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TALENT BUYING AND CONCERT PROMOTION
This two-part course focuses upon the business of buying, booking, and selling entertainment. Both classes will involve an in-depth, real-world examination of routing, offers & contracts, negotiating deal points & riders, promoting & producing live events, and show settlement.
The two 3-credit courses run consecutively. Part I of the course will focus upon the fundamentals of the live music industry. Part 2 involves the "experiential" section of the course in which the students will spend time with top booking agents, concert promoters, and venue executives in New York City. Industry experts will explain contract provisions, including indemnification, breach, liability, and force majeure. The financial positions of the varied stakeholders will be discussed as well.
Tentative plans include class instruction on the Belmont campus (Tuesday, May 7 - Thursday, May 9), class travel to NYC on a tour bus (Friday, May 10), and eleven nights in Manhattan (Saturday, May 11 - Tuesday, May 22. The class will return to Nashville on Wednesday, May 23.
Interested students must go through a group interview process in mid-January, 2019
MBU 3950: Talent Buying & Concert Promotion Strategies in New York City Part I & Part II (3 credits per class)
- Classes must be taken consequently for a total of 6 hours of credits
Prerequisite: MBU 1110 (Survey of Music Business) or EIS 1220 (The Entertainment Industry). This class is open to all majors from across the Belmont campus.
Interested students will need to apply by January 7, 2019
to be a part of this 11-person class. Interviews will take place in late January 2019. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the class in late January 2017.
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010) (satisfies BELL CORE requirement, must have completed 60 credit hours to count as Third Year Writing)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)
1. Program Fee: $5000 (approx.):
The fee will include bus travel to NYC, and airfare back to Nashville, housing, museum, tour, and subway fares, group events, student health insurance.
Costs not covered by the program fee include:
round-trip airfare, transportation to/from airport, individual meals, non-Belmont outings, and other personal expenditures.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.
Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance
Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Break Programs: November 15
- Maymester Programs: February 1 (January 7, 2019 for this program)
- Summer Programs: February 15
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
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Dr. Sarita Stewart
Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies
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