Leeds, United Kingdom

Essentials of the Music Business

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 975

The music business today represents innovation, creativity, opportunities and connectivity. It is a global business that facilitates interpersonal, intercultural, and international interaction. This module provides an introduction to the music business environment. You'll explore key concepts used in categorising and analysing music business sectors, industries and organisational typologies. You'll be presented with a selection of relevant case studies and take part in class debates and discussions. You'll develop an understanding of how general business concepts apply to the context of the music business, exploring the contemporary challenges the industry is facing. Topics include:

-live music business organisations
-the role of record labels
-streaming services
-the music publishing business

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (5 - 30 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Silviu Cobeanu

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

1. demonstrate an understanding of music business terminology, concepts and organisations;
2. review current developments and trends in the music business;
3. engage critically with the case studies and examples discussed in sessions.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 975: The fee includes high quality tuition delivered by University of Leeds staff, dedicated time with your tutor each week, all learning materials and software needed for the programme, access to digital University library resources, support to help you get the most out of studying online, academic skills support services, a full social and cultural programme as well as wellbeing and support services.

Scholarships

Scholarships worth £300 for the full four week programme or £150 for a two week block. Scholarships are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.