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The Commercial Music Institute (CMI) was founded by Kim Craft, M.M., J.D., entertainment attorney and former director of the Music Business Program at DePaul Universityís School of Music.CMIstrives to bring relevant, real-world business and legal knowledge to the commercial music community, promote ethical business practices, foster relationships, and prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industry.CMI also strives for excellence by responding to its studentsí professional, career, continuing, and personal needs through relevant course offerings and industry-professional instructors who are degreed in the areas of music, law, and business.


CMI pledges to support its courses and programs with print, electronic, and multimedia resources,as well as student advising services.


CMI affirms its commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for its students, regardless of race, ethnic origin, creed, gender, age, veteranís status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying disability.


CMI and its instructors are affiliated with The Music Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA).

Thereís More to Music than Playing an Instrument.TM

To Contact Us:



The Commercial Music Institute

1385 N. Milwaukee, Suite #2

Chicago, IL 60622




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