Syracuse University has announced that the Martin Bandier Program will move to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The university will change the name of the program to the Martin Bandier Program For The Music Business And Entertainment Industries, to more accurately reflect its focus.
In support of these changes, the program’s founder, Martin Bandier (pictured), Syracuse University alumnus and chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has agreed to make another significant gift to support the program over the next decade.
“Over the years, graduates of the Bandier Program have gone on to achieve very successful careers in all sectors of the music industry and I wanted to ensure that the program will continue to groom our future innovators - students that will lead the trends and growth across all entertainment industries,” said Bandier. “The Bandier Program is honored to join the Newhouse School, where it will continue to provide curricula that will prepare students for the ever transforming and growing music and entertainment industries.”
The gift will fund the Martin Bandier Program for the Music Business And Entertainment Industries Fund, to develop the course of the curriculum, attract outstanding faculty, and provide support for both in- and out-of-classroom enrichment experiences.
The Bandier Program was founded by Bandier in 2006 and is considered to be one of the top music business schools in the US. As part of the program, students study all aspects of the industry and have the opportunity to take part in internships at leading music companies in New York, Los Angeles and London. They earn a Bachelor Of Science in recording and allied entertainment studies.
Many of the program’s alumni have gone on to become successful music executives, as well as landing roles in other entertainment industries. Its graduates include Andrew “Drew” Taggart, who is one half of The Chainsmokers.