MUM 2700 – Music Business 1
810378 (Kendall), room 2148
807373 (Wolfson), room 7A79
TR 8:25 AM – 9:40 AM (Kendall campus ref. # 810378, room 2148)
M 5:40 PM – 8:10 PM, room 7A79 (Wolfson campus ref. # 807373, room 7A79)
· Dr. Eduardo J. Calle (EdD, DHEL), Professor of Music Business & Production
· Office: Kendall 8213-2, Wolfson TBA
· Telephone: 305-237-0593
· E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Website: http://www.drcalle.com
· Angel: https://mycourses.mdc.edu
· Office Hours: http://faculty.mymdc.net
· The fundamentals, guidelines and the use of copyright law, contracts, agencies and management, publishing, songwriting, recording production and marketing. Prerequisite: One year of college-level music study or equivalent. Co-requisite: MUM2703. Special fee. (3hr. lecture).
· This course teaches students how to exercise the power of “p” - pen, produce, protect, promote, perform, play, profit, and persevere.
Competency 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the US Copyright Law as it pertains to the Music Industry by:
Competency 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the music publishing industry by:
Competency 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of music licensing by:
Competency 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the record industry by:
Competency 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of music marketing and promotion by:
Competency 6: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of artist management by:
Competency 7: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the organizations that support the music and entertainment industry by:
General Education Outcomes
Students who successfully complete MUM2700 will demonstrate skills in accordance with the college-wide general learning outcomes. The general learning outcomes suggest that as graduates of Miami Dade College, students will able to:
· Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
o MUM2700 students communicate verbally and in written form.
· Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data.
o MUM2700 students compute mechanical royalties.
· Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning.
o MUM2700 students address issues related to copyright law using creative thinking and scientific reasoning.
· Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information.
o MUM2700 students locate, evaluate, and apply information pertaining to the music industry from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways.
· Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical perspectives.
o MUM2700 students tackle music business issues from a global perspective.
· Create strategies that can be used to fulfill personal, civic, and social responsibilities.
o MUM2700 students explore strategies directly related to fulfilling their personal, civic, and social responsibilities by focusing on enrichment and profitability, service-oriented business practices, and the social impact of the music business.
· Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society.
o MUM 2700 students address ethical business practices related to copyright and publishing.
· Use computer and emerging technologies effectively.
o MUM2700 students use computers and emerging technology including word processors, spreadsheets, and computer applications related to the music industry.
· Demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities.
o MUM2700 students will tackle a variety of music business issues using creative approaches developed throughout the course.
o Alternatively, since one person’s art is another person’s garbage, determinations regarding aesthetics will be made by MUM2700 students and represent their own personal opinions.
· Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the environment.
o MUM2700 students will explore environmental-friendly packaging, issues associated with the impact of high sound pressure levels on hearing, the disposal of computer equipment, and a variety of music business activities that use energy and the related impact on the environment.
The Miami Dade College learning outcomes are available online at: http://www.mdc.edu/learningoutcomes/outcomes.aspx
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Brabec, J., & Brabec, T. (2011). Music, money, and success: The insider’s guide to making money in the music business (7th ed.). London, GB: Schirmer Trade Books. ISBN: 978-0-85712-646-7
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· Students should bring a writing instrument and paper to each class meeting.
· Students are suggested to purchase a USB flash drive of size 2 Gigabytes or larger.
· Students are expected to have access to a computer and the Internet.
· https://mycourses.mdc.edu (Angel learning portal)
· www.copyright.gov (U.S. Copyright Office)
· www.uspto.gov (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)
· www.sba.gov (Small Business Administration)
· www.sunbiz.org (Florida Division of Corporations)
· www.usdol.gov (U.S. Department of Labor)
· www.bls.gov (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
· www.cia.gov (Central Intelligence Agency)
· www.ethics.org (Ethics Resource Center)
· www.nces.ed.gov (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
· Schedule of assignments (all assignments will be posted on Angel)
o Week 2: Introductory paragraph:
o Week 6: Mechanical royalty computation assignment
o Week 10: Revenue sources outline assignment
o Week 14: Ethical business practices assignment
o Weeks 1 - 3: Course competencies 1
o Weeks 4 – 5: Course competencies 2
o Weeks 6 – 7: Course competencies 3
o Weeks 8 – 9: Course competencies 4
o Weeks 10 – 11: Course competencies 5
o Weeks 12 – 13: Course competencies 6
o Weeks 14 – 15: Course competencies 7
o Week 16: Final review
· Due dates (All tests will be delivered via Angel)
o Week 2: Copyright basics test
o Week 3: Copyright forms test
o Week 5: Copyright and music publishing test
o Week 7: Music licensing test
o Week 9: Record contracts test
o Week 11: Marketing and promotions test
o Week 13: Management test
o Week 15: Music industry organizations test
o Week 16: Final exam
· The MDC academic calendar is available at: http://www.mdc.edu/main/academics/academic_calendar.asp
Course Evaluation/Grading Policy/Assessment Methods/Schedule
Course grading scale:
A: 90 – 100
B: 80 – 89
C: 70 – 79
D: 60 – 69
F: 59 or lower
Tests: All tests will be issued and graded via Angel.
Assignments: All assignments will be issued and graded via Angel.
Grading policy: Scores for each test or assignments will be calculated by dividing the number of points earned by the number of possible points. The percentage grades for each test and assignment will be totaled and computed into a final a grade in accordance with the course grading scale.
· Attendance is mandatory. Every two absences will result in a one percent deduction from the
overall grade. In other words, if your average based on assignments and tests is 92 and you
missed four courses, your overall average is 90.
· Lateness is discouraged. Please be on time.
· Class participation is encouraged.
· Missed assignments can only be made up in cases involving excused absences.
· Illness/emergencies should be reported to the professor via E-mail.
· Students are expected to observe the academic honesty policies detailed in the MDC publication
outlining student rights and responsibilities. This document is available at
· Students with special needs should contact the instructor or the appropriate college department.
· In case of emergency, the class will exercise college-mandated emergency procedures
Available Support Services
· The Kendall MIDI lab is located in room 8111.
· The Kendall computer courtyard is located in building 3.
· The Kendall music lab is located in room M-335.
· Disability Services – please contact student services.
· ACCESS Department - students who experience learning difficulties or have disabilities are urged to visit an ACCESS advisor to determine if eligible for any special services
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