SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2022 7:31:57 AMMUSC 70A Course Outline as of Fall 2021

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 70ATitle:  MUSIC INDUSTRY 1  
Full Title:  Music Industry 1: Fundamentals
Last Reviewed:3/8/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course offers a broad look at the music industry in a real-world setting through collaborative learning. Students will work in teams called "base groups" to accomplish various duties associated with the operation of an independent record label. Topics include the history of the music industry, record label business models and practices, copyrights, contracts, and ethics as they pertain to creating a recorded music product.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of MUSC 50

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course offers a broad look at the music industry in a real-world setting through collaborative learning. Students will work in teams called "base groups" to accomplish various duties associated with the operation of an independent record label. Topics include the history of the music industry, record label business models and practices, copyrights, contracts, and ethics as they pertain to creating a recorded music product.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of MUSC 50
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Describe the fundamental aspects of a recorded music business with proper consideration of trademark, contracts, and industry standards.
2. Create a strategy for producing and distributing a musical product using standard record industry practices as well as legal, social and ethical considerations.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Explain the purpose, place, and function of record labels in the modern music industry.
2. Identify the elements of record contracts and describe their significance.
3. Describe the importance of trademarks and copyrights within the record industry.
4. Explicate the business aspects and best practices for creating a viable commercial musical
    recording.
5. Explain how businesses function within the music industry including legal, ethical, and social
    considerations.
6. Demonstrate professionalism and effective interpersonal communication in a music industry
    setting.

Topics and Scope
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(Topics are taught as integrated lecture/lab)
I. History of the Music Industry
    A. Traditional music industry
     B. Digital revolution
    C. Record industry of today
II. Record Label Models
    A. Major vs. independent labels
    B. 360 Deals
    C. The "Music Company" concept
III. Business Setup
    A. How to form a business
    B. Choosing an entity
         1. Sole proprietorships
         2. Partnerships
         3. Corporations
    C. Trademark
IV. Copyright Basics
    A. Importance of copyright
    B. Master recording vs composition
    C. How to file  
     D. Copyright infringement and fair use
    E. Work for hire and transfer of copyright
    F. Compulsory license
V. Contracts
    A. Royalties
    B. Advances
    C. Recoupment
     D. Cross-collateralization
    E. Exclusivity
    F. Controlled compositions
VI. Ethics
    A. Creating a code of ethics
    B. Transparency
    C. History of artist exploitation
    D. Cultural Appropriation
VII. Creating a Budget
    A. Merchandise
    B. Music Videos
    C. Promotion
    D. Album costs
VIII. Record Production
    A. Recording
    B. Mixing
    C. Mastering
    D. Role of the producer
IX. Record Manufacturing
     A. Metadata
    B. Artwork
    C. CDs
    D. Vinyl

Assignments:
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(Lecture):
1. Readings (10-20 pages per week) from the text, handouts, and/or online sources
2. Viewing videos and/or trainings from online sources (as needed)
3. Short written assignments based on readings such as responses, short essay questions, or quiz
    questions
4. Quizzes (2-4) on course topics (multiple choice/short answer/essay as needed)
 
(Lab):
1. Identify 2-4 individual and/or group objectives.
2. In-class group work and completion of assigned base group duties
3. Oral presentation to pitch a new artist
4. Evaluation of success at individual and/or group objectives
5. Final oral presentation and written report from each base group

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 30%
Written assignments, identification of objectives, final group report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 35%
Artist pitch presentation, assessment of objectives, final group presentation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
25 - 30%
Attendance, group participation, professionalism and teamwork


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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All You Need to Know About the Music Business. 10th ed. Passman, Donald. Simon & Schuster. 2019
How to Make it in the New Music Business. 2nd. Herstand, Ari. Liveright. 2019
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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