School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

The Music IndustryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102854.1

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students enrolling in this unit are assumed to have a basic working knowledge of computer music and sound recording technologies and concepts, and safe working practices.

Equivalent Units
101142 - Digital Music 3 - Composition Crossovers, 101527 - Introduction to the Sound Studio, 102560 - Studio Production, 102760 - Advanced Production

About this Unit
In this unit students will be given an overview of the music industry, applying music industry theory to real-life situations, and working on real-world projects such as creating a unique image for an artist or band, and promoting and marketing a live gig. Responsibilities, and the pros and cons of going solo or working as a group will be explored together with income generation through record sales, live performance, song publishing, merchandise, and sponsorship. Other aspects, such as artist management, copyright, and contracts, will be covered along with the independent musician and new DIY models for the fast-paced, high-tech world of the future.

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