Recording Industry makes Hollywood Reporter Top 25

Hollywood Reporter logoMTSU’s Department of the Recording Industry is ranked No. 23 in The Hollywood Reporter’s list of top music business schools in the world.

The “Top 25 Music Schools 2014” article in the Nov. 14 edition mentions colleges from Seoul to Los Angeles to London. MTSU landed just ahead of Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business. Curb came in at No. 24.

Longtime music journalist Alanna Nash was quoted in the article, praising MTSU’s Recording Industry Department as “an incredible music business school.”

Beverly Keel

Beverly Keel

“We are thrilled that the national recognition continues for the Department of Recording Industry, which was recently named by Billboard as one of its Top 5 schools to study music internationally,” said Beverly Keel, department chair.

Billboard logoBillboard magazine’s September article, “Music Business 101: Schools Where You Can Learn About the Industry,” included 11 music business schools in North America. MTSU was listed among Boston’s Berklee School of Music and Toronto’s Harris Institute.

The Department of Recording Industry’s scroll of well-known graduates and attendees, such as Lady Antebellum’s Hilary Scott and Sony Nashville CEO Gary Overton, continues to grow. Over a dozen of MTSU alumni, former students and RI faculty have been nominated and/or won GRAMMY Awards in the past decade in categories from classical to gospel to bluegrass.

To see the Billboard ranking, please click here.

To see The Hollywood Reporter “Top 25” list, click here.

For more information on MTSU’s recording industry program, please click here.




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