Providing the skills, knowledge and connections to succeed

Welcome to the cutting-edge world of music business education at ICMP. Consistently earning exceptional student satisfaction rates, our School of Music Business has forged an enviable reputation for producing graduates who excel in the industry. Past students have secured coveted positions at renowned companies like Mute Records, Festival Republic, and Dirty Hit Records, while others have launched successful independent music ventures.

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Unrivalled Access

Alongside entrepreneurs, our Music Business courses also attract many artists and musicians, all keen to gain an edge in this competitive industry.

As an ICMP student, you'll benefit from access to all of our incredible facilities, from rehearsal rooms to industry-leading recording studios, allowing your music to flourish alongside your studies!

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BA (Hons) Music Business & Entrepreneurship

With over a quarter of a century of experience in developing and delivering relevant, high-quality music business degree courses for contemporary musicians, ICMP is uniquely placed to help music business students maximise their talent and develop a career in the music industry.

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BA (Hons)
Live Event and Festival Management

Our groundbreaking Live Event Management programme has the ever-changing live music ecosystem at its heart. These highly practical contemporary courses connect you to the cutting edge of the fast-moving and constantly evolving live events sector.

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BA (Hons) Music Marketing

Blending technical marketing skills with specialist music industry knowledge, this diverse and immersive course will see you devise, plan and execute high-impact music marketing strategies to reach global audiences and really stand out from the crowd.

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MA Music Business

A comprehensive deep-dive into the global music industry, this dynamic multidisciplinary postgraduate course is plugged right into the heart of the music ecosystem, offering artists, managers, executives and entrepreneurs a wealth of unique opportunities to take their careers to the next level.

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Flexible Pathways

Flexible Pathways | Music Business courses LondonICMP Music Business courses offer you the ultimate in flexibility. All of our business programmes have their first-year modules mapped to allow you to change programme as your interests and specialisms develop. You may start off on our Music Business course and be drawn to Live Event Management or you may start off on Live Event Management and realise the promotional content you create is where your passion is and transfer to Music Marketing. Don't be hemmed in by inflexible education, carve out the future career that belongs to you.

Expert Tutors

Learn from seasoned music business tutors like Géraldine Zanaska, who founded Compass Music; Ken Foreman, who leads the Music Business and Entrepreneurship degree with over 35 years in the industry; Ian Ramage, known for his executive roles at major labels like Polydor and EMI; and Yannis Iliopoulos, an expert in business modelling and music licensing. Our wider range of music business tutors bring a wealth of practical knowledge and industry connections, preparing you for a dynamic career in the industry.

Accredited Courses

ICMP's School of Music Business runs the only undergraduate Music Business degree in the UK accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Our Digital Marketing courses are accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI). Upon completion, students can graduate with three industry-recognised awards.


Student Success

ICMP’s alumni network is a thriving community of highly successful music professionals. From #1 albums and coveted awards, to headlining festivals and working with the world’s biggest artists, our graduates are really making a name for themselves. Notable names include creative artist Foxes, folk-pop band Daughter, producer extraordinaire Fraser T Smith (Adele, Sam Smith), Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien and Stormzy drummer Matty Brown.

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Student Stories:
Eve Norman
BA Music Business & Entrepreneurship

Networking at ICMP

Community is the cornerstone of our school. Connections with other music professionals – whether aspiring or established – are what it’s all about, and you’ll receive regular opportunities to collaborate as you progress through your studies. From industry events to alumni sessions and everything in between, you’ll create networks that last a lifetime, gaining the competitive edge you need for your future career.

July 24, 2023

Music Business Industry Experience

by ICMP staff writer


Industry Connections

We’ve been an active force in the global music scene for over 35 years. Through this time, the connections we’ve developed have become close, personal and highly respected — giving as much out to the industry as we get back in return. At ICMP, every programme includes its very own guest lecture programme, exclusive to your course. These lectures invite prominent experts and key players from your chosen specialism to share their experiences and insights from their own careers, complimenting the modules and topics you’ll be covering.

Student Stories:
Grace Hamberger
BA Music Business & Entrepreneurship