Becoming a success in the music industry is extremely challenging. Music entrepreneurship concerns the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to plan, finance, develop, and operate a new music venture. Attend the three sessions about music entrepreneurship. One of the most exciting programs in NU's Music Department is the Music Industry concentration. Inaugurated in 1989, the program is the first of its kind in Boston. The Music Industry program prepares students for a broad array of career opportunities in the music industry, including starting their own ventures. The program includes music industry electives focusing on such topics as artist management, the music products industry, recording and copyright law. Topics include attributes of music entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial careers, evaluating opportunities, writing business plans, financing the venture, and long-term management and planning.