The Business Of Music

When you graduate, you’ll have the core skills, behaviours and values that the industry is looking for. Our Student Hub is where you’ll find out about the services and support we offer, helping you get the best out of your time with us. The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible postgraduate students. If you don’t wish to pay the whole amount of your fees at once, you may be able to pay by instalments. This opportunity is available if you have a personal tuition fee liability of £2,000 or more and if you are self-funded or funded by the Student Loans Company.

You will develop an understanding of a broader business context, too, focusing on planning and forecasting, financing, creativity and digital marketing. 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. A wide range of international students have also benefited from our London based course. No matter where you are from, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to get you a foothold in the music business.

Make music for all kinds of arts and entertainment platforms, from film and television to gaming. Learn the theory, psychology, commerce and practicalities of musical composition taking place outside of our home industry. There are a number of funding options available to UK students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying. Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see ourscholarshipswebsite.

Some of the UK’s leading music business executives will be meeting with you and letting you know how they get business done via our Guest Speaker programme. Our Music Business Management MA is part of Westminster School of Arts, based at our Harrow Campus. You’ll benefit from the vibrant and specialist facilities at our Harrow Campus, as well as experiencing central London’s dynamic commercial music industry. We provide access to free online courses in Adobe and Microsoft Office applications, as well as thousands of specialist courses on LinkedIn Learning.

It will equip students to deal with the challenge of creating sustainable forms of business that operate within ecological and socio-economic limits. During the placement year, students will be supported in applying theoretical knowledge in a practical context, analysing business problems and proposing solutions, and identifying and articulating transferable skills and knowledge developed during the placement. Students will be expected to demonstrate improved understanding of their abilities and career goals, knowledge of the workplace organisation and professional awareness through reflective and reflexive learning. The UK music industry has seen growth and expansion in recorded music, publishing and live events, highlighting an industry ripe for entrepreneurial development. 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.

To enable students to apply knowledge of event planning and management, venue management practices, live promotion, ticketing and booking methods in real world contexts and gain hands-on experience. This module develops the student’s knowledge of the artist management business, by focusing on historical and current issues, as well as the acquisition of practical skills. The module aims to provide an understanding of the marketing management process in contemporary organisations and in the context of tangible goods, services and b2b markets. The service sector accounts for a significant proportion of GDP and employment in most developed economies and therefore it becomes essential for students to gain insight within the area. In this module, students are introduced to a range of marketing theories such as the marketing concept, consumer behaviour, business environmental analysis, marketing research, consumer and b2b insights applicable to tangible goods and services marketing. This module provides an introduction to the management of people in organisations, or as it is commonly known ‘Human Resource Management’.

This module covers the management of creativity in music and the mechanics of artist management from a legal, commercial and practical perspective. The evolving role the ‘music manager’ plays in artist management and talent development is explored, as is the purpose of the Music Managers Forum . You’ll investigate the critical functions of discovery, assessment and development of music talent while exploring the diverse needs and challenges of the creative individual. You’ll also learn to recognise the vital tension between managing the creative process and meeting commercial needs and targets – essentially, the critical marriage of ‘music’ and ‘business’.

Launchpad is where extraordinary individuals come to accelerate their ideas, gain vital business and… Attending an Open Day is the best way to get a real taste of student life at Falmouth. Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. From September 2022, those students living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK, will be considered Home students. All our music degrees at Buckinghamshire New University come with membership ofUK Music’s Music Academic Partnership .

This module aims to equip students with a systematic understanding of the relevant knowledge of music industry organisations and their labour relations with an emphasis on preparing Masters students for work within the wider music industry. It will contextualise organisational structures and working relationships within the music industry and critically evaluate the development of current issues in business and management theory and practice informed by leading research and professional practice. Students will be involved in critically mapping creative networks and the interplay of wider media and creative industries in the development of leadership roles as they apply in both theory and practice in the music business. Students will also examine the different roles and skill sets at work in the wider music industry. The module provides an intellectual framework for management of the music business, within the UK and internationally.