Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. You’ll be taught by experts in the field who have published industry research that has been praised by Forbes. This will help prepare you for a career within a start-up environment, which is an expanding business approach within the music and technology industry. If, in the future, the increases to regulated fees permitted by law or government policy exceed the rate of inflation, we reserve the right to increase fees to the maximum permitted level. If we intend to exercise this extended right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right.

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. 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.

If you have the drive to work in the music industry, then our BA/BSc Music Business and Management course is for you. 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. Moreover, it provides substantial revenue for the Music Industry, proving to be more robust than the recording sector in the face of changing technology.

Together they support, develop, challenge and inspire you throughout your studies. You have the opportunity to work across a wide range of styles and will also explore timbre in the context of original arrangements. Following a series of given briefs, you will work towards the production of a portfolio which will contain orchestration, arrangement and harmonisation assignments. On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules.

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 introduces the principles of entrepreneurship and marketing, and how these can be effectively implemented, specifically in the context of the music industry. You’ll develop a basic business plan and marketing strategy for a music business project, and will explore the concept of the artist as a brand, considering key areas such as brand partnerships, and commerce versus credibility in music. The emphasis on entrepreneurship means you’ll be encouraged and supported to launch and run your own business, with the ability to pitch your ideas as part of NatWest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programme. When I joined BA Music Business and Arts Management I had quite a reserved personality but within the first few weeks I was given confidence to draw on my previous experience and to “come out of my shell”.

BA/BSc Music Business is broken up into three distinct stages, each designed to develop different skills. Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills and a global network of fellow creatives. Work on projects with songwriters, designers, game developers, filmmakers and animators.

• Recognise their personal and professional development learning and apply to their future goals. To explore the live sector as a growth area of the international entertainment industry and place it within the context of the music, events and related creative and other businesses. If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, it is possible for you to complete the first year of our Business Management BA and then transfer to this course. The generic business foundation year will equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to excel at university, plus the necessary academic credits to progress onto this three-year Music Business BA course.