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Essential Tips for a Career in Popular Music!
• Popular music may also be referred to as contemporary music, commercial music, or vernacular music.
• Popular music programs may fall within: music industry, music technology, commercial music, contemporary music, or songwriting. At some schools, it is a major unto itself.
• The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) includes a US and international membership and has a scholarly focus.
These participating schools on MajoringInMusic.com offer Popular/Contemporary Music Programs:
Azusa Pacific University (Commercial Music)
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University (Jazz & Contemporary Music)
Columbia College Chicago (Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music)
Leeds College of Music (Popular Music)
McNally Smith College of Music (Songwriting)
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (Contemporary, Jazz)
UC Denver, Music & Entertainment Industries Studies (Singer-Songwriter)
USC Thornton School of Music (Contemporary Music/Popular Music emphasis)
These participating schools on MajoringInMusic.com offer Music Industry and related programs:
Appalachian State University (Music Industry Studies)
Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music (Music Technology, BM + business)
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Recording Arts)
Ithaca College (Sound Recording Technology)
Leeds College of Music (Production)
McNally Smith College of Music (Music Technology, Music Business)
Penn State School of Music (minor in Music Technology)
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music (Music and Entertainment Industries)
Temple University (Music Technology Component)
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (Business, Industry Internships)
UC Denver, Music & Entertainment Industries Studies (Recording Arts, Music Business)
University of Oregon (Music Technology)
USC Thornton School of Music (Music Industry)