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Bachelor of Commercial Music (Music Industry)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Wellington Campus


Specialise in Music Industry for your Bachelor of Commercial Music at Massey

In the Music Industry major, you’ll learn how to market and support musicians, developing the skills and networks to become an essential behind-the-scenes music industry professional.

Study artist development and management, and how record labels and distribution networks work, including modern platforms like Spotify and social media. Get experience project-managing live music for concerts, tours and festivals.

Engage critically with the music industry, considering the philosophy, politics and economics of commercial music. Explore new business models that challenge traditional industry conventions.

Work with students from across Massey’s commercial music degree to work on gigs, tours, music videos and online promotion.

Further study

Extend your study with postgraduate research in the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours), or take a creative product or idea to market in the Master of Creative Enterprise.

A Bachelor of Commercial Music in Music Industry is a good fit if you:

love music but don’t want to be in the spotlight

want hands-on experience in the commercial music industry

want to graduate with a portfolio of projects including music distribution, live events and music media.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commercial Music, outside of university admission regulations.

We recommend you join us for a consultation if you're applying for Music Industry major, to make sure it's right for you.

Register for an audition or optional consultation

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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