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Why Study Music Business?
Accomplished music business professionals are made at BIMM Institute. After all, the likes of Kristy Klaiber, Ryan Brock and Jamie Skinner have walked through our doors and out into the music industry.
What to expect
With our BA (Hons) Music Business course, you’ll learn about the music industry as well as business in a broader sense too. You can guarantee that what you’ll be learning will be as relevant and up-to-date as possible.
When you graduate, you’ll have the core skills, behaviours and values that the industry is looking for. You’ll also have all the knowledge to go out and craft something of your own.
Our undergraduate first-year modules will help you learn the basics and understand where you’ll fit within the wider music industry.
You’ll learn core topics within your first year, such as:
- The Music Business
- Artist Management
- The Live Music Industry
- Marketing & PR
Choose your path with optional modules
At BIMM Institute, we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’. That’s why our Music Business undergraduate course puts you in control. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills. Then, you can customise your studies through our range of optional modules.
Our optional modules are designed to help you become the multifaceted professional the industry is looking for. You’ll expand your knowledge in other areas as well as refine your course to a particular focus. Ultimately, our courses help you reach your personal and professional goals.
Expand your skill set with optional modules, such as:
- Record Label Management
- Touring and Live Events
- Consultancy and Market Research
- Gaming Culture
- Digital Content Creation
Studying Music Business can take you places you never initially thought. With our optional modules, you’ll build your own path to success and launch into a dream career.
Potential music business career paths:
- DIY Release Manager
- Live Production Manager
- Publisher and Sync Manager
- Label Executive
Exclusive networking opportunities
You’ll also have access to exclusive networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with like-minded fellow songwriters and musicians throughout your course. And, you’ll expand your professional circle through BIMM Connect, our own exclusive social media platform. Network and collaborate with fellow students, alumni, bands, songwriting collaborators, press agents, managers and event promoters to get the most out of your time here.
We’re immensely proud that so many BIMM students have become successful music business professionals – and turned their passion into their career. Head to our BIMM Institute Alumni page to find out more.
Music Business Degree graduate Jamie Skinner worked full-time for PR firm LD Communications after securing an internship with them through BIMM's Work Experience scheme. He's since moved on to become a freelance Music Industry consultant.
Nikki undertook internship roles with DMS Publishing, Modest! management and Warner Music Group before finding her feet in A&R & Streaming and Digital Music.
Since completing a BA Hons in Music Business at BIMM London, post-graduate Ryan Brock has secured himself a role as a full-time Radio Plugger, working with Brace Yourself PR.
At BIMM Institute, you’ll only learn from the best. Our BIMM Institute tutors know what it’s like to work within the industry – and most have impressive business achievements on their resume.
They can provide you with insider knowledge as to how the industry works that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s their goal to work with you and make your dream career happen.
Born and raised in Dublin, James joined his first band at 15 and spent his formative musical years as an active presence within the city’s fertile underground DIY music scene. He studied music management at college, and upon leaving began working for Dublin’s leading pirate radio station, Phantom FM, hosting a show for the next ten years while promoting various events around the city, including the legendary Doo-wop clubnight, ‘Three Steps to Heaven’.
Jim is the manager of The Coronas and the co-manager of The Danger Is. Having never thought of music management as a career, he fell into his position by attending the same school as three of The Coronas’ band members, and when they all left, he was asked to manage the band.
A graduate of the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Michael started as a musician playing drums in various bands, including Adebisi Shank. He began working in the industry as an agent, booking tours for artists in Europe and Asia.
BIMM Institute’s regular Masterclasses put you in the room with some of the most prolific entrepreneurs and music business figures.
The likes of Jo Whiley, Adam Ryan, Matt Biffa and Ian Neil have given our students professional advice, career tips that you won’t find in any textbook and unmatched wisdom that will help you navigate the music industry.
What better way to learn the tools of the trade than by getting real life experience under your belt? Our specialist Careers and Industry Teams are here to help you do just that. Thanks to their unrivalled contacts and insider connections, they’ll link you up with real-world experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.
Check out our resources below to discover more about studying Music Business and life at BIMM Institute in general. We have inspiring student stories as well as advice from Music Business graduates.
We caught up with 2nd year Music Business student Clara Charlier about her busy summer working behind the scenes at Victorious Festival and Brighton Pride.
I’ve always been interested in finding new music and organising events and I felt like Music Business gave me the opportunity to really dive in and understand the ins and outs of the industry.
Regardless of the material you learn, you are in a room with the people who are going to be the future of the music industry.
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