Production and Business of Dance Music

Course Number
MTEC-323
Description

This course allows the student to understand the history and business of dance music from its early disco format in the '70s and '80s to its wide variety of current styles and trends. Students write, produce, mix, and remix their work in the related style within the various dance music genres. In order to do this successfully, students are required to familiarize themselves with the current outlets for dance music (i.e. Traxsource, Beatport, In Grooves, etc.) and the current list of artists, producers, DJs, and remixers whose work can be found charted on these industry sites. A full understanding of the inner workings of this popular genre will be necessary for the students to be successful within this field. Three production projects are required.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
MTEC-111
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Contemporary Writing and Production
Songwriting
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
MPE
Course Chair
Rob Jaczko
Taught By
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