The highly practical BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship is the first music business degree in the UK to give equal weighting to the concept of ‘entrepreneurship’. This groundbreaking programme promotes enterprise and innovation across all three years, and will see you work on real-world industry projects, all with the aim of encouraging your natural creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
This Music Business degree is perfect for those wanting to establish a multi-skilled, entrepreneurial career within the music and wider creative industries, and will provide you with the tools, opportunities and experience you need to develop and launch your music business career. The emphasis on entrepreneurship means you’ll be encouraged and supported to launch and run your own business, with the ability to pitch your ideas as part of NatWest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programme.
You’ll learn a wide range of management, business and creative skills in small, personalised learning groups, and will be taught by established music industry executives whose aim is to help you maximise the creative and commercial potential of the artist–business relationship. The encouragement of collaboration at ICMP will see you work in partnership with fellow student musicians from the college’s talent pool, promoting them as creative artists as part of your course content.
You’ll discover every aspect of the music business first-hand through sessions with special music industry guest visitors, attendance at music conferences as delegates, and via industry networking events.
ICMP’s unique and innovative programme has been developed and designed courtesy of a high level of consultation from the music business, with ongoing external feedback provided by global music organisations such as Island Records, Warner/Chappell Music, Live Nation, PRS for Music, Music Week, BMG Rights, Music Managers Forum, Spotify, Brace Yourself PR and many more.
Upon graduation, you’ll have learnt to critically assess new business opportunities and practices, will have gained the ability to undertake and manage a variety of different music projects, will be confident at communicating both orally and in writing, and will have developed a toolkit of ICT skills for application in the wider business environment. You’ll be experienced at working both independently and as part of a team, and will possess the ability to organise, identify problems, exercise initiative, select and implement effective solutions, and meet strict deadlines and targets.
Fees & Funding
Taking a Music Business degree course at ICMP makes financial sense too, with the fees for ICMP music degrees the same as those at many traditional universities - making studying music at ICMP in London great value as well as great fun.
Please visit our Fees pages for information on access to Student Loans. Students eligible for loans are able to borrow the full annual course fee for ICMP degrees, unlike many other UK music schools where students are required to pay additional top-up fees themselves.
Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship at ICMP leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts by the University of East London.*
*Subject to revalidation
This is a description of the course as currently delivered, and aspects will change before the start of the 2021 academic year. This course is subject to revalidation. For quality assurance and enhancement purposes, our courses go through a rigorous review process, known as revalidation. There will be important updates and improvements to the structure of the course as a result of the revalidation process. We will publish additional detail about the revalidated programme when it becomes available. Revalidation is not guaranteed and should the course be significantly amended we will contact you and provide assistance to find a suitable alternative.
- Course Code: BAEM
- Institution Code: i25
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- Promotes entrepreneurship and innovation at each year level through work on real-world industry projects, collaborating with and promoting fellow student artists from ICMP’s rich talent pool.
- Develops your management, business and creative skills to maximise the potential of the artist–business relationship.
- Extensive music industry connections enable you to build an impressive music business network.
- Course structure and content designed with high level of input from the UK’s top music industry businesses.
- The London location provides opportunities to develop your business ideas at the heart of the global music industry.
- Attendance at music conferences and networking events, plus unrivalled access to special music industry guest visitors.
- A high level of contact teaching hours delivered in small groups in world-class facilities.
- A creative and inspiring learning environment.