At London Met, we bring new approaches to every aspect of the music business. Some of our modules include digital music marketing, live music, record operations and talent management. You’ll also study music law, publishing and market analysis to equip you with the business skills you’ll need to get ahead in the industry. You’ll be mentored by industry partners and visiting professors, to give you an in-depth body of knowledge to support you in your career. You may even gain exclusive access to Music Managers Forum (MMF) training.
You’ll have the opportunity to set up live events in London music venues, you’ll also learn how to develop and sign artists and songwriters.
Our online labs allow you to run music-marketing campaigns and create new business models, or have a go at running your own production projects. We’ll teach you how to analyse music genres and develop skills to license music and new music services. Study trips abroad give you the opportunity to learn about global music markets where you’ll gain first-hand experience.
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.
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
If you’re studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
In Year 1, you’ll gain an in-depth grounding in the fundamentals of the music industry and creative digital platforms as well as economics, finance and marketing.
In Year 2, you’ll develop your skills with the study of core modules including live music, venues and merchandising and music and entertainment law, as well as a range of optional modules including a music industry practice project.
In Year 3, you’ll study a range of topics including intellectual property and music publishing. You’ll also enhance your skills through optional modules including creative practice and digital music business models.
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 modules 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
After the course
This is an exciting time to enter the industry, as it transforms into an ever-more multifaceted field of practice that utilises digital platforms and new business models, a trend that is set to continue. This degree will greatly increase your employment prospects and opportunities in the music business.
This course will equip you with the skills required for entrepreneurial practice and management. Typical job roles include but are not restricted to: record company executives, roles in digital music platforms and services, digital marketing and distribution roles, publishing managers, tour managers, artist managers, strategy advisers, venue and festival promoters, and marketing and PR consultants.