If you have a passion for music and making things happen, this Music Business degree is a chance to explore the many avenues available in the music business, be entrepreneurial and develop your specialist business skills. Students come from a range of backgrounds, sharing the common goal of wanting to develop a career in the music industry. These career options include label management , A&R, event management, publishing, artist development, enterprise, marketing and radio. The Music Business degree has a clear emphasis on entrepreneurial skills and strategic career development, culminating in a final year project that could be the start of your bright career in the music business.
Real-world music projects in the vibrant music scene of Cardiff and South Wales will be part of your student experience on the Music Business course. You’ll be encouraged to work with students from other disciplines, benefiting from the creative community you’ll have access to at the University. Staff have a wealth of experience working within the music industry. You’ll also benefit from regular visits and masterclasses from high-level music industry professionals such as former Coldplay manager, Estelle Wilkinson, Managing Director of leading digital agency Edition, Adam Biddle, and Alun Llwyd and Kevin Tame from notorious Welsh independent label Turnstile.
What you will study
Through a comprehensive collection of modules on the Music Business degree, you’ll learn how to analyse, collaborate and create. You’ll also learn key principles of management and a range of business skills, all the while surrounded by artists and crafting real- world music projects. There is also a roster of carefully selected guest lecturers.
We’ll help you grasp key principles of management and a wide range of business skills, alongside examining the effects of technology on the music industry and learning how to navigate legal, contractual and moral issues. You’ll explore the A&R process from creation to realisation, as well as becoming a nancial planner, market analyst and promotions strategist. Our carefully selected, high-calibre guest lectures will frequently energise and inspire you.
Year One – Music Business degree
- Introduction to The Music Industry
- Principles of Artist Development
- Principles of Music Business and Finance
- Words and Music: Culture, Context and Criticism
- Artist Development and Branding
- Principles of Music Promotion and Marketing
Year Two – Music Business degree
- Digital Media in the Creative Industries
- The Modern Live Industry Running
- Music Contracts and the Law
- Creative Event Management
- The Future of Intellectual Property in the Music Industry
Year Three – Music Business degree
- Entrepreneurship and the New Routes to Market
- Major Project
- Entrepreneurship and Business Project
- Management in the Creative Sector
- Strategic Business Management in the Entertainment Industry
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