The recently revalidated and updated BA (Hons) Music Industry Management degree introduces students to a wide range of subjects relevant to today’s music industry. This degree covers business topics such as accounting, law, marketing, strategy, small business and entrepreneurship alongside key industry topics such as the live industry, the changing digital environment, international markets and will look at the different genres that make up what we know as popular music. An exciting aspect of the newly revamped programme offers students the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest in their second year of study such as song writing, production, live music promotion and A&R. Delivered by a hugely experienced team of lecturers, all of whom have wide-ranging industry experience, the Music Industry Management (MIM) degree course is renowned throughout the UK music industry for helping develop the artist managers, live music professionals , entrepreneurs and record & music publishing executives of the future.
University of Hertfordshire
BA (Hons) Music Industry Management
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Access course: Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at merit.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
Marketing, Digital Distribution, Artist Management, A&R, A&R administration, Music Industry Research, Business Affairs, Copyright, TV and film synchronisation, PR, Live Music Production.
Our graduates work in many areas of the industry, including Marketing, Digital Distribution, Artist Management, A&R, Research, Business Affairs, Copyright, TV and Film Synchronisation, PR and Live Music Production.
Through lectures, seminars, group work and self-study students investigate the various sectors, roles and functions of the Music Industry. These include record companies, music publishing and the live music sector, looking at how the industry is evolving through the introduction of new technologies. The programme highlights the importance of music too, and alongside their studies of the industry students are immersed in the history of popular music and it’s impact on popular culture and society. The programme ensures that students understand the fundamental principles of business theory and concepts including law, finance and marketing
Debra joined University of Herts as a visiting lecturer in October 2017. An experienced media and communications professional who runs Great Northern PR, her clients include BMG Music, Universal Music Catalogue, Omnibus Press, Red Bull Music House, The BPI, Walt Disney Records and Abbey Road Studios. Debra was previously the Senior Publicity Director at EMI Records where she oversaw strategy for all artist PR and managed a team of ten press officers. A certified member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Debra is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Billy began life in the music industry working for Telstar Records as a compilations manager before moving into A&R where he oversaw a number of platinum-selling acts including Craig David and Mis-Teeq. He went on to set up independent record label 2Point9 – the biggest label in the UK Asian music scene - developing Hounslow-born Jay Sean who had a No 1 in the US Billboard Top 100 with “Down” feat Lil Wayne. As well as working on music projects, Billy is currently also involved in a number of content creation, digital marketing and branding projects.
John has over 25 years of experience working at record labels including Parlophone, EMI, Polydor and Domino where he was employed as General Manager. John is currently running leading indie Ignition Records / Sour Mash Records which releases the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds albums amongst others.
Marketing for the music business
The live music sector
The business of music
Music industry framework
Popular music: history, context and impact
The digital environment
Understanding music organisations
Sandwich year (creative arts)
Entrepreneurship in the music industry
The future of music
The global music market place
Consultancy in the music industry
Media law for the digital age 3
Strategic music and entertainment company management and consultancy project
International music & entertainment management
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