Ba Hons Music Business

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time. Our state-of-the-art recording studios give you access to the space and technology you need, from individual edit rooms up to large Pro Tools HD studios with attached live rooms and vocal booths. MAP is a ground-breaking collaboration between educational institutions and UK Music, and is designed to maximise the relationship between the industry and educational institutions in order to inform the next generation of industry professionals. BNU graduate Nadina Edouard counts herself lucky as she thrives in her career as a private events manager and artist booker at ALR Music – having taken a bold and exciting career path. Dr Palermo studied sonic art with the composer, performer, instrument inventor and musicologist Hugh Davies.

Empower students to relate academic learning to industry practice in specific contexts and identify their own competencies in a real-life live events environment. The course focuses on building the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the music business. In your first year you’ll complete both individual and group tasks, researching industry practice and developing your personal leadership aims. This will help you to reflect on the importance of research and problem solving within the music industry. At Music Business School you will learn all of this, as well as how to source finance and investment for your artists, the essentials of a management agreement, and how to manage the numerous music rights that are part of the output of an artist. Our students come from throughout the UK, including London, to study at Music Business School.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain the relevant expertise to work in the music business. Whether you’re interested in managing artists, working for record labels or the business of songs, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to build a successful career in the music industry. This module provides an overview of the music industries, principally the sectors of recording, publishing and live music. You will develop an understanding of related music industry roles (e.g. managers, publishers, A&R, agents, promoters, and administrators) and of the ways that music industry sectors interact with one another, as well as with creators. This module will address contextual issues, including the music industries’ policies for diversity and sustainability. You’ll also analyse the business practices of major and independent publishers, as well as self-published songwriters and performers, and will examine how the future of the music publishing sector is being shaped by technology and consumer trends.

This module explores the context and function of music in the community, covering historical, social and economical areas of study. Link happenings in the wider-world with the development of music and analyse the cultural associations of specific musical genres. This module introduces you to concepts of brand, audience, consumer and media within the creative industries. You will learn how to analyse and predict consumer and audience responses, as well as how to produce commercial product and brand strategies that work. If you want to learn how the music industry works then all you really need is Google. But if, instead, you want to learn how you can work in the music industry, and how to find your authentic place within it, then you really need ACM’s Music Business Degree programme.

Thanks to their unrivalled contacts and insider connections, they’ll link you up with real-world experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. BIMM Institute’s regular Masterclasses put you in the room with some of the most prolific entrepreneurs and music business figures. They can provide you with insider knowledge as to how the industry works that you won’t find anywhere else.

With the help of a supervisor, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your ideas to NatWest as part of their Entrepreneur Accelerator service. You’ll be encouraged to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and will be inspired by ideas, techniques and skills which help you create and develop early-stage ventures, leading all the way to enterprise growth. By working in teams on complex, real-life business problems and challenges, you’ll learn to develop business plans, generate ideas, recognise innovation, secure funding and analyse your competitors. Our core aim for this degree is to help you break into the music industry while you’re still an ICMP student. That means that, upon graduation, you’ll be well versed in critically assessing new business opportunities and practices, and you’ll already have managed a variety of different music projects. You’ll be confident at communicating both orally and in writing, and will have developed a toolkit of ICT skills for application in the wider business environment.

It begins with a mapping and critical evaluation of label, publisher and creative artist management in its historical context along with an analysis of how that landscape is evolving and adapting to competitive dynamics. The module continues with an audit of those key creative management entities, roles functions, budget and timeline variables. It also details all of the music and entertainment industry legal and contractual points covering recording, publishing, management, live, digital, synchronisation and brand licensing, new tools, techniques and case studies in the physical and digital worlds. Cases studies used will be based in the UK and the wider international music scene, and will include both major labels and independents. Students have an opportunity to work in groups to formulate and execute a professional commercial strategy and content for an independent music artist of your choosing, competing to win a small promotional budget supplied by Tileyard. Groups present analysis and feedback to invited guest speakers, tutors and contemporaries.

Assessments will be appropriate to the task, achievable, motivating and vocationally focussed, forming a constructive part of your learning process. There is formal ‘summative’ assessment as part of the module, usually towards the end of the module. Assessment methods could include submission of draft listening diaries, presentation of work-in-progress (e.g. essays, reports), presentations, and practice-led project work. Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based on feedback from an External Examiner.

This module helps you to become the best industry professional you can be, developing the necessary combination of passion, potential, character and commitment required to achieve your career goals. This module details the rapid changes taking place in the world of marketing because of a fast- changing trading environment and an even faster changing consumer. You will explore and analyse a variety of sales and marketing techniques and methodologies, developing and articulating creative and future-proof commercial strategies as you do so. This module explores the issues and challenges faced by owners of copyrighted works. You will study copyright and other intellectual property rights concentrating particularly on registering and asserting rights, commercial exploitation and infringement.