If you are already working with music in some capacity and need to get a better understanding of 'the big picture' to move forward with your career, this course is for you.
Complete beginners can also join (after attending an interview) but must be prepared to put in the time and effort required for a course at this level.
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To start we&;ll give you an overview of the music business as it exists currently.
We give you an introduction to: key revenue streams, music business services, and live music promotions.
We’ll also start you on the path to thinking about:
Also on the agenda is meeting your fellow students and starting to build your new set of music business contacts.
Weeks 2 & 3: Start a Record Label
We look at ways different kinds of labels release music including Indie and Major Labels. We also talk about how all this applies to the self-releasing artist.
Weeks 4 & 5: Music Publishing
Generating income from songs and recorded music which has been placed in Films, on TV, in Games, and in Advertising is vitally important to the music business. This week we’ll be introducing you to the sometimes hidden business of global music publishing.
Learning about the live side of the music business is going to be essential to you as you make your way in the music business. In this unit we’ll give you a clear understanding of it, from both the artist and managers perspective but also as a live promoter.
Radio is still one of the most important media platforms for getting music to a mainstream audience. We explore what it takes to get your music to the people who make the programming decisions, and we take a look at some of the current changes in the radio & digital media landscape.
From the traditional studio producer to producers who remix and those who create entirely new works based on the original, artists and labels are spoilt for choice these days. Some producers are artists in their own right taking their work to festivals in front of massive audiences. In this unit find out about:
Digital Marketing and Social Media have lowered the entry barriers for connecting with music fans and building an audience for your artist, label or club night. In this series of session we look at the platforms that you can use to build your online presence and support more traditional forms of marketing.
You’ve made it through the course. Now we’re giving you the chance to meet the people who can help fund your music career. This is it! This is the start of your new music business career.
Please Note: The weekly order of lessons shown here might be changed in order to accommodate guest speakers schedules.
Making contacts is essential to your success in the music business. At Music Business School we put networking and building contacts at the heart of everything we do.
The course is currently taught within the facilities of Tileyard Studios, London's main creative hub for the music industry.
Some of the UK's leading music business executives will be meeting with you and letting you know how they get business done via our Guest Speaker programme. If shaking hands with them is not enough, then just look around you. Every day the UK's most exciting music personnel are sitting next to you in the Tileyard Cafe, attending the networking events at Tileyard Venues, or popping into our classes via our Guest Speaker programme.
A lot of managers, publishers, agents, and other industry players having drinks at one networking events which you can attend when studying this course
Meet and learn directly from experts and professionals at the top of their game.