Introduction to the Music Business

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Key information:

Course dates:
Tuesday evenings, 27 September–01 November 2022
Course times:
7pm-8.30pm
Age:
18+
Art form:
Music
Fees:
£195
Deadline:
9am, Sunday 18 September 2022
Level of study:
Short Courses and Summer Schools
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Autumn | Evening

Course info

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Sunday 18 September 2022, or when the course is at full capacity.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings on 27 September, 04, 11, 18, 25 October and 01 November 2022
7pm-8.30pm, weekly

About Introduction to the Music Business 

This six-week in-person evening course will provide you with a thorough introduction to the music business. The course will cover a broad range of topics, including copyrighting, processes around performing, advice on recording contracts and how to apply for public funding to launch your own project.

Please note that the course will focus on the UK music business.

Who is the course for?

  • Anyone with an interest in music business
  • Musicians, singers, songwriters and composers wanting to understand more about the industry they are trying to break into
  • Music students wanting to learn about the music business
  • No prior experience or training is required

What can I expect?

You can expect to learn the following:

  • Starting your own business
  • GDPR
  • Copyright Law
  • Master Recording Rights
  • Licensing
  • Music Organisations & Support
  • Understanding PPL & PRS
  • Record Deals/Contracts; Publishing Deals (what to look out for and different types of record deals)
  • Live Performance (festivals, venues, working with theatre companies)
  • Public Funding (Arts Council)

This course will consist of lectures with time for questions and discussions with the tutor and other participants.
 

"Mark was very knowledgeable and helpful with our enquiries."

– Olly, participant on Introduction to the Music Business, 2021

Course Fee

£195

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • The deadline for bookings is 9am on Sunday 18 September 2022, or when the course reaches full capacity.

Eligibility

About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Mark Hartley.

Mark works as a freelance professional producer and production manager, whilst overseeing specialist school for performance and production arts 'The Jam Academy'.

Mark was the first trumpet player to study joint classical and jazz at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has worked for the Arts Council, trained in Film Composition and worked extensively in the music and theatre industries.

 

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