Artist business manager/accountant


"Having a multi-faceted business background from Trevecca gave me the ability to wear multiple hats and further the reach of my company and career."

Michael Hare Sales Coordinator, Essential Artist Services Sony Music Entertainment