Belmont University

Ranked No. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the fifth consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 6,650 students who come from every state and 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The university’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs, a fact made evident in the University’s hometown, Nashville, where students served more than 60,000 hours of community service (valued at $450,000) during the last academic year. Belmont is also home to the World Cup champion Enactus team, a group of 42 student leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. With more than 80 areas of study, 23 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual’s horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.

In 1971, Belmont University created a music business program to prepare students for work in the music industry.  The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business (CEMB) was established in 2003 to provide educational programs for future entertainment industry professionals. CEMB offers three degrees and four majors—a BBA in Music Business and a BA or BS in Audio Engineering Technology, Entertainment Industry Studies, and Songwriting—and boasts an impressive faculty of scholars and authors, entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers, sound engineers, and entertainers. The Curb College also offers invaluable experiential learning opportunities like the Belmont East (New York City) and Belmont West (Los Angeles) programs, through which students expand their cultural experiences and career opportunities as they reside, learn, work, and network in NYC or LA.  Coupled with entertainment internship opportunities available on and around Music Row, these programs augment students’ chances for entrepreneurial endeavors and career advancement.

THE COPYRIGHT FORUM works with Belmont students and staff in an collaboration between the University and NSAI to host copyright and intellectual property forums on campus. THE COPYRIGHT FORUM brings real world marketplace and legislative information and events to the Nashville community in collaboration with lead sponsor and event host Belmont University. Belmont’s students and faculty in turn provide energy, ideas and feedback to help shape the future of the music.