Once Again, Billboard Features Frost School of Music's Innovative Music Industry Program in their '2022 Top Music Business Schools' List

Billboard magazine, the renowned trade publication for the music industry, recently published its 2022 report on top music business schools, once again honoring the Music Industry program at the Frost School of Music.
billboard new_940x529
"Studying Music Industry at the Frost School of Music not only gave me the knowledge and experience I needed to start a career in the music industry, but also the foundation to build the career I wanted." —Heather Ellis, 2013, Product Marketing Manager at Spotify

Programs were chosen based on industry recommendations, alum information provided by honorees from their multiple power lists, information requested from each school, and nearly a decade of reporting on these programs.

"Those with plans to pursue a career in the music industry may well choose from among the colleges and universities profiled here," the report said. "This is Billboard's most expansive and geographically diverse list yet of the top music business schools, including both private and public institutions. While online, skills-focused music education programs have increased during the pandemic, Billboard chose primarily campus-based programs for this report, offering a broader, more profound education and bestowing a bachelor's or associate's degree.”

According to the Billboard article, "Those enrolled in Frost's Music Industry program benefit from its small size (approximately 100 students) within the larger music school and university. Students have access to extracurricular offerings, including several student-run enterprises. 'Cane Records, Cat 5 Music, Frost Sounds, a campus radio station, concert production organization, numerous concert halls, and a music industry student association—not to mention the diverse music industry community in Miami itself."   

"It is an honor to be included in Billboard’s list again. Although we have been included on their list every time, they have published one, we realize that we must continually demonstrate excellence through alumni success, faculty accomplishments, relevant courses, and student activities in order to remain at the forefront of music industry education,” said Serona Elton, professor and director of the Music Industry program.  Alumni of the program work in all areas of the music industry, including the record business, music publishing, artist management, digital music services, talent agencies, and concert venues and promoters.  

To read more of the Billboard's Top Music Business Schools article, please click here.