Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship Institute of Contemporary Music Performance Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of East London

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The highly practical BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship is the first music business degree in the UK to give equal weighting to the concept of ‘entrepreneurship’. This groundbreaking programme promotes enterprise and innovation across all three years, and will see you work on real-world industry projects, all with the aim of encouraging your natural creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

The BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship course is perfect for those wanting to establish a multi-skilled, entrepreneurial career within the music and wider creative industries, and will provide you with the tools, opportunities and experience you need to develop and launch your music business career. The emphasis on entrepreneurship means you’ll be encouraged and supported to launch and run your own business, with the ability to pitch your ideas as part of NatWest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator programme.

You’ll learn a wide range of management, business and creative skills in small, personalised learning groups, and will be taught by established music industry executives whose aim is to help you maximise the creative and commercial potential of the artist–business relationship. The encouragement of collaboration at ICMP will see you work in partnership with fellow student musicians from the college’s talent pool, promoting them as creative artists as part of your course content.

You’ll discover every aspect of the music business first-hand through sessions with special music industry guest visitors, attendance at music conferences as delegates, and via classes and networking events as part of ICMP’s connection with the wider London music community.

ICMP’s unique and innovative programme has been developed and designed courtesy of a high level of consultation from the music business, with ongoing external feedback provided by global music organisations such as Island Records, Warner/Chappell Music, Live Nation, PRS for Music, Music Week, BMG Rights, Music Managers Forum, Spotify, Brace Yourself PR and many more.

Upon graduation, you’ll have learnt to critically assess new business opportunities and practices, will have gained the ability to undertake and manage a variety of different music projects, will be confident at communicating both orally and in writing, and will have developed a toolkit of ICT skills for application in the wider business environment. You’ll be experienced at working both independently and as part of a team, and will possess the ability to organise, identify problems, exercise initiative, select and implement effective solutions, and meet strict deadlines and targets.

MODULE OVERVIEW

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

• Principles of Entrepreneurship and Marketing
• Music Industry Structure
• Introduction to the Live Industry
• The Music Business: A Concise History
• The Evolving Music Landscape
• Promotional Strategies
• Managing Creativity

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

• Business and Finance Essentials
• Music Publishing and Synchronisation
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Digital Strategies in the Creative Industries
• Live Event Management

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

• Critical Issues in Management
• Strategic Management
• Business Enterprise Project
• Music and Entertainment Law
• Content Marketing (Option)
• Industry Experience (Option)

Course details

Modules

MODULE OVERVIEW

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

• Principles of Entrepreneurship and Marketing
• Music Industry Structure
• Introduction to the Live Industry
• The Music Business: A Concise History
• The Evolving Music Landscape
• Promotional Strategies
• Managing Creativity

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

• Business and Finance Essentials
• Music Publishing and Synchronisation
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Digital Strategies in the Creative Industries
• Live Event Management

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

• Critical Issues in Management
• Strategic Management
• Business Enterprise Project
• Music and Entertainment Law
• Content Marketing (Option)
• Industry Experience (Option)


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code BAEM
Institution code I25
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students will typically hold a relevant equivalent qualification, please check your qualification with our Admissions team. In addition, you should hold a relevant English language qualification equivalent to CEFR Level B2. ICMP is able to sponsor students that require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK. For more information on the application process contact enquiries@icmp.ac.uk.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Applications from mature applicants who may have no formal qualifications but who can nevertheless demonstrate their suitability for study through appropriate skills and experience are welcomed.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.icmp.ac.uk/course/ba-hons-music-business

English language requirements

Applicants will be expected to possess at least a grades C in GCSE Maths and English, and applicants who do not have English as a first language will need to meet IELTS 5.5 with no component below 5.5.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
ICMP
1B Dyne Road
London
NW6 7XG


Course contact details

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ICMP Admissions Team

020 7328 0222