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International Music Management (MA)

Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become an entrepreneur in the global music industry on our MA International Music Management master's degree. On this UK course you'll learn about all aspects of the music business, from live performance and streaming to advertising and video games. Industry professionals will help you discover the careers you can go into.

This International Music Management master’s course will prepare you for a management career in the global music business.  

You’ll develop critical understanding of the legal, economic, social and cultural frameworks that support the music industry. 

And you'll gain key business skills through exposure to local music venues such as Turner Sims, touring musicians, and masterclasses with industry partners like Sony, Universal, Google and YouTube.  

On this practical programme, you'll also learn about: 

  • how the music publishing industry makes its money 
  • copyright and licensing 
  • music event planning 
  • adding music to a video game or TV show  
  • the costs involved in making an album 
  • how music festivals and opera companies work 

You'll learn from expert academics with plenty of music industry experience and connections. They'll teach you to the practical skills you need to work in a wide range of music management roles.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Jodi Cartwright. Jodi’s teaching draws on the business experience and knowledge she has accumulated whilst working in the music and live touring industry for over a decade. Visit Jodi Cartwright’s staff profile to find out more about her work. 

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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