Music Business & Arts Management Ba Hons

Our BIMM Institute lecturers know what it’s like to work within the industry – and most have impressive business achievements on their resume. When you graduate, you’ll have the core skills, behaviours and values that the industry is looking for. We have made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe. We will ensure that our students remain connected and involved with their course and college life.

They’ve worked at the BBC, Sony, Universal Music and Hospital Records, and maintain good working relationships within the sector. Throughout your degree, they’ll support you to develop the management skills needed to work in the fast-moving and varied music industry. Innovation and change are also explored, ranging from traditional portfolio development to new delivery methods, to emerging business strategies. This will be done by utilising and confronting key concepts in strategic management and recognising the relevance of cultural knowledge in this area of creative industries. Case study research and business simulation methods will be encouraged in analysis, with the aim of developing new approaches to business modelling and innovation. This module will address the critical issue of how current thinking on climate change and sustainability will impact on businesses and organisation.

As an artist, today, it’s easier than ever to release music, build a fanbase and run your own artist-centred music business. Located in the renowned Tileyard Studios complex near London King’s Cross, Music Business School is placed at the very heart of London’s music business quarter. Tileyard is home to over 75 music businesses, 70 studios and sees hundreds of creative professionals visit each day. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI . The annual increase for UK students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee.

Build understanding of the expected workplace knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes so that they become intrinsic performance and growth motivators. We’re ranked third in the country for business and management according to student satisfaction . The concepts you encounter will actively critique claims to authenticity and originality; themes you will encounter frequently throughout your career as a Creative Professional. You will debate artistic production, the motivations for it, and the problems of creative autonomy. You’ll record your project activity in your Personal and Professional Development Plan, reflecting on how you have developed and changed over the course of your first year and a half at BIMM. Working with your Personal Adviser you will identify objectives, opportunities and actions that will help you stay on the path to success for the second half of your journey towards becoming a Creative Industries Professional.

This unit aims to holistically approach the subject of influence and influencer-led marketing, looking to the practical, critical and theoretical contexts surrounding this subject. We’ll begin by outlining the contexts surrounding influence – including the history of the influencer, and its contemporary applications within fashion, music and advertising. A four year programme, which sees you spend an entire year gaining valuable industry experience prior to your final year of study.

In your first year you’ll learn about the sectors of music publishing, events and publicity, and in your second year you’ll organise your own live events, physical or virtual. Enhance your academic learning with a period of work experience in the music and creative industries with this optional module. You’ll learn how to run live music events, develop and represent artists, conduct sophisticated marketing and promotional campaigns, and launch new music products and services. You’ll gain specialist knowledge in music law and copyright, arts management, emergent technologies, applied business practice and enterprise, as well as leading on projects that will make a difference to people’s lives in commercial, civic and social contexts.

Recent enterprising examples have seen entrepreneurs collect waste left at festivals and transform it into usable products sold for charitable organisations benefitting society and the environment and creating an economy where there wasn’t one previously. This module is designed to get you thinking about the music industry as a whole, both nationally and globally, to consider what gaps might exist for new business or what services could be created for new customer bases. In Year 2, you will study entrepreneurship, bid for actual funding for your music business ideas, and negotiate industry work placements while developing your own vocational major project – defined, planned, owned and controlled by you. You will also build up your own area of music industry expertise via a research project. Your own projects will be informed by one-to-one tutorials and weekly industry visits by current practitioners (including many now-successful alumni) across all sectors of the music industry.

The Twisted Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll Rob Dickens CBE, one of the most influential names in the music industry, will discuss his fascinating career at London Met on Thursday 3 May. If you’re applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level. If you’re a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you’re an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.