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.
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.
-A&R MUSIC DEVELOPMENT -ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FINANCE FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES -INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT -LIVE MUSIC MANAGEMENT -MUSIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROJECT -MUSIC INDUSTRY STRUCTURE, ROLE AND DEVELOPMENT -MUSIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT
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.