Music Business

Music Business Association

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The WIU Music Business Association is a student organization started by a group of music merchandising students in 1986. Its purposes are as follows:

  • To promote the advancement of knowledge and education in the field of music business
  • To increase the awareness within the School of Music and the university community of the field of music business
  • To provide a forum for guest lecturers, field studies, presentations, and discussions in the various areas of music business
  • To sponsor activities wherein the membership can gain experiences in leadership, advertising, sales, promotion and management roles

In order to live up to these challenges, MBA sponsors events like “Final Freakout” concerts, picnic socials, fundraisers like Pie-in-the-Face and School of Music apparel sales and hosts guest speakers from places like Shure, Yamaha and more.

MBA is open to students of all majors and meets twice a month in the evenings during the fall and spring semesters. If you are interested in joining MBA, please contact Courtney Blankenship, faculty advisor for MBA at cc-blankenship@wiu.edu. She can put you in touch with student officers and you can start getting involved!

MBA president Kevin Clymer, with guest speaker Martin Atkins, Spring 2013.

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