Musicians Institute Expands its Ongoing Commitment to the Music Industry's Future With a New, State of the Art Building Created Exclusively for Students Enrolled in The School's Music Business Program

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Musician's Institute opens a new building for its students. The 10,000 square foot standalone facility in Hollywood has six classrooms and a full-scale computer lab.

Further expanding upon its ongoing commitment to shaping the music industry of tomorrow, Musicians Institute in Hollywood announces the opening of an impressive new state of the art building designed exclusively for students enrolled in MI's top rated Music Business Program.

Located just around the corner from the school's main location on Hollywood Blvd., the new 10,000 square foot facility at 1518 N. Highland (just N. of Sunset Blvd.) -which was largely designed by program director and industry veteran Kenny Kerner-boasts a total of six classrooms and a full scale, high tech computer lab.

A highly anticipated venture that reflects the exciting overall growth of the program, the standalone facility sets new trends in the realm of music education by offering an intimate, hands-on environment for both regular classroom learning as well as one of the program's crown jewels, the "Virtual Record Label" which offers students the opportunity to participate in every aspect of marketing an independent artist in the contemporary music world, from A&R to publicity, radio promotion, booking and creating and maintaining websites.

Preparing the new guard of executives and artists for the music business of today and the future, The Music Business Program provides hands-on training for a business career in the music industry. Students learn key career skills including Marketing and Promotion, Music Publishing, Music Contracts, A&R, and Personal Management from an insider's perspective. Students also gain practical experience through a guaranteed internship. Whether the student's goal is to land a job in the industry or simply manage his or her own creative career, the program provides great preparation to handle the challenges of a highly competitive business with confidence.

Beyond the confines of the academic environment, the Music Business Program also teaches students how to network in real life industry situations both in person and by phone and not just via e-mail. They also learn the proper etiquette involved in both industry social settings and when it comes time for follow-up calls after submitting a package.

The Music Business Program offers three options: a Music Business Certificate, an Associate of Arts - Combined Emphasis (mixing the 30-unit Music Business curriculum with 60 units of performance based instrument training) and a Bachelor of Music in Performance with a minor in Music Industry Studies.

The Music Business Program is only one of many options offered by this groundbreaking educational facility. Since opening its doors in 1977, Musicians Institute has primed over 20,000 musicians, producers, engineers, vocalists and industry professionals for successful careers in every genre of contemporary music. Located just blocks from the Capitol Records tower, MI has an incredible history of innovation dating back to its origins in 1977 as the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), which broke new ground as a performance-based contemporary music school taught by working professionals. Within a few years, GIT was joined by bass and drum programs to form Musicians Institute and the evolution has continued to this day with degree and certificate programs for career-minded guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, keyboardists, recording engineers, independent producers, guitar makers, music business professionals and filmmakers. More information available at http://www.mi.edu or at 323-462-5153.

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