Future Music Moguls


The Spring Future Music Moguls Saturday workshop is FREE of charge and is designed to introduce a select group of talented high school students in 9th - 11th grade to all aspects of the contemporary music business. Tisch recruits and encourages applications from students from all backgrounds, including those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those from groups underrepresented within the music industry. 

Students who participate in Future Music Moguls not only learn about the creative process behind making songs, but they're also exposed to the exciting behind-the-scenes business decisions that help music wind up in the ears of audiences around the world. With a strong emphasis on current issues and rising trends in the distribution and delivery of music, students learn about music entrepreneurship and are exposed to career guidance that can be applied to a wide range of future activities, music related or otherwise. 


Participants in the workshop develop the leadership skills necessary for success in any field by engaging in exercises and practices in concept development and execution, decision-making and consensus building, collaboration and communication, and are expected to adhere to industry standards of punctuality and professionalism.

Qualities of an ideal candidate may include:

  • a strong interest and/or participation in the music industry
  • high academic achievement
  • a strong ability to communicate and willingness to collaborate
  • innovative or forward-thinking
  • a self-starter, drive and passion
  • competency and maturity
  • a firm commitment to completing the entire workshop

The Future Music Moguls program was not just an introduction to learning about the music business, it was an introduction to an amazing university. The program opened my eyes to infinitely more aspects of the music business. I was excited every week, waiting for Saturday to come. Walking into NYU each weekend was an adventure; we all worked so well together, and we plan to continue working together to create more music. Huge thanks to New York University and The Clive Davis Institute, for offering high school students this life-changing opportunity.

— Alec Druth, Future Music Moguls, 2015

Spring 2024 Important Dates

This program meets weekly on Saturdays, February 3, 2024 through May 11, 2024.

More dates and deadlines are available on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.

How to Apply

Please read through the Spring Future Artists Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply. You may be contacted for additional application materials.

Spring 2024 Application Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Effective May 2023, NYU no longer requires COVID-19 vaccinations. However, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster shots, remains strongly recommended for the health and safety of the student and the campus community—and students are welcome to wear masks anytime they choose. More information about COVID-19 protocols at NYU, including updates, is available on the NYU COVID-19 Information website.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the Clive Davis Institute at 212.992.8400 or tisch.recorded.music@nyu.edu.