The purpose of this course is to provide a bridge between the real-world experiences that are at the heart of the Music Industry Minor and the intellectual and theoretical frameworks that scholars of music and the music industries have developed to analyze, understand, and (perhaps) judge what happens “out there.” It is expected that many students will go on to pursue internships in the Los Angeles area with recording companies, performing arts organizations, or other music business entities; alternately, they will be working outside UCLA to further their own entrepreneurial musical goals.