KSU music business program named among the best in country

Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business program has been recognized as one of the best in the country by Billboard magazine.

The Katz Music and Entertainment Business program is listed on the magazine's Top Music Business School list for 2019.

KSU’s program is open to its undergraduate majors who want to work in the entertainment industry.

Keith Perissi, the director of the program, said the program has been recognized by Billboard magazine for two consecutive years.

“It was definitely an honor and privilege to be included as one of Billboard magazine’s Top Music Business School in 2018 after only eight years of existence,” he said. “The fact that it was not a one-time recognition means that we are achieving national prominence for our University, our students, and our namesake, benefactor, and legendary entertainment attorney, Joel A. Katz.”

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Launched in 2010, the 24-credit program teaches students to thrive in the film, television and music production, as well as the artist, venue and live event management industries.

Courses are taught by professional actors and Grammy Award-winning recording artists, and KSU says its students exit the program prepared to work real entertainment industry jobs.

Programs at schools such as Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, New York University and Syracuse University were also named to the 2019 list.

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