|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces the business practices of the music industry. Aspects of copyright, marketing, law, management, contracts, sales, distribution, ownership, and merchandising will be examined in relation to areas such as touring, recording deals, digital streaming, live performance, music placement in film, TV, sport and advertising, video clips and video games. This subject is delivered as a lecture featuring high-level music industry guests illuminating the fundamentals of the music industry. Each lecture will be assessed by weekly on-line quizzes and students will select one topic for specialisation for the final assignment.
Intended learning outcomes
On completing this subject students should be able to:
- understand the relationship between music creation and commercialisation
- identify and contextualize key elements of the music industry
- critically analyse various examples of music business practice
On successful completion of this subject, students should have developed:
- Skills in accessing current music industry research from international databases, web sites, journals and texts
- The ability to analyse and critique creative and commercial music projects
- High-level conceptual and applied skills
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 10 Web-based quizzes, weeks 2-11 (40%). Each quiz will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
- 2,000 word written assignment, end of semester (60%)
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Coordinator Kenny McAlpine Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 24 hours, comprising 2-hours per week Total time commitment 156 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Diploma in Music Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) Informal specialisation Interactive Composition Informal specialisation Jazz & Improvisation
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.