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The best music business degrees in 2017 give students the knowledge and skills to be entrepreneurs so they are well placed to land their dream job in the music industry.

So with this in mind, a class of our music business students recently visited Entrepreneurial Spark in London for a class with start up expert Chris Kettle.

The initiative is backed by NatWest and opened its London office  in August 2017. It is the world's largest free business accelerator, offering business support to start-up companies and entrepreneurs with numerous businesses based in the hub.

Chris is the scheme’s Entrepreneurial Development Manager in London and works closely with many of the capital’s leading start-ups, entrepreneurs, small-to-medium enterprises and more.

ICMP students were treated to an accelerator session with Chris as well as a Q&A on how to get ahead in business.

Commenting, Chris said: 

For me what makes the best entrepreneur is the mindset. We run Entrepreneurial Spark as a people accelerator. Good people make good businesses. If you're got the right mindset, open to challenge and change, know you want, are able to keep going and have that growth mindset, then I think you'll find that the business will go a lot further."

Visit to find out more and watch our interview with Chris on his tips for music industry entrepreneurs in 2017.

Study Music Business at ICMP 

ICMP offers music business courses aligned to industry for entrepreneurs looking to take that next step towards developing a long-term successful career in the music business.

Every year we strive to continually connect our students to high-profile industry professionals - through seminars, Q+A's and panel events held at our Kilburn campus. This ensures ICMP music courses remain up-to-date and relevant to today's ever-changing music industry. This year's been no exception, here are just a handful of the many guests who've passed on their advice and insight to our students this year:

Pete Simmons - A&R Manager, Universal Publishing
Martin Dell - A&R Manager, Columbia
Alex Eden-Smith - Head of Marketing, Columbia 
Toby L - Founder, Transgressive Records
James Endeacott - Founder, 1965 Records
Phil Loutsis - Director of Label Management, AWAL
Maz Tappuni - Promoter, Communion Records
David Manders - Manager, Liquid Management
Jess Kinn - Agent, Coda
Jess Partridge - Founder, London in Stereo
Joe Parry - Senior Publicist, Inside/Out 
Jason Carter - Founder, Get On Music
Joel De’ath - Label Manager, Music For Nations/Sony

If you're interested in studying a music business degree in London in 2018, contact our Admissions Team on 020 7328 0222 or email who will be able to guide you through the application process. 

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