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.
There are many ways you can turn your passion for music into a job: throughout the course you learn how to identify a market and a business opportunity, and how to make it work financially. Whether your business is your own songwriting career or the next Beats / iTunes / Deezer... you should know how to attract investors and get funding for your business when you need it.
From one week to the next you learn about the difference between artist management and management companies, how a record company operates, how it is different from being a publisher, how to licence music for movies and videogames, what kind of deals are available to artists, what kinds of contracts do you need to understand, what kinds of royalties are collected by whom, how do you set up a business based on live music, how to market and promote music in the digital age.
You also learn about legal agreements, promotion, digital marketing, and all the services, tools and trade associations that you will need to be familiar with.
MMBE Diploma: £1801.80
(registration fee included)
Significant discounts apply depending on how you choose to pay and when you register.
Contact our office for more details.
Admission to any one lecture (without registering for the Diploma) is £145.
For more information and to apply you must contact our office; a course advisor will ask you a few questions and eventually proceed to arrange an interview with one of the lecturers, or suggest alternative options if appropriate.
The MMBE Diploma is made of thirteen distinct Units, each one dedicated to a specific area of the Music Business, and is delivered over a time-frame of approximately four months.
Each Unit is also available as a short course.
Introducing the music industry supply chain, its key revenue streams and income generated by intellectual property rights, music business services and live music promotions.
Each Unit comes with extensive notes and resources that include discussions about current affairs (latest developement in copyright issues, licensing negotiations, Spotify, YouTube, etc).
The curriculum is constantly updated and kept relevant with the support of all the major trade bodies and our industry partners.
Meet and learn directly from experts and professionals at the top of their game.
If you have limited time, budget, or very specific needs and interests, we can provide any combination of one-to-one sessions, customised training for individuals and groups, and access to individual classes of the Certificate Courses in any combination.