Dr. Neil March • Music Business Tutor

Neil is a multi-faceted academic, business practitioner, composer, mentor and radio programmer. His extensive career has seen his work showcased by the likes of the BBC and Latitude Festival. He is a tutor on our MA Music Business Programme.

He is an Arts Council of England and National Lottery UK supported live events promoter, curator and manager (gigs and small festivals), broadcaster (3 radio shows, 1 online TV show), author, reviews writer and adviser to the grassroots music community. He teaches on the MA Music Business Programme.  He is a composer and recording artist with a PhD in Developing an Urban Art Music and a masters in music composition, both from Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Neil is a moderator and reviews writer for Fresh on the Net, the digital music platform run by legendary musician and BBC broadcaster Tom Robinson, giving support to thousands of aspiring music artists. He is a co-founder of the Grassroots Music Network, supported by the Royal Society for the Arts Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) for whom he is also a fellow. They provide free information, advice and resources to people involved in a variety of roles in independent music.

As a composer and recording-performing artist (with The Music of Sound), Neil is signed to Dimple Discs and Wipeout Music Publishing.

Neil curates, promotes and manages two monthly gigs in South East London and several small London-based festivals including Fresh on the Net Live (under Tom Robinson’s supervision), Tomorrow Calling and the Contemporary Music Proms. He also presents the Trust The Doc radio shows on Exile FM and 365 Radio and has written four published books about the music industry and media (with a fifth in progress).

In 2017, he performed with his ensemble The Music of Sound on the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude and part of that performance was broadcast on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3. His music has featured numerous times on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 3, BBC Introducing shows and various other radio stations.

Neil began lecturing part-time on a freelance basis for ICMP in September 2021 and is honoured to have joined the staff of the university in September 2022.

Equally focused on Music Business & Entrepreneurship

The music business is an incredibly competitive environment – and over the last 30 years, ICMP has developed and refined a cutting-edge degree that now focuses equally on entrepreneurship. We’re the first music school in the UK to recognise that you need to understand not just marketing, management, finance, digital, creativity and all the structures and quirks that make the industry unique, but also how to forge your own path, create your own job, and change the future for the better. With access to ICMP’s fully equipped music facilities, exclusive industry events, masterclasses and a peerless contact network, we have it all covered.

To completely immerse yourself in your music career, email our friendly Admissions Team at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or call them on 020 7328 0222.

Music Business Degree