Music Business - BA (Hons)

This cutting-edge Music Business BA (Hons) degree will give you knowledge and contacts required for a successful career in the music and entertainment industry. During the course you’ll organise your own live event, work with real clients in the music industry and gain up-to-date knowledge of music management.

Course details

We’re the first university in the country to combine teaching digital strategies, business models and about digital royalties, while also heavily investing in providing you with practical experience.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The course focuses on building the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the music business. In your first year you’ll complete both individual and group tasks, researching industry practice and developing your personal leadership aims. This will help you to reflect on the importance of research and problem solving within the music industry.

Our approach covers every business sector of music, from digital streaming and artist management to merchandising and innovative business operations. You’ll explore crucial topics such as music publishing and copyright in the digital age, focusing on the management of important music rights. Supported by the latest practice and industry commentary, you’ll consider how the future is being shaped by technology and consumer trends.


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma) in academic or business subjects

English language and mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Business Law and Ethics (core, 15 credits)
  • Event Planning and Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Learning Through Organisations (Professional Practice 1) in Events and Music Business (core, 15 credits)
  • Managing People in Organisations (core, 15 credits)
  • Media Culture and Society (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Publishing (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment: The Business of Music (core, 15 credits)
  • Artist Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Digital Marketing (core, 15 credits)
  • Live Events Practice (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Industry Contracts and Negotiation (core, 15 credits)
  • The Practice of Consultancy (core, 15 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)
  • Field Trip (option, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Project Management (option, 15 credits)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)
  • Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
  • The Event Experience (option, 15 credits)
  • Artist and Repertoire (core, 15 credits)
  • Consultancy Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Creative Media Practice and Music Business Models (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers (core, 15 credits)
  • Leading Innovation (core, 15 credits)
  • Music Media Marketing Lab (core, 15 credits)
  • Creative Artists Rights and Legal Disputes (Option) (option, 15 credits)
  • Event Sponsorship and Fundraising (option, 15 credits)
  • Service Excellence for Creative industries (option, 15 credits)
  • Social Marketing (option, 15 credits)