ICMP / AIM Music Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarship 2020

ICMP is once again thrilled to be working with music industry partner AIM (The Association of Independent Music), to offer an outstanding opportunity for an emerging music industry professional to realise their potential through our exciting new Music Business and Entrepreneurship scholarship.

Started last year and won by Shyann Headley, who is now a current student, the scholarship aims to help those who are passionate to succeed in the sector but who might not normally be in a position to consider Higher Education as a route to a career in the music industry.

The winner will be given the opportunity to study free-of-charge* on our one-year Cert HE Music Business and Entrepreneurship course.

This programme provides an exciting opportunity to explore the history and workings of modern music in the context of the recorded music, live music and music publishing industries. The winner will develop a solid understanding of core music business areas such as marketing and PR, tour and artist management, A&R, music copyright, sales and distribution, revenue streams, music rights and royalties, and more.

The course also enables progression to the highly practical BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship course - the first music business degree in the UK to give weighting to the concepts of ‘entrepreneurship’, ‘enterprise’ and ‘innovation’ as well as music business management.

Our perfect industry partner

Ken Foreman, ICMP's Associate Dean and the Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship degree, said:

"Now that BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship is fully up and running, it’s clear that AIM is our perfect industry partner with our programme’s emphasis on championing independent music aligning with their ambitions.

“Our music business students are currently engaged in creating and executing a professional release strategy with some promoting music while others are scouting for talent - all learning experiences which we hope will prepare them for exciting careers in the music industry itself.”

Providing access to equal opportunities

AIM’s Education and Training Coordinator, Nina Radojewski, said: “It’s great to see the success of the first Music Business and Entrepreneurship scholarship, and Shyann’s progress at ICMP. Providing access to equal opportunities for all is a key value for AIM. We’re delighted to reprise our role as the programme’s industry partner this year.”

Regarding Shyann's progress, Ken Foreman said:

"Shyann has progressed well in her studies with us. She is up to date with all her assessments and has responded very positively to our programme, including the module on promotional strategies. Each student creates all the release and marketing assets for their own independent release.”

Commenting on her experiences on the course, Shyann said:

The course has been amazing! It’s helped me to figure out what I’m best at, and overall where I’d like to go in the future."

How to apply

video.pngTo be in with a chance of winning this fantastic scholarship, simply complete the application form and upload a one to two-minute video of yourself describing why you think you have the skills, interest, ideas and dedication to be a music business entrepreneur and believe you are a worthy scholarship recipient.

All applicants need to meet the academic requirements for entry and have a background of low participation in Higher Education to be eligible, with a household income of below £25,000.

Applicants from all ethnicities, genders and backgrounds should apply. Those from underrepresented groups including, for example, BAME, disabled students, care leavers and mature age students, are especially encouraged to make a submission. The application deadline is Monday 17th August 2020.

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* Full tuition fees are covered for the winner, however the scholarship does not cover any living costs, travel costs, equipment or reading provision associated with studying on the course.