This module develops the organisational knowledge, understanding, and practical skills required to plan, finance and deliver a music- and/or arts-related project to a professional standard. Projects are self-governed and carried out either for an external organisation and as part of students’ own ventures. The module requires students to collaborate with external partners and audiences/customers.

The historic development of the manager’s position within the music industry will also be explored. Music Business students have full access to our outstanding sound studios, as well as an office dedicated to music industry projects. For event management, we have excellent relationships with a host of south coast venues, as well as our own theatre spaces on campus. You’ll work independently or as part of a small multi-discipline team to simulate a real-world initiative and execute a substantial project within both time and budgetary constraints. With the help of a supervisor, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your ideas to NatWest as part of their Entrepreneur Accelerator service.

Roles within major record labels and publishers and across the UK’s world-beating independent sector. See the further details offees and potential extra costswhen studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire. “My experience at London Metropolitan University has been a turning point in my career” Dr David Rojas Rodríguez, a Visiting Researcher at the University, completed his International PhD in Music Management with the highest qualification in Spain. If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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. Tutor set learning activities – This covers activities which will be set for you by your tutor, but which you will undertake in your own time.

It develops the skills and competencies appropriate to these professional practices, ranging from marketing and publicity, to negotiation skills, legal and financial considerations, and all areas of management relevant to this specialism. This module encourages you to think critically about music and the arts by introducing you to key concepts that influence and contextualise their practices and relationship. A blend of social, aesthetic, historical, political and analytical approaches are used to broaden your understanding of music, the arts, and their thinkers and practitioners.

Our undergraduate degree courses allow you to define your own route to success via a range of optional modules. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills and find where you’ll fit in the industry. Then, you’ll be able to build your course according to your interests and career aspirations. Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as a DIY artist/manager, record label executive, A&R manager, publisher, PR and marketing manager, or digital communications manager.

The practical BA Music Business and Entrepreneurship is the first music business degree in the UK to give equal weighting to the concept of ‘entrepreneurship’. This groundbreaking programme promotes enterprise and innovation across all three years, and will see you tackle real-world industry projects, all with the aim of encouraging your natural creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. You will learn through interactive lectures – some given by professionals from industry – workshops, seminars and tutorials, where you will explore your new knowledge further through discussions with your tutor and your peers. You will work on case studies and projects and will also conduct your own study and research. The course includes lectures on essay, report and CV writing, as well as careers sessions with industry professionals.