Music Business Courses in London | MMBE Accreditation

One Wednesday Per Week - 10:00 am to 5:00pm - 13 Weeks.

Next Course Starts September 13th 2017

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A three day course for Artists and Entrepreneurs to equip you with knowledge that can immediately put to practical use.

Course Level: Good for beginners, but even better if you already some professional experience as a musician, event organiser, or in management.

Requirements: The course is meant for beginners so there are no strict requirements to attend. Ideally you should already be familiar with the concepts of Intellectual Property, Copyright, royalties collection and collection societies (such as PRS in the UK and BMI / ASCAP in the United States).

If in doubt, contact our office and speak to an advisor: we can also arrange one additional one-to-one session to cover all the basics and prepare you to make the most of the Music Business Summer Camp. 

Content and Outcome

The course consists of three one day sessions:

By the end of this course you will have a better picture of the music industry and how different professional figures fit in to it. You will have cleared doubts and learned things you didn't know. More importantly, you will have a much better idea of what it takes to start your career in the business of music.

Will I get a Certificate at the end?
Yes, you will get a Certificate of Completion.

Day 1: Record Labels, Label Services;</br> Marketing & Promotion

Day 1: Record Labels, Label Services;
Marketing & Promotion

Understand how record companies operate, what they do for artists and where they make their profit. Important knowledge whether you are looking for a record deal, or to start your own label.

Understand how to make the most of a small budget to promote your music and name; which tools are available and how they can be used effectively. Learn from case studies to see how other established artists build and maintain their fanbase.

Day 2: Publishing, Licensing, Synchronisation Deals

Day 2: Publishing, Licensing, Synchronisation Deals

The importance of publishing, what publishers do, alternatives to publishing deals, and how to get music used for films, television, video games.

Day 3: Managers and Live Industry

Day 3: Managers and Live Industry

Learn the difference between artist management and management companies, how to become a manager or how to find a good one. Includes Live Music and information about the kind of deals you could be offered.

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Steve Melhuish

Course Leader

This course is developed and led by Steve Melhuish. Steve's experience with Music Business started in the late '60s managing the first Virgin Records shop with Richard Branson; since then he has been involved in a variety of music enterprises and teaching roles, establishing a publishing company and leading University courses before establishing his own Music Business School.