domov MA Music Industries
Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Please note: Courses starting in February include a break from August until the start of autumn term (late September).
The music industry is undergoing significant change. New ways of distributing and consuming music have challenged the standard models of this global business and transformed its place in our lives. This masters course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of music as a commercial and a cultural activity and the skills to respond effectively to these changes. The annual global revenue of the industry, estimated to be around US$130 billion, means music is a significant employer which provides real opportunities for people with enterprising ideas.
The Birmingham School of Media music industry staff offer a breadth and depth of experience that will be essential to your study of music in a global digital world. The team is led by Andrew Dubber, Reader in Music Industry Innovation, and internationally renowned for his insightful analyses of this sector. You will also work with Tim Wall, Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, and Paul Long, Reader in Media and Cultural History, whose studies of music culture are key to university courses across the world, and with Annette Naudin, our highly regarded expert on media and creative enterprise. Many of the course activities involve other members of the school’s Interactive Cultures research team, and you will work on case studies drawn from our research and industry projects.
On this course you will master the theoretical work on music culture and the music business, applying these theories to real-world contemporary problems, and challenging accepted wisdom. You will work in a very practical way, operating in groups, trying out ideas, and putting your new knowledge and skill into practice straightaway. Your entrepreneurial skills will be developed, and you will make strong professional contacts and build relationships within the music businesses. This really is the course for you if you aspire to lead at the forefront of innovation in music industry enterprise and scholarship.