Leadership, decision-making, and ethics represent vital foundations for anyone seeking a career in music and the music industries. Regardless of one’s music industry focus, possessing sound judgment and leadership ability will help create the roadmap to move a career plan from the “drawing board” toward the realization of one’s goals.
The course begins with an examination of notable leaders, leadership approaches, and industry scenarios important to anyone in the music field. Students will explore ethics from a wide variety of industries to gain an understanding about why ethical choices are important in sustaining one’s career. The music industry is, of course, no stranger to controversy or ethical inquiry. This course work will illuminate current issues such as:
the treatment of artists
intellectual property rights
digital media and distribution
Students will apply specific decision-making approaches and ethical frameworks toward group activities that mirror the real world. They will explore some controversial issues that have existed for decades and emerging issues that are reshaping the modern music business. Students will be fine-tuning their career plans as they progress through the lessons and they will learn to anticipate decision-making, and ethics challenges. Students will create a blueprint for sound decision-making, effective leadership, organizational planning, and ethical awareness that they can immediately apply toward advancing their careers.
This course gives vital insight in to the overall role of leadership and ethics in the music business, other industries, and in one’s daily life. By the end of this course, students will be able to:
gain insight in to how leadership and decision-making considerations can help create a career plan
examine their plan in the context of the history and evolution and history of the music industry
translate and extrapolate leadership and decision-making strategies from other industries and decision-making scenarios
create a career roadmap with a focus on the achievement of specific goals
identify ethics considerations and leadership opportunities in the music industry that pertain to their career paths