The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more
London College of Creative Media

Music Business Management

UCAS Code: MBM0

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

You need a minimum of 96 UCAS points or equivalent for entry to the course primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, Access to Higher Education or International Baccalaureate Diploma. It must include at least one in the following subject areas: Music Technology, Business Studies or Economics, Media Studies or English Language. You must also have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language and Maths, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate business courses. Foundation year is recommended for anyone who has not studied at least one of the following subjects at A Level, BTEC or equivalent: Business Studies or Economics, Music Production, English Language or Media Studies.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

4.0 years | Full-time including foundation year | 2021

8.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subjects

Music technology

Music and arts management

Popular music

Music marketing

Are you an aspiring music manager, record label executive, live event organiser or a business-savvy recording artist who wants to get ahead of the pack with enhanced, future-facing knowledge and skills?

The BA (Hons) Music Business Management degree aims to nurture creative and ambitious students with a passion for music and business, developing in the future-facing skills and critical knowledge required to develop a successful career in the modern music industry.

This is possibly the most exciting time to be entering the music industry with the digital opportunity bringing a renewed optimism and four years of solid revenue growth. Young, ambitious and skilled new entrants are better placed than most to prosper in the new global streaming economy with many of the rules yet to be written. The skills you will learn at LCCM, including social media marketing, building an audience online with growth hacking, artist branding and data analysis, are in high demand.

As you progress through the course you will develop more complex and analytical skills across three ‘in-demand’ employment pathways developed in partnership with industry:
· Music Business Administration including Royalty Collection
· Digital information & marketing toolkit for social media and streaming success
· Event Management including Ticketing & Touring

You will learn to think critically and act creatively to navigate the opportunities of the emerging digital music landscape. By combining established industry practice, emerging technology, applicable theory and real-life opportunities to test what you have learnt, you will develop professionally by:
· Harnessing the power of social media and audience data
· Developing and communicating brand identity and ideas
· Managing and exploiting intellectual property for artists
· Build audiences and a sustainable market for talent
· Deliver successful music projects for individuals and organisations

On this degree, you will build incremental and progressively deeper knowledge and understanding of music management, the rights and royalty streams of music publishing and the recorded music sector, live event management and promotion and the inner workings of the streaming music economy.

The BA Music Business Management is complemented by our Foundation in Music Business (Year 0), which is designed for students who haven’t studied any of the core subject areas previously and want to acquire or reinforce the skills required for success at undergraduate level or entry-level work in the entertainment sector.

The Foundation year will build upon your passion and experience of music as a fan or hobbyist and give you the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare you for study at Level 4. You will learn essential business, academic and digital skills that will set you up for both your future studies and your professional career.

You will develop the necessary written and online communication skills to engage, persuade and convince others of the merits of your ideas and music projects. As you develop an active curiosity and fluency in the terminology and principles of business, media and communications, you will be ready to make the most of the rest of your studies and for the realities of work in the industry.

Modules

Modules, depending on your year, include: Music Industry Language and Technology; History of Popular Music; Rights & Royalties; Artist Branding & Audience Development; Ticketing & Touring; Artist Management Project.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The Music Box

Department:

Music

Read full university profile

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.

76%
med
Music technology
76%
med
Music and arts management
76%
med
Popular music
76%
med
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

67%
Library resources
33%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here