Brooklyn, NY – Torae is bringing his music industry experience to the classroom. According to Billboard, the veteran MC has been hired to teach an eight-week course called The Business of Music at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

The school’s course description says Torae will explore “the mechanics of streaming, publishing, marketing strategies, merchandising, touring, etc.” The class will also examine the differences between major labels and independents in addition to teaching students how to start their own music company.

“I am multi-faceted, and I can speak about the culture through a few different lenses, from emceeing to branding, and now as a professor,” Torae told Billboard.


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The Brooklyn-bred artist’s course, which is part of the Adult and Continuing Education program, costs $500 and is available to anyone with a high school diploma or high school equivalency. Torae will be joined by guest speakers discussing topics such as legal representation and radio programming.

The Business Of Music is scheduled to begin on February 26 and conclude on April 15. Classes will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. Eastern.

Prospective students can apply here.