Through the vision of the late Eugene Villaluz, a respected and esteemed music veteran, MINT WAS THE first and only higher level institution to offer the MBM program in the country.
The program, which has been developed by industry professionals, covers performance, sound engineering and production, events management, marketing and promotions, publishing and licensing, artistic and repertoire management, as well as the legal, financial and ethical challenges that face contemporary music executives.
Clara Benin is an MBM alumni of MINT College. She was in her senior year when she released a full album entitled “Human Eyes.” With her distinctly heartfelt and soothing sound, Clara continues to thrive as an artist, gigging in different countries, and even getting a chance to represent the Philippines at various music festivals like Wanderland and Paradise International Music Festival, which was headlined by Kanye West.
178k+ monthly listeners
Parallel Universe: 2.2Million + streams
Tila: 2.6Million + streams
4-YEAR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
CHED ACCREDITATION: G.R. 018, SERIES OF 2014
Our Music Business Management program provides a comprehensive and holistic approach towards learning and preparing for the music industry, balancing the art of performance with business fundamentals in our post-digital revolution society.
The students gain a wealth of hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art recording studio and through music events, for in-class projects or even professional productions secured with our industry connections. Our program is an up to date response to the changing industry, ensuring our graduates not only have the skills, but also the adaptable temperament, to be successful music professionals.
Our faculty, and the educators we invite, are rich in professional experience. With mentors like them at the helm, our students graduate with the skills and mindset to make waves in the industry.
“I’m willing to share my expertise and know-how in the music industry to aspiring students who I see as the ushers of the new generation of Filipino musicians that we can be proud of today.”
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Lachmi Baviera, Program Head. Lachmi continues the legacy of MBM program founder Eugene Villaluz, who passed away in 2017. The former General Manager of Warner Music Philippines, she is credited for leading the record label into the modern age, transforming it from a traditional music label into a digital entertainment company. She continues to change the industry through academia, providing opportunities for students to showcase their talents and skills to a global market.
We offer an education that emphasizes real world application. In line with this philosophy, we have a range of industry partners that allow our students to engage in hands-on experiences, emphasizing learning by doing, and allowing them to be a part of the industry even as students.
MBM IN FOCUS
Check out some of the activities our students have been up to recently, and some of the more notable projects they’ve had!
Sam de Leon is a 4th year MB scholar. He is an arranger, a sessions, and a producer. He has worked with a lot of MINT artists including Clara Benin, Elise Huang, EJ de Perio, the MINT Riffs, and has also produced content for Herbabuena Unplugged.
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Jorik Katalbas, MINT’s resident crooner, delivered a warm and sweet-sounding “First Noel”. With only a keyboard piano to sing with, the song gave off that homey, familiar feeling whenever you’re around family and friends during gatherings.
Online friends-turned-bandmates R.I.T.—or Raiza Racelis, Izzy Mariano, and Timo Valiente—gave “Hark The Heralds” a chill vibe, fit for conversations over hot chocolates.
Diego Redoblado, MINT guitar master, gave “Jingle Bells” a millenial-Gen Z Christmas party reboot.
We firmly believe that education should be accessible, especially for academically excellent and talented students. We offer partial academic and talent scholarships for all our programs.