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London Metropolitan University

Music Business

UCAS Code: W300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Music

**Why study this course?**The music industry is transforming and this degree will teach you how and why. Designed to give you the skills, knowledge and contacts required for a successful career in the music and entertainment industry, on this degree, youll study unique, advanced modules co-delivered with prominent industry partners and gain hands-on experience in the field. Youll also have access to exclusive training opportunities that will prepare you for your career. **More about this course**At London Met, we bring new skills and approaches to every aspect of the music business. Digital music marketing, live music, record operations and talent management are just some of the modules co-delivered in practical settings, while the study of music law, management, publishing and market analysis will equip you with the business skills you need to get ahead in the industry. Our industry partners and visiting professors will mentor your work in several modules and you may even gain exclusive access to Music Managers Forum (MMF) training.Youll have the opportunity to set up live events at London music venues and learn how to develop and sign artists and songwriters. Youll also run music-marketing campaigns from our online labs and create new business models or have a go at running your own production projects. Well teach you how to analyse music genres and develop skills to license music and new music services. Youll also learn about new global music markets and there will be study trip options to back this up with experience abroad.Succeeding in the new music business is about advanced skills and industry access. This course, endorsed by visiting professors Erik Nielsen, Scott Cohen and Rob Dickins CBE, provides both through industry partnerships and professional expertise, giving you all the grounding you need for a successful career.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Introduction to the music industry and creative digital platforms
Economics and finance for the service sector
Communication and understanding information
Principles and practice in marketing

Year 2 modules include:

Live music, venues and merchandising
Music industry management and music business practice
Music and entertainment law
Global digital music distribution
Music appreciation and creative methods
Music industry practice project
Learning through work

Year 3 topics include:

Intellectual property and music publishing
The Orchard Lab: creative strategy practice in digital music marketing
Creative practice and digital music business models
Theory and practice in research
Artist and repertoire

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through essays, business reports, individual and group research projects and a final project. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, group tasks and workshops.

Techniques used during the workshops and group tasks will include brainstorming, idea generating, role-playing scenarios, case study analysis and project design.

The Uni


Course locations:

Moorgate

Holloway

Department:

Business and Management

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