Music Industry Management

Student and industry testimonials

Here's what key people in industry have to say...

"I have been to the University of Hertfordshire each year since the inception of the course and can see the excellent work that goes on, and I am increasingly meeting graduates in responsible positions in the industry."
Keith Harris – Director of Performer Affairs, Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL)

"I was impressed by the engagement of students when I visited the University of Hertfordshire with Shadow Secretary of State Harriet Harman. The debate on the music industry was informed and intelligent.  Many students are thinking about how they will take their first commercial steps after the course.  Some are already doing so. I saw first hand the high level of tuition taking place. The pulse and energy to this University is exactly what the future will rely on - creative, intelligent, ambitious people who love music."
Jo Dipple – CEO, UK Music

"I love going to the University of Hertfordshire and talking to the students on their excellent Music and Entertainment Industries Management Course – the enthusiasm I always encounter there is really refreshing and I invariably come away optimistic and convinced that the future of our industry is in good hands."
Korda Marshall – Founder, Infectious Music & Chairman, Official Charts Company

"Music is a passion, but it's also an industry - a very successful UK creative industry. To continue and to build on that success we need young people with a passion for music and with access to specialist training, which will help them succeed in a complex commercial environment.  The University of Hertfordshire provides a great opportunity to access the knowledge and develop the skills you need in our business."
Tony Wadsworth – Chairman, British Phonographic Industry (BPI)

"I have been a longstanding fan of the work that The University of Hertfordshire is doing ever since I first visited the campus and met the students first hand. They consistently turn out some of the brightest graduates in the field of music industry education. I know that when I spend time with the students I will face some of the smartest questions about the music business and I am confident that the future leaders of our industry will be coming from here."
Mike Smith – President of Music, Virgin EMI

"The University of Hertfordshire's excellent Music and Entertainment Industries Management course gives students a fantastic overview and equips them with all the knowledge and skills they need to forge careers in the business. I found my visit to the campus inspirational and was seriously impressed with what I saw going on there."
Austin Daboh – CEO, The Hub Entertainment 

"Music at the University of Hertfordshire is consistently delivering high calibre graduates into the entertainment business. We continue to work with the tutors and students across a number of initiatives and projects, which we believe contribute to a strong a vibrant part of the UK economy".
Lohan Presencer - CEO, Ministry of Sound Group

"We have a number employees working at Coda that studied at University of Hertfordshire.  The University is a proven source of individuals with the necessary attributes to enable them to find a career in the music business."
Rob Challis – Partner, Coda Agency

"I have an excellent relationship with the University of Hertfordshire both as a guest speaker and adviser and strongly believe that the music courses they run set the standard for others to follow."
Tim Clark - Managing Director, IE Music

"The University of Hertfordshire's music team are doing a world class job in the field of music industry education. I fully support their work moving forward."
Alan McGee – Founder, Creation Records and Creation Management 

"I have been a guest speaker on the University of Hertfordshire's excellent Music & Entertainment Management course and have seen first hand the quality of work they are doing. They are helping design a new template for the music industry."
Colin Lester - CEO, Twenty First Artists

"I know that the University of Hertfordshire has one of the best and most forward thinking music departments in the country and lend my full support to them as they nurture and develop the next generation of artists, composers, producers and executives."
Craig David – Internationally Acclaimed Recording Artist

"Music lies right at the heart of a pivotal intersection between technology, innovation and culture, and the University of Hertfordshire has grasped this opportunity with both hands. Lives are enriched and forever changed by musical experiences and these so often begin on campus."
Benji Rogers – Founder and CEO

Here's what our students have to say...

"The course was fantastic. What I couldn't have predicted was the usefulness of the contacts I made during my time at University. I now have close friends from Hertfordshire alumni working across every corner of the industry: from A&R to PR; from publishing to live and from Recording studios to Digital Music services. If I need a question answering, I just pick up the phone. Having a network like this has been invaluable."
Danny Roberts- A&R- Universal Music

"My time on the MEIM course equipped me with a range of skills and a firm background knowledge of how the music business functions. When applying for internships, I believe this gave me an edge over other candidates and instilled confidence when dealing with industry professionals from an early stage."
Sam Tewari – Coda Music Agency