Music Business Administration


Trebas Insittute

Toronto, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 1 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 13,700 CAD / Total
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120 | PTE 42
Exam Intake
: Jan | Apr | Jul | Oct
Program Taught language
: English
: on campus
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • Music Business Administration

  • Being talented isn’t enough in the entertainment industry.

    The music industry is a dynamic environment that is in constant flux, and recent developments in technology have created exciting opportunities for artists and entertainment companies (e.g., record labels, music publishers, production companies, concert promoters, app developers, etc.).

    The Music Business Administration program at Trebas Institute provides world-class training to anyone wanting to launch a successful career in the music industry. Whether you are an entrepreneur thinking about starting your own business, or an artist wanting to take control of your career, our cutting-edge curriculum is designed to provide you with all of the tools and experience necessary to succeed.

  • Skills and Competencies

    Throughout your three semesters at Trebas Institute, you’ll cover the following areas:

  • Planning and managing all of the aspects of an artist’s career
  • Protecting an artist’s rights and ensuring equitable remuneration
  • Planning and executing professional marketing campaigns
  • Drafting and negotiating the music industry’s most important contracts and agreements
  • Producing, coordinating and promoting live concerts and tours
  • Starting a business in the music industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Music publishing and administration
  • The fundamentals of music production
  • Effectively navigating the audio industry
  • Understanding and implementing career development activities
  • Career Outlook

    Our graduates pursue successful careers in the following roles:

  • Artist manager
  • Booking agent
  • Concert promoter
  • Copyright administrator (, management, royalties, collectives etc.)
  • Music marketing specialist (social media manager, publicist, radio tracker, etc.)
  • Music protection business entrepreneur (business startups for apps, artist services, etc.)
  • Music publisher
  • Record label owner/employee
  • Self-managed artist

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must be high school passed 

Application Process

  • To be admitted into a program of study offered by Trebas Institute, you must:

  • Possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12) or its equivalent, or have mature student status (18 years of age or older)
  • Provide a social insurance number and a valid government-issued photo ID
  • Participate in an informal interview with an admissions counselor
  • Candidates may be asked to provide additional information, including a portfolio or several samples of work in your chosen field to determine your suitability for admission. If you do not have prior experience or access to samples, we ask for a 500-word essay/letter of intent detailing your accomplishments, future goals and objectives.
  • Possession of the minimum admissions requirements does not, in itself, guarantee admission.
  • (Please note: You may still qualify if you are not a high school graduate, but you may be asked to undergo a Wonderlic Basic Skills assessment in both English and Math).

  • Our goal is to guide you to make a sound and valued decision on your program of study by listening to your interests and matching your skills accordingly. 

    Our four-step admissions process is designed to ensure that we select and admit the right students with the potential to successfully complete the programs and become exceptional graduates with aptitude to excel in the creative industry.

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