We Made Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools List for 2023

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The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School, has been named one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Music Business Schools of 2023

This list recognizes the range of degrees we offer, our impressive campus facilities as well as our active speaker roster, such as SunPop’s managing partner Will Tenney, who recently visited the campus to speak with students. 

Our ranking specifically showcases our new online completion program, which allows those with an associate degree to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business, with a concentration on Music Business.

Range of Degrees

Audio, Music & Entertainment Business 

Our Music and Audio programs allow students to explore the many facets of recording technology with the guidance of our award-winning faculty who have worked alongside many famous artists ranging from Chance the Rapper to Taylor Swift

Our degree options include:

Associate of Science in Music Production

Bachelor of Science in Music Production

Associate of Science in Audio Production

Bachelor of Science in Audio Production

Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business

Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business, Music Business Concentration

Completion Degree Programs

Turn an Associate Degree into a Bachelor’s

Billboard highlighted our Entertainment Business completion degree in their Top Music Business School ranking—and for good reason! The program expands on students’ existing knowledge, allowing them to explore the business side of the entertainment industry by refining their marketing skills and business acumen. Students learn from industry professionals and make connections that carry them beyond the classroom.

Our completion programs are designed for students who have already completed an associate degree, allowing them to get a Bachelor’s degree in just 18 months.

Our completion options include:

Think the Entertainment Business completion degree could be right for you and your goals within the Music Industry? Read more about our programs here.

Notable Music and Audio Alumni

We’re proud of our alumni and the incredible things they’re accomplishing in the entertainment industry. Some notable L.A. Recording school alumni include Jeff Barnes, President of Record Plant Studios in Hollywood, Phillip Bladh, an Oscar®-winning Sound Mixer and Angelina Faulkner, an Emmy®-nominated dialogue editor. All of which have been recognized in our annual alumni celebration, The Spotlight Awards.

Read more about Jeff’s experience with artists like Elton John and Justin Bieber, Phillip’s Oscar-winning work on “Sound of Metal” and Angelina’s dialogue in What We Do in the Shadows.