Whether it be working for a major record label or landing a role in live music, our Music Business Degree is designed to help give you the perfect start to your music industry career.

A unique mix of classroom time and practical, hands-on experience means our students are well placed to launch their careers.  

Our music business degree course has recently been completely overhauled to bring it in line with the ever-evolving needs of the current industry and now also include a significant focus on entrepreneurship. Official Unistats data supports the success of the previous incarnation of the course with the 2018 round of stats showing 100% student satisfaction.

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Aside from our highly-respected tutors and small class sizes ensuring a high amount of tutor contact time, students benefit from regular guest lectures from industry professionals. It means the programme is as relevant to today’s wider industry as possible. 

The success of our graduates is testament to the programme and how it equips our students as eager and industry-ready entrepreneurs. Some of our success stories so far include:

Romaine Dixon

Romaine Dixon has proved to be adept at whatever avenue of the music industry she explores.

Following her time with us as a student where she started as a songwriter before studying music business, she worked at leading UK collecting society PRS for Music before her current job as a royalties assistant at Virgin EMI.

ICMP was great for my education as I was taught about all the key parts of the music business. Personally I would say the modules that helped me get to where I am now were the Introduction to the Music Business, Finance, Law and Contracts and Entrepreneurship sessions.”  

Read our interview with Romaine here.

Nina Rubesa

Nina Rubesa is in the final year of her music business degree at ICMP. She has had great success in a range of jobs and internships at various companies including Talent Republic, Spilt Milk, Jaba Music, Solar Management, Wrapped Up Music and CAA.

Nina has also worked as assistant venue manager and artist liaison at festivals such as Leefest, Barn on The Farm and Communion Music’s Bushstock. Nina currently assists management teams for artists such as Seramic and Kiah Victoria, as well as managing two artists on her own and acting as A&R scout.

 

Yasmin Rai

 

As well studying at ICMP, Yasmin has previous experience in music PR as a radio & TV plugger and music publicist. During the first year of her Music Business programme, Yasmin started plugging for BBC Radio 2 and BBC6 Music, as well as various national radio stations including Radio X, Planet Rock and more. She has had artists on Jools Holland as a TV plugger and live sessions at Abbey Road for uDTV with Universal Music. Most recently, Yasmin has worked at Wilful Publicity as a press assistant for large campaigns. 

Lauren Moore

Our second-year student Lauren Moore is currently investigating the live side of the industry after being chosen by The Music Venue Trust as one of 100 young female promoters to stage a gig in a grassroots music venue. She is expecting to host two gigs in London and Cardiff respectively.  

One thing I've learned at ICMP is you get in what you put out. If you are really serious about wanting to be in the industry you've got to be willing to work as hard as you can in order to achieve what you want to achieve.”


Study Music Business in London

The results of our music business degree speak for themselves, in terms of both student satisfaction and student success stories. If you're an entrepreneur looking to take that next step towards developing a successful career in the music industry you've landed in the place.

We still have a few places left on our brand new Music Business course starting September 2019, contact our Admissions Team on 020 7328 0222 or email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk to find out more. 


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Developing your skills

BA(Hons) Music Business Degree

As a music business degree student at ICMP, you’ll learn an extensive range of core business principles, and will develop specific skills pertinent to the music and wider creative industries.

You’ll become part of the ICMP music business community and will be challenged to build your skills in marketing and promotion, negotiations and contract law, management, financial planning, project management, and strategic and new business development.

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Industry Partnership @ Tileyard Studios

Music Business at Tileyard Studios

ICMP’s exclusive industry partnership with Tileyard Studios means all our students have the opportunity to book facilities and also undertake a variety of industry-related development opportunities in the fantastic Tileyard music business environment. The Tileyard complex is in King’s Cross – right in the heart of London – and is home to the UK’s biggest professional music community, with over 70 music studios, 100 office spaces and endless opportunities to network with like-minded creative and talented people who have joined the Tileyard family, including artists such as John Newman, Mark Ronson, The Prodigy and Tinchy Stryder, as well as companies including Spitfire Audio, Notting Hill Music and Marathon Artists.

ICMP industry tutors

Ken ForemanMusic Business

Ken has made records for labels including Elektra Entertainments, East/West Warners, Chrysalis, Sony, Palm Pictures, RTI/S4, Toshiba/EMI, and Almo. There followed a number of years, managed by Pan-American Ad agency, Amber Music Ltd, composing music for commercials. His compositions featured in many US and European campaigns, including Adidas, Bass, Vauxhall, Tennants, Benetton, Foxes, Titleist, Bell Atlantic, and 7 Up.
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Ian RamageMusic Business

Ian began his career in manufacturing, working his way up through the industry from a pressing plant employee to executive positions at Polydor Records. From positions in product management and marketing, Ian became Director of Marketing at EMI, working with Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, and Diana Ross. From there, he moved sideways into publishing, working in artists and repertoire for BMG for twelve years, then a further two years at Sony/ATV. There, he worked with a broad spectrum of artists and writers, including Coldplay, Keane, Richard Hawley, Neil Hannon, Feist, Elvis Costello, and The Cure.
Ian Ramage | Music Business Tutor | ICMP London

Neil CartwrightMusic Business

Neil Cartwright is founder and director of Million Media, a digital marketing agency working with leading companies in the music sector. It works closely with Jamiroquai, helping the band to manage their digital assets since 2005. Recently Million Media launched The Artist Network as a resource and training academy for musicians. Neil is currently chair of a music charity called Community Music who help people from all walks of life get in to the music business.
Neil Cartwright | Music Business Tutor | ICMP London

Stephen MixMusic Business

Stephen Mix’s early career was in business start-ups. He obtained an MBA at Imperial College before joining Hamilton Bradshaw, James Caan’s investment firm, in 2009 as an Investment Manager. Today, Stephen manages a number of high performing staffing businesses including Exsurgo, DRC Locums, and HB Retinue. He provides strong business expertise from marketing and strategy to financial and operation control. He is also very involved in identifying senior talent and investment opportunities for his portfolio companies.
Stephen Mix | Music Business Tutor | ICMP London

Yannis IliopoulosMusic Business

Yannis Iliopoulos has a solid experience of music licensing and has worked extensively on all types of music contracts, including many international synchronisation deals. He has licensed repertoire to top independent labels and to all the majors. Yannis is the founder and director of The Sound Of Everything Records, which, since 2004, has successfully signed up more than 50 different artists from around the world, building up a catalogue of more than 200 releases.
Yannis Iliopoulos | Music Business Tutor | ICMP London
International Reach

ICMP’s International Reach

ICMP is the most international place to receive a music industry education in the UK. You’ll study and connect with music students from all around the world. This global culture of diversity and hub of varied musical styles forms a truly unique musical tribe, making for stimulating learning experiences, thought-provoking classroom discussions and remarkable worldwide networking opportunities.