MA Music Industry Management

Course Details




London Metropolitan University

Course Dates:

September, February entry


1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time





Contact Details

Telephone Number:

020 7133 4202




MA Music Industry Management

An MA for the 21st Century Music Industry

In the current climate, the need for well-trained music industry graduates with the right balance of business, entrepreneurial and creative skills, has never been more pressing. London Metropolitan University is one of the few universities in the UK to offer a Masters degree addressing the concerns of the modern Music Industry. The skills developed on the course will prepare you for a rapidly evolving industry, shaped by technology and changing consumption patterns. Our MA students will directly benefit from academic staff who are also experienced music industry professionals.

Study in the heart of London

London Metropolitan University’s reputation and central location in the world’s music business capital provides students with a fantastic opportunity to develop as industry professionals and to make the contacts needed to forge a successful career.

How to succeed in the Music Industry

Adopting a primarily vocational approach, the MA course aims to develop the key practical and transferable skills essential for future success including management, negotiation and team working, legal and finance skills as well as

marketing and entrepreneurship. An analytical and theoretical perspective is also adopted on the MA, helping students to build a truly integrated understanding of all major music business disciplines including recording, music publishing, running your own label, artist management, new media, globalisation, music business contracts, intellectual property and copyright.

Your Future

The MA promotes individual choice and will be of benefit to those currently working or aiming to work in the music and related creative industries. Graduates may progress to work in areas including artist management, record labels, publishing, the live sector, entertainment law, new media, marketing and brand management, promotion and trade bodies. The course also prepares you for self-employment and freelance consultancy roles and is an important step towards specialisation within the music business.

Music industry contacts and collaborative links

The MA Music Industry Management degree has a number of important professional and industry links, most notably with Warner Music/14th Floor, the Music Publishers Associations, Sony-BMG, EMI Records, The Orchard, Songlines, Chrysalis Music Publishing, Instant Karma Records, MMF, Open Rights Group, Mobo, and AIR Studios.

Our Visiting Professors include Rob Dickens CBE (Chairman of Warner Brothers and of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), organiser of the Brit Awards), Scott Cohen (founder of The Orchard, the largest independent distributor of online music in the world) and Kanya King CEO (founder of the Mobo Muic Awards).

Richard Salmon, BA(Hons), LLB, PgCert, Barrister

Course Leader, MA Music Industry Management, Senior Lecturer, Music and Media Management, LMBS, London Metropolitan University