Courses & Units

Music Business Practices FCP307



This unit explores the core principles underpinning the Music Entertainment Industry in the 21st Century and its effect in mediating entertainment commodities through global business practices. Specific issues to be examined include multidistribution strategies for online media services; including digital copyright implications, music download systems and revenue streams for both creators and distributors.


Unit name Music Business Practices
Unit code FCP307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Glen Hodges

Teaching staff


Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
11 Week Session Apr 3/4/2017 20/4/2017 11/5/2017 19/6/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100101

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Teaching Pattern

2 x weekend intensives (dates and times notified by UTAS email)

3 x 2 hr tutorial (around intensives dates and times notified by UTAS email)


2 x research assignments: 40%

End of Semester written exam: 60%

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