Maricopa Community Colleges  MUC110   19916-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/28/91
MUC110 19916-99999 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Music Business: Recording and Mass Media
The operation, scope, and career opportunities in the music business. Focuses on the record industry; environmental music; uses of music in radio, telecommunications, and film; and career options. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
MUC110   19916-99999 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media
1. Describe marketing practices, production, and merchandising in the record industry operations. (I)
2. Explain the artist recording contracts, funding agreements, and royalty issues. (I)
3. Identify and compare the types of recording studios, methods of operation, and roles of technicians, engineers, and performers. (I)
4. Describe delivery system uses of music in the media of radio, telecommunications, and film. (II)
5. List the major occupational areas in the music business field and identify the preparation necessary for each. (III)
6. Describe the process of career development including goal setting, self analysis procedures, and advancement strategies. (III)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
MUC110   19916-99999 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media
    I. The Record Industry
        A. Scope of the record industry
          1. Historical background
          2. Record company administration
        B. Record markets
          1. Record categorization
          2. Stylistic preferences
          3. Demographics
        C. Artists' legal concerns
          1. Recording contracts
          2. Funding agreements
          3. Royalty issues
        D. Record production
          1. Producing talents
          2. Production budgeting
          3. Creative control
          4. Selecting the studio
          5. Post production
        E. Record merchandising
          1. The marketing plan
          2. Record promotion
          3. Publicity
          4. Advertising
          5. Record distribution
        F. Studios and engineers
          1. Types
          2. Operations
        G. Environmental music
      II. Music in Broadcasting and Film
          A. Radio
            1. Perspective
            2. Types of stations
            3. Station management
          B. Telecommunications
            1. Delivery systems
            2. Station organization
            3. Cable television
            4. Production
            5. Home video
          C. Advertising
            1. Perspective
            2. Music uses
            3. Production
          D. Film scoring
        III. Career Planning and Development
            A. Career options
              1. Major occupational areas
              2. Preparations necessary
            B. Career development
              1. Goal setting
              2. Self analysis procedures
              3. Advancement strategies
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