Billboard names USC Thornton a top music business school

Billboard Magazine recently named USC Thornton one of the “15 Best Music Business Schools in 2017,” citing the school’s five new professional master’s degree programs, which are focused on Arts Leadership, Community Music, Contemporary Teaching Practice, Screen Scoring, and the Music Industry. The article quotes alumnus and guitarist-trumpeter Erik Miron (’09), whose band, the Vignes Rooftop Revival, has cultivated both artistic and professional success: “Musicians today need to understand how to survive in a way that does not compromise their music.”

Billboard also noted the importance of courses such as “DIY Music Marketing” to Thornton’s Music Industry curriculum, as well as visits by influential musicians and industry leaders.