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BA (Hons) Music Business

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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38,625 GBP

Program description

BA (Hons) Music Business

Solent’s innovative music business degree will provide you with a thorough understanding of the music industry, including artist development, live events, festivals, financial management, legal contracts and copyright. We will support you to develop the entrepreneurial skills to succeed in this fast-paced industry.

As part of the course, you will promote your own live event(s), work with artists and launch a new music business project. Solent’s collaborative culture also encourages you to work on projects with students from other courses, reflecting the working practices of the music industries. You’ll also have the chance to work with Solent’s in-house creative agencies including Solent Music and Solent Productions.

Admission requirements

Solent’s music business course is ideally suited to students who want to build a career within the music industries. This could take the form of an artist developing their own career, or a manager working with other musicians, venues and businesses to achieve their goals.

Students come from a wide range of subject backgrounds, from art and photography to business studies and music. The unifying theme is a passion for music. We also support mature students who may have previously worked in music and now wish to formalize their experience with a degree qualification.

For more information, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Understanding the Music Industries
  • Music Business Strategy and Planning
  • Digital Marketing and PR
  • Music, Society and Culture
  • Making Money from Music
  • Artist and Business Branding

Year two

Core units

  • Global Music Industries: Trends and Issues
  • Live Music and Festivals
  • Audio-Visual PR
  • Music Law: Contracts and Controversies
  • Events Management and Marketing
  • Professional Development

Year three

Core units

  • Individual Research Project
  • Pitching and Planning a Business
  • Managing and Developing a Business
  • Copyright, Publishing and Sync


  • Festival Cultures
  • Pop, Politics & Protest

Tuition fees

UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the website.

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Join our creative community. Work with industry veterans. Learn the business of music and performance. Build the professional portfolio you'll need to succeed.

About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Contact info

Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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