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Music Business Management - MA

Course Description

This course is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines.

Course content

Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course has developed a unique curriculum. You will be able to combine a strong underpinning of key business skills (finance, leadership, organisational management, marketing and entrepreneurialism), with essential music industry management knowledge (strategic innovation and technology, intellectual property and copyright, and a focus on the live industry and digital content exploitation).

Teaching is mainly through lectures In each module there is a minimum of two assignments. The final project is a report of a minimum of 12,000 words.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.


Associated careers

Graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of creative industries, from mobile marketing through to the Arts Council. Many of our graduates are working in the music industry, with companies such as Universal Music Group, iTunes and Spotify. Our international students are working around the globe in music companies, including EMI Holland and PIAS European office, and MTV Brazil.

Visit the Music Business Management - MA page on the University of Westminster website for more details!

Student Profiles

Music Entrepreneur Award - Single Award

The Music Business Management Music Entrepreneur Award is a new initiative launched by Twin Music Inc. and the University of Westminster. It is designed to identify and nurture the next generation of music industry leaders and innovators.The award will go to a UK/EU student on the MA in Music Business Management programme at the University of Westminster, who will be expected to develop a new business model over the duration of their studies with the aim of building an active, viable business upon graduation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

: £4,250 tuition fee award and £5,000 seed fund for your idea.


You must either hold an offer or intend to apply for a Masters degree in Music Business Management at the University. You must have an innovative music business idea that you wish to develop.Criteria: Applicants will need to submit a detailed summary outlining their business proposition highlighting the market opportunity and uniqueness of the business (maximum 500 words). Applicants will also need to include in this summary a detailed description of how the initial funding of £5,000 would be spent and the expected Key Performance Indicators

Application Procedure

You can download our application forms and find out more about the application process on our website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applications are considered on the basis of either a combination of formal qualifications and experience, or significant industry experience. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience working in the music industry, an aptitude for music business management and an enthusiasm for learning more about music and related industries. Applicants with formal qualifications should have a minimum of an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree.

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