The Innovative Study Route for Entrepreneurs.

If you want to learn how the music industry works then all you really need is Google. But if, instead, you want to learn how you can work in the music industry, and how to find your authentic place within it, then you really need ACM’s Music Business Degree programme. 

This route to a Music Business Studies Degree provides its students with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to embark on sustainable careers on the business side of the real music industry as it exists today – as managers, label executives and entrepreneurs.

middx-logo-sep-2017 Covering a broad range of content relevant to the wider creative industries, too, students can supplement foundational knowledge in the areas of Artist & Repertoire, Business Management, Marketing, Law & Contracts, Live Events Management and Entrepreneurship with topics such as Consumer Psychology and/or Music Journalism depending on their interests and career aspirations.

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

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All students on the Business & Innovation Study Route must study the following modules in addition to the mandatory modules of the Music Industry Practice programme.

Over the last 20 years we’ve learnt that there are some things that every music industry professional needs to know about. Things such as copyright, the pseudo-currency of the music industry, who the key players are and how the various sectors of artist management, records, publishing and live work and are changing. That’s why our Music Industry Practice programme includes a small number mandatory modules that we believe everyone should study.

Credit-bearing elective modules are a requirement of your qualification. Students must choose from the indicative list below.

The final module selection will be available at course induction where you can select modules which will work in tandem with your core timetable.

Zero-credit elective modules (subject to availability) have no bearing on or requirement in your qualification, they are purely optional. We recommend that students study 2 of these modules, but there is no minimum or maximum stipulation.

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Course Details


BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice

Awarding Body

Middlesex University

Campus Delivery


ACM Guildford & Birmingham
2 Year accelerated delivery (6 x 15 week Terms)
ACM London
3 Year traditional delivery

FHEQ Credits

Degree 360

UCAS Institution Code

Institution A48

Entry Requirements

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UCAS Codes

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