UPDATED 18 June 2016 Under Constant Modification. Subject to changes during term and confirmed by email.
Providence College School of Continuing Education
Summer 2016 Syllabus
Professor's Full Name: Peter Spang Goodrich
Title: Ph. D., CMA
Office Location: Koffler 209
Course Titles: mgt370 Special topics: intro to music industry
Course Starts: Monday 20160523 Course Ends: Friday 20160805. Eleven weeks
Times of Class Meetings: Online
Location of Class Meetings: Online
Required Pre-Requisites: MGT None
Course Catalog Description:
MGT 370 Special Topics in Management 1 semester, 3 credits
Provides in-depth study of a current or critical
controversy or theoretical issue in management and
organizations. Topics are drawn from current issues,
events, debates, new research, or from other related
areas of interest to Management majors.
The topic is the Music Industry
The topic is the Music Industry
PCSB Undergraduate Learning Goals:
1 -- Disciplinary
Competence & Business Decision Making
2 – Oral and
Written Communication Skills
3 – Teamwork and Interpersonal
4 – Business Ethics and Ethical Behavior
MGT370 (Introduction to Music Industry) Course Learning Goals: Understand how the music industry works, the role of intellectual property in compensation, building a team to produce, market, and contract music, career advice for musicians and ancillary jobs, the past and future of the music industry. Develop, refine, and enhance oral and writing skills, critical thinking, organization, promotion, and creativity.
Business School Goals: Provide a values-based business
education, integrated with the liberal arts and grounded in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. As such the School is dedicated to developing well-rounded graduates who have consistently confronted real-world / real-time organizational challenges and who, through the school's cohesive and integrated environment, have developed resiliency and ability to learn and transform themselves, their organizations, and their communities.
Graded Course Requirement:
1) Interm objective exam.
Graded Course Options:
2) Book Reviews
3) Long Essay Book Review
Extra credit essays and projects.
Complete Breakdown of Grading Scale: Best counts 50%, Second counts 30%, Lowest counts 20% plus 100 points maximum extra credit. See the Magical Grading System on the course website for more details.
Link of Assignments to Learning Goals: Interm objective exams= understanding. Discussions = oral understanding and analysis, oral excellence. Final essay exam. written understanding, analysis, synthesis. Extra Credit = written understanding, analysis, synthesis, critical thinking, creativity.
Grading Criteria for Each Course Requirement: Interm objective exams, Essay = percentage corrrect, Discussions = class and instructor evaluation, Final essay exam = instructor evaluation.
Extra Credit = instructor evaluation.
1. Required (MB) The Music Business, Michael Miller, Alpha Books, New York City, 2010. ISBN 978-1-61564-013-3.
2. Optional (AYN) All You Need to Know about the Music Business Donald Passman, Free Press: New York City, 2013, ISBN 0-7432-4637-3
3. Optional (MBH) Music Business Handbook and Career Guide, David and Tim Baskerville, Sage: Thousand Oaks CA, ISBN 978-1-4522-4220-0.
1 May23 TEXTS AND READINGS OUTLINE / TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
INTRODUCTION TO SIMPLE MUSIC
2 May 30 MB Part 1
3 June 6 MB Part 2
4 June 13 MB Part 3
5 June 20 MB Part 4
6 June 27 MB Part 5
7 July 4 MB INTERM EXAM. 35 DEFINITIONS, 5 SMART BUSINESS, 5 SCAM ALERT, 5 BEHIND THE MUSIC
8 July 11 PERFORMANCE
9 July 18 MARKETING
10 July 25 LEGAL
11 August 5 Long Essay
EXTRA CREDIT INSURANCE AND MAKEUP DEADLINES (unless particular assignment is specifically ended sooner by prof)
End of Last Final if handed in to Koffler 209 office.
One day AFTER last Final at Midnight via internet
Professor's Policies: absences: no attendance taken. Mature
Theory Y students assumed. missed assignments -- see Professor for
Make-up work: See Professor to make-up work. extra credit:
maximum 100 points. 1 page = 10 points.
PC Academic Policies: Academic Integrity: Assumed. Plagiarism and cheating must be reported to the Dean of Undergraduates. Accessibility Services: see Professor if needed Mid-Term Grades: advisory only Tutoring Centers: see Professor if needed
Note: The syllabus may change due to student demands or contemporary newsworthy occurrences relating to the Music Industry.