Learn at the heart of London’s music business community
Located in the renowned Tile Yard Studios complex near London King’s Cross, Music Business School is placed at the very heart of London’s music business quarter. Tile Yard is home to over 75 music businesses, 70 studios and sees hundreds of creative professionals visit each day.
Music Business School draws on Steve’s long experience in the UK record industry, including working for Richard Branson running the first Virgin Records store, before going on to found his own chain of record stores which went on to become an influential player in the UK’s emerging indie and punk scenes. Out of this, Steve set up an international music import/export company, distributing UK labels in the USA and Canada, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Montreal which at its peak employed more than 100 staff. He has also owned or run various labels and signed or managed a range of acts including The Au Pairs, Jackie Graham, Those Helicopters, Jim Mullen, Kirsty MacColl and The Slits.
Steve is a current member of The Association of Independent Music; The Music Managers Forum; and Music Think Tank.
Some of the UK’s leading music business executives will be meeting with you and letting you know how they get business done via our Guest Speaker programme. If shaking hands with them is not enough, then just look around you.
Every day the UK’s most exciting music personnel are sitting next to you in the Tileyard Cafe, attending the networking events at Tileyard Venues, or popping into our classes via our Guest Speaker programme.
To discuss these options in more detail please call our admissions team on 020 3637 6235 or click here to request a call back at a time that suits you.
Learn the Music Business
Our established music business course helps you get the skills and knowledge you need to take your career to the next level. Whether you're already working in the music business and want to develop your career, or whether you're looking for your first job in music book a career consultation with our admissions team today and learn how Music Business School can help you achieve your industry goals.Arrange a call
The Music Business Course You Need
In the 13 short weeks it takes to complete your MMBE course you’ll go from having questions to having answers. Past students have come from every background and previous experience level and found this course has given them the boost they needed.
Our students come from throughout the UK, including London, to study at Music Business School. A wide range of international students have also benefited from our London based course. No matter where you are from, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to get you a foothold in the music business.
There has never been a better time to get into the music business.
The advent of digital technology has revolutionised the music industry, and opened the doors to true independent success for many artists, and levelled the playing field for other music businesses. Learn how Music Business School can help you get started:
In this unit we’ll give you a clear understanding of it, from both the artist and managers perspective but also as a live promoter.
- Who are the live music business players? Promoters, Agents, Tour Managers
- Live Music for Artists – Stage Plans, Technical Considerations, Tour Support from your Label
- Live Music for Promoters – Costing an Event, Planning, Permissions from Council
- Things we all need to consider – Health & Safety, Contracts and Agreements
- Dealing with agents/tour managers
- Digital/social media event marketing
- Budgeting events and tour support
- Contracts, insurance and licensing
Promoters need unique skills and knowledge to go from club event to national promoter. Music Business School’s Live & Touring module gives you the detail you need.
In addition, direct to fan and the resurgence of vinyl means that labels can easily add “premium” products for engaged fans of their artists, generating additional revenue streams – without the traditional overheads of retail distribution.
However, that’s not to say that traditional record retail is dead. With Music Business School you can learn about new and old distribution and retail models, how to get license music and get support from brands, how to manage metadata and correctly register your tracks to collect royalties, and how to find and negotiate sync opportunities for your label to get music onto TV & Film.
At Music Business School you learn not only how to release your own single, EP or album to digital stores around the world, but also how to ensure you are correctly registered for the various different royalties you are eligible for. We also cover how to find management, collaborating with producers and remixers, and how to craft a sustainable music business plan to help keep your career on track. We have information about a range of funding scheme available to artists, and with the knowledge gained at Music Business School you should be in a strong position to apply for an secure grants from a range of organisations.
At Music Business School you will learn all of this, as well as how to source finance and investment for your artists, the essentials of a management agreement, and how to manage the numerous music rights that are part of the output of any artist. In addition, you’ll meet representatives from leading service providers, business and law firms across the industry – giving you a ready-made network of business contacts – as well as time with staff from key strategic organisations such as the Music Managers’ Forum, Featured Artist Coalition, PRS and PPL.