The recently revalidated and updated BA(Hons) Music Industry Management degree introduces students to a wide range of subjects relevant to today’s music industry. This degree covers business topics such as accounting, law, marketing, strategy, small business and entrepreneurship alongside key industry topics such as the live industry, the changing digital environment, international markets and will look at the different genres that make up what we know as popular music. An exciting aspect of the newly revamped programme offers students the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest in their second year of study such as song writing, production, live music promotion and A&R. Delivered by a hugely experienced team of lecturers, all of whom have wide-ranging industry experience, the Music Industry Management (MIM) degree course is renowned throughout the UK music industry for helping develop the artist managers, live music professionals , entrepreneurs and record & music publishing executives of the future.
Senior Research Fellow & Lecturer Dennis Collopy
Dennis’ career in the music industry has included senior roles at Chrysalis, RCA, Riva, BMG, EG, Big Life and Menace Music, working with an eclectic range of highly successful creative talent.
Find out more about Senior Research Fellow & Lecturer Dennis Collopy
Lecturer Keith Blackhurst
Industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in the music business. From founding DeConstruction Records and Publishing to running major label RCA Records, Keith has experienced most parts of the industry.
Principal Lecturer Maria Thomas
Alongside her work at UH, Maria is the Artistic Director of the Music Workshop Company and a freelance Music Manager particularly focusing on organisations in the start up period
Member of the UK Music Academic Partnership (MAP)
Marketing, Digital Distribution, Artist Management, A&R, A&R administration, Music Industry Research, Business Affairs, Copyright, TV and film synchronisation, PR, Live Music Production.
Our graduates work in many areas of the industry, including Marketing, Digital Distribution, Artist Management, A&R, Research, Business Affairs, Copyright, TV and Film Synchronisation, PR and Live Music Production.
Through lectures, seminars, group work and self-study students investigate the various sectors, roles and functions of the Music Industry. These include record companies, music publishing and the live music sector, looking at how the industry is evolving through the introduction of new technologies. The programme highlights the importance of music too, and alongside their studies of the industry students are immersed in the history of popular music and it’s impact on popular culture and society. The programme ensures that students understand the fundamental principles of business theory and concepts including law, finance and marketing
Debra joined University of Herts as a visiting lecturer in October 2017. An experienced media and communications professional who runs Great Northern PR, her clients include BMG Music, Universal Music Catalogue, Omnibus Press, Red Bull Music House, The BPI, Walt Disney Records and Abbey Road Studios. Debra was previously the Senior Publicity Director at EMI Records where she oversaw strategy for all artist PR and managed a team of ten press officers. A certified member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Debra is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Billy began life in the music industry working for Telstar Records as a compilations manager before moving into A&R where he oversaw a number of platinum-selling acts including Craig David and Mis-Teeq. He went on to set up independent record label 2Point9 – the biggest label in the UK Asian music scene - developing Hounslow-born Jay Sean who had a No 1 in the US Billboard Top 100 with “Down” feat Lil Wayne. As well as working on music projects, Billy is currently also involved in a number of content creation, digital marketing and branding projects.
John has over 25 years of experience working at record labels including Parlophone, EMI, Polydor and Domino where he was employed as General Manager. John is currently running leading indie Ignition Records / Sour Mash Records which releases the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds albums amongst others.
Past students have gained work placements throughout the industry, including: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Beggars Group, Domino Records, Coda, Peer Music, BASCA, MPA, Kobalt, PRS, Warner Music Group, Island Records, Insanity Group, Cato Music, AudienceNet, The Agency Group.
This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme. Find out more about Study abroad opportunities
|Year Abroad||0 Credits||Compulsory|
|Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|The Future of Music||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|The Global Music Market Place||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Consultancy in the Music Industry||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Media Law for the Digital Age 3||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Strategic Music and Entertainment Company Management and Consultancy Project||45 Credits||Compulsory|
|International Music & Entertainment Management 3||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Sandwich Year (Creative Arts)||0 Credits||Optional|
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
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|26/09/2020||26/05/2021||Apply online (Full Time)|
|29/09/2020||22/05/2021||Apply online (Part Time)|
|29/09/2020||22/05/2021||Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)|
|28/09/2020||27/05/2021||Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)|
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|26/09/2021||26/05/2022||Apply online (Full Time)|
|29/09/2021||22/05/2022||Apply online (Part Time)|
|29/09/2021||22/05/2022||Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)|
|28/09/2021||27/05/2022||Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)|