Music Business

Explore the most popular interests among young musicians today, music production and business. Gain the skills you need in marketing, communications, audio production, performance, and artistry.


The Anderson University music business program is a hands-on degree that is dedicated to getting you experiences for your future career. Through Orangehaus Records and Orangehaus Publishing, students gain practical experience in the business of music, from developing projects to running the recording studio. Students network with industry professionals throughout the program. The music business degree is designed for musicians who want to find their place in one of the many facets of the music industry. 

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Music Business Degree

Our 53-hour music business major is designed for musicians who want to find their place in one of the many facets. Students take a core of music classes, then specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Audio Forensics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Record Production
  • Songwriting

An English minor or writing minor is recommended for students in the songwriting track.



  • Recording Techniques
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Record Production
  • Concert Booking & Promotion
  • Live Sound Production
  • Audio Enhancement & Authentication

Orangehaus Music Business Camp

Learn more about AU’s Orangehaus Music Business Camp for high school students which offers experiential training in songwriting, producing, and performing.



  • Audio Forensics: Students acquire, analyze, and evaluate sound recordings that may be presented as admissible evidence in a court of law or some other official venue.
  • Entrepreneurship: Students explore the music industry to learn skills for starting and marketing their own music business.
  • Record Production: Students explore techniques in sound production, processing, reproduction, and how to set up their own home studio.
  • Songwriting: Students learn songwriting skills that lead to the development and marketing of a portfolio of original songs.


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Music Business

Dr. Rebecca Chappell

Dr. Rebecca Chappell

Professor of Music; Director of Music Business Studies

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Chad Evans

Music Business

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Joshua Powell

Songwriting / Concert Touring

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