Hi and welcome to the MA Music Business at ICMP!

I’m Yannis Iliopoulos, your course’s programme leader, and I'm thrilled that you've accepted your place here.
The MAMB team and I look forward to working with you, enabling you to discover your ultimate potential and take your career in the music industry to the next level.
I've put together a list of recommended reading resources for you to consider before joining us in September. You can find it below.

Have a great summer, and I look forward to meeting you soon. 

All the best, 


Yannis Iliopoulos
Programme Leader, MA Music Business

Have you completed our Online Registration process?

Whether you're a new student to ICMP, or you are returning in September, one of the key steps before your enrolment is to complete our Online Registration process.

Here is how to register online:

New students

  • Log in to our Student Gateway with the details emailed to you
  • Upload your key documents
  • Look out for your 'Confirmation of Registration' email - job done!

Student Gateway

Can't find your log-in details? No problem, our Admissions Team can resupply these, simply contact them on +44(0)20 7328 0222, Live Chat or enquiries@icmp.ac.uk, and they'll assist you.


About your MA (Hons) Music Business programme

A comprehensive deep-dive into the global music industry, this dynamic multidisciplinary 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.

Through this forward-looking Music Business masters programme, you’ll immerse yourself in critical debates and discussions around the societal, cultural and environmental impacts of the business of music. You’ll explore the intricacies of ethical, data-driven decision making, the complexities of the exploitation of intellectual property, and the need for continuous innovation in business models in order to advance your understanding of the contemporary music industry. And, led by a cast of inspiring experts and specialists at the forefront of their careers, you’ll collaborate with powerful new connections and unlock up-to-the-minute insights on every facet of the industry – from the latest tools, techniques and technologies, to the most cutting-edge concepts and forecasts of future practices.

In order to deliver a truly broad and diverse exploration of the industry, the course is designed to immerse students in each sector of the music business. Through these versatile and highly interactive modules, you’ll gain a rich understanding of the laws and customs that govern this complex world, navigating topics such as rights management, contractual frameworks and the latest trends such as the ‘financialisation’ of music. Employing data analysis to unlock the secrets of marketing, strategy and customer-experience optimisation, you’ll become fluent in tactical decision-making and consumer behaviour.

Got a question... just drop us a line

Equipment Checklist

Essential Equipment 

  • Pens and notepads 
  • A laptop fast enough to run image and video editing software. (Mac computers with internet access are available at ICMP, but it’s best to have your own laptop and internet access for personal study)

Don't forget, as an ICMP student you'll have access to exclusive discounts from leading music manufacturers - so, if you're thinking of buying new gear (from computers to instruments), it's worth waiting until you start with us.


Have you confirmed your student finance yet?


Recommended Reading


  • Dr March, N. (2021) Navigating the Independent Music Sector in the digital age. London: Independently published.
  • Harrison, A. (2021) Music the business: the essential guide to the law and deals. 8th ed. London: Virgin Publishing.
  • Passman, D. (2021) All you need to know about the music business. 10th ed. New York: Viking.


We look forward to meeting you in September... not long now!