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Digital Marketing and Music Management (BA Hons)

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

UCAS Code: DMMM | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Music marketing

Social media. Augmented reality. AI. The digital landscape is constantly shifting and changing beneath our feet, with new innovations and technologies influencing the way we engage with artists, brands, friends, and family. And for musicians and other creatives, understanding how to make the most of digital marketing platforms and navigate the industry can be the difference between remaining unknown, or getting noticed.

Our BA (Hons) Digital Marketing with Music Management will help you do exactly that, blending technical marketing and analytics skills with specialist music industry knowledge. It’s a really diverse and immersive programme; you’ll spend as much time at workshops and events with digital marketing professionals and music industry executives as you will at lectures.

Alongside core modules on the technical side of digital storytelling, marketing strategies, and understanding consumer behaviour, you’ll explore a range of subjects including entrepreneurship; how to control your brand, rights, and intellectual property; and how to plan for your next release. Ultimately, over three years, you’ll gain a richly detailed understanding of digital marketing fundamentals, and take a deep dive into the commercial and legal sides of the music industry.

You could be building a career as an influencer, artist, or music producer, or developing digital marketing skills for a job in the creative industry. Whatever your goals, when you finish our BA (Hons) Digital Marketing & Music Management, you’ll be a master of online content — someone who knows how to reach and influence people through any and every digital platform. And by specialising in Music Management, you’ll learn how to apply your marketing degree to the music industry, too. So whether you’re planning to work for a big label or create something all your own, this degree will give you the skills and tools you need to thrive.

**Why study at ICMP?**

At ICMP, we know that succeeding in the creative industry is about more than talent; you need to understand everything from marketing and business management to how you can innovate, disrupt and grow in a crowded market. As London’s leading music educator, we have global industry connections and state-of-the-art facilities, giving you access to valuable contacts and opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. And we’ll use those contacts to help you find industry experience, internships, and employment — or if you’re trying to get established as a musician, we’ll help you seek performance opportunities and showcase your work. Add to that the small class sizes and close-knit campus that give our courses a supportive, family feel, there’s nowhere better to study your creative undergraduate degree than ICMP.

**Industry opportunities**

Whatever your course, our enrichment events and industry bootcamps give you opportunities to tailor your learning and enhance your understanding. Designed and updated each year to fit around the core UG programme, sign up to specialist workshops, talks and more while networking with industry professionals. You'll hear from entrepreneurs, UK brands and marketing agencies about influencers, gamification, PR, pay-per-click (PPC), AI, copywriting and more.

**Careers support**

Our careers service gets you started in the world of work. Whether it's help with writing a cover letter or honing your interview technique, we can even advise you on different career paths and revenue streams based on your qualifications. Browse job boards, book events and sessions with experts, and access a wealth of resources — all while growing your network. There's even funding available to support protects, pitches, workshops and creative work.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

Understanding the Music Industry
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Content Creation and Social Media
Exploring Entrepreneurship
Market Research Methodologies
Music Marketing and Release Strategies

Year 2 (Level 5)

Talent Management and Artist Development
Marketing Communications
Understanding Organisational Behaviour
Music Rights Management and Synchronisation
Digital Marketing Strategy and Campaign Planning
Digital Storytelling

Year 3 (Level 6)

Music and Entertainment Law
Consumer Behaviour
Brand Development and Management
Digital Advertising
Final Project

Assessment methods

Assessment activities will include, but are not be limited to, student presentations, portfolios, individual and group projects, case studies, written examination papers, aural examinations, coursework, group problem solving, reflective journals, self and peer assessments.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at the ICMP are designated each year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We have developed together with valued partners several scholarships and bursaries which supplement our outreach and widening participation activities and enhance access to our courses. Please contact our admissions team for more information.

The Uni


Course location:

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Department:

Music

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

52%
low
Music marketing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
62%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

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