This short course over 12 weeks is designed for individuals who are interested in starting their own music production business or taking their existing music production enterprise to the next level. This course covers various aspects of music production entrepreneurship, including planning, budgeting, marketing, and management. The goal of this course is to equip aspiring music entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the music industry.
The course is structured to provide a comprehensive understanding of the music production business. The first week covers the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business planning, including market research and feasibility analysis. In week two, participants learn how to create a business plan, set financial goals, and develop a budget. Week three focuses on marketing strategies, including branding, social media, and advertising.
In week four, participants learn about copyright law, licensing, and intellectual property protection. Week five covers music production techniques, including recording, mixing, and mastering. Week six focuses on artist management and contract negotiation, while week seven delves into music distribution and sales. The final week of the course covers business sustainability and growth strategies, including scaling, strategic partnerships, and networking.
Throughout the course, participants will engage in interactive learning experiences, including case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and receive personalized feedback from experienced instructors.
By the end of the music production enterprise and business short course over 8 weeks, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the music production business, from planning and budgeting to marketing and management. They will also have the skills and knowledge necessary to start and run a successful music production enterprise.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be provided. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please provide evidence of this).
Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.