MUSA151-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

The Music Industry

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course is designed for musicians who seek to understand the current state of the music industry and learn principles of marketing for musicians. The course covers application processes and funding structures, basic business skills for musicians, and the issues associated with copyright and the internet-based dissemination of music.

This course aims to develop student understanding of the current state of the music industry (national and global), principles of marketing for musicians, small business skills and tax for musicians, knowledge regarding copyright and internet-based dissemination of music. Students will gain an understanding of current funding structures and application processes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will have developed:
● Knowledge of the current music industry both national and global;
● Knowledge of the principles of marketing for musicians;
● Knowledge of small business skills;
● Knowledge of tax for musicians;
● Knowledge of copyright law and issues;
● Knowledge of funding structures and grant application processes;
● Knowledge of current internet-based dissemination and presentation methods.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 A7 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 A7 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Yoomia Sim


Glenda Keam , Justin DeHart and Reuben de Lautour


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Website Analysis 25%
Test 20%
Interview-based Research Assignment 30%
Funding Application 25%

All assessments are due at 9am on the specified date apart from the funding application.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,600.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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