Music Industry

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The USC Thornton Music Industry program prepares students to succeed in a rapidly evolving industry that is largely rooted in the Los Angeles area. The program combines classroom study with technical instruction and hands-on experience for those seeking a career in the music business.

Facets of the program include artist management, the record industry, music publishing, music supervision, radio, and live promotion and production. Students are mentored by faculty that includes current and former industry professionals, such as Mark Goldstein, Kenneth Lopez, Paul Young, Michael Garcia, Dax Kimbrough and others.

Thornton is pleased to introduce a new Master of Science Degree, especially-designed for trained musicians who would like to cultivate a career in the fast-changing music industry.

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Paul Young profiled in the Daily Trojan

September 19, 2017

Paul Young (MM ’06, DMA ’09, Jazz Studies), director of USC Thornton’s Music Industry program, was recently profiled by the Daily Trojan on the launch of the school’s new Master of Science Degree in Music Industry. The article, “Paying it forward: Paul Young to lead Thornton program,” describes how Young… read more

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