Music Business Administration

General

Program Description

To survive and thrive in this industry, you need more than talent. It’s vital to understand the sector inside-out so you can manage artists in the best possible way to negotiate contracts for them.

This is a unique program and is the only one of its kind in Quebec. You’ll gain the knowledge to help you successfully start your own business and collaborate with artists.

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to work with record labels, music publishers, licensing organizations, production companies, concert promoters, and app developers.   

Skills and competencies

  • Plan and manage all aspects of an artist’s career
  • Protect an artist’s rights and ensure equitable remuneration
  • Plan and execute professional marketing campaigns
  • Draft and negotiate the music industry’s most important contracts and agreements
  • Produce, coordinate and promote live concerts and tours
  • Start a business in the industry
  • Gain the skills of an entrepreneur
  • Music publishing and administration
  • The fundamentals of music production
  • Effectively navigate the audio industry
  • Understand and implement career development activities

Employability and career

79.5% of our students have secured employment within six months of graduation.

Our graduates have gone onto pursue successful careers in the following roles:

  • Artist manager
  • Booking agent
  • Concert promoter
  • Copyright administrator
  • Music marketing specialist
  • Music protection business entrepreneur
  • Music publisher
  • Record label owner/employee
  • Self-managed artist

Entry requirements

Under the provisions of section 4 of the College Education Regulations concerning the conditions of admission, a person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:

  1. The person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
  2. The person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
  3. The person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
  4. The person holds a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS/DEP).

Documents

All applications for admission must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 CAD and Admission fee of $200 CAD
  • Birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic transcript or diploma:
    • Issued by MES (Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur), if a student in Quebec
    • Issued by the province or territory, if a student outside Quebec
    • Issued by the institution or state, if an international student

Any official documents issued outside Quebec must be a certified copy or the original. Documents written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by an official translation.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Since 1979, Trebas Institute has been training the talent of the future by providing a range of music, film, business, technology, and even management programs for students with aspirations of becomin ... Read More

Since 1979, Trebas Institute has been training the talent of the future by providing a range of music, film, business, technology, and even management programs for students with aspirations of becoming industry leaders. We are also constantly expanding our program portfolio to meet the changing needs of the current marketplace. Discover more about studying with us. Read less
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