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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.