Billboard magazine recently recognized Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business as one of the top “15 Best Music Business Schools in 2017.” The article noted, “Across the nation, from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Nashville, colleges and universities with music programs are preparing students for a new era of entrepreneurship. Gone are the days when aspiring artists simply sought to ‘sign a deal’ to launch their careers. For young musicians and those seeking music careers behind the spotlight, the availability of higher-education music business programs has never been greater. These 15 schools are at the top of their class.”
In praising the Curb College program, Billboard noted the campus’ recent addition of The Gallery of Iconic Guitars, The GIG, writing that “It’s the latest example of the hands-on approach to a music business education at Belmont’s Curb College.” In addition, Billboard also recognized the University’s sponsorship of Ken Burns’s upcoming “Country Music” documentary and the internship doors that deal has opened for Curb College students. Also, the magazine recognized the industry partners, like the National Music Publisher’s Association and Miranda Lambert, who are helping provide scholarships for Curb College students as well as the countless artists, writers, musicians and executives who frequently speak on campus. The full article can be found here.