Full time and Part time
Full-time:One year, Part-time: Two years.
School of Art, Design and Performance
No Partner College
The course will also give you the opportunity to engage with music industry practice at a professional level and in industrial context. Working on and contributing to field based commercial projects under the direction of an experienced industrial practitioner will enable you to gain hands on experience of a range of Music Industry activities and develop your practical and interpersonal skills. It will also provide a vantage point for in depth reflection on Music Industry practices and a chance to develop your own commercial, professional and industrial strategies.
To facilitate access to the programme, students can opt to study in modes which are appropriate to their personal circumstance. Students may study 60 credits resulting in the award of PG Certificate, 120 credits with the award of PG Diploma or 180 credits with the award of Master of Arts; each award can be studied in full or part-time modes. Study may be staged with students achieving the PGCert or PGDip and taking a study break before continuing with a higher award.
Full-time study of PGCert Music Industry Management and Promotion will occur in Semester 1 only; full-time study of PGDip Music Industry Management and Promotion will occur across Semesters 1 and 2; full-time study of MA Music Industry Management and Promotion will occur across Semesters 1, 2 and 3, ie between September and the following August. Part-time study can be negotiated for each of the awards.
Although all three awards are stand-alone qualifications, they also form part of the Doctor of Arts programme. MA Music Industry Management and Promotion is integrated into Doctor of Arts as the Level 7 element of the programme (equivalent to the first year of the Doctorate if studied full-time). Achievement of the MA Music Industry Management and Promotion would therefore enable students to progress to the higher level of the Doctoral programme.
The PGCert modules plus:
The PGDip modules plus:
Year 1 (full-time)
Work experience will take place in a prestigious music industry venue, Peter Hook's Factory 251, within a team working on record and media launches.
Tony Rigg is the former Operations Director of Dance Music giant Ministry of Sound/ Hed Kandi. Having spent his twenty year long career monetising music he is well versed in its social consumption. He has been responsible for the delivery of hundreds of entertainment experiences and events and as an executive for a number of the UK’s market leading leisure operators he has overseen the management of more than 80 music venues nationwide.
In addition to his experience in senior management positions, Tony as an artist and producer has had tracks featured on chart topping and gold selling compilation albums (Clubland - AATW - Universal).
Tony continues to be an active industry practitioner, working as a management consultant for a number of well known brands within the creative, media and cultural industries and manages a self generated portfolio of music business activities that include recording studio services, record label activities and delivering music events.
Tony developed the Manchester Midi School Music Business Diploma and collaborated on the development of the MA in Music Industry Management and Promotion at UCLan. He is also developing his PhD entitled "Addressing the crisis in music: Recommendations for the future consuming of music, informed by triangulation of musicians’, existing/ emerging music businesses’, and music consumers’ perspectives upon current music production technologies."
This comes a variety of forms including private and group mentoring, talks from visiting guest speakers and working with practitioners whilst undertaking real world industrial projects.
Industrial mentors include;
Peter Hook - Honorary Fellow of UCLan
A Celebrated and world-renowned British musician and author from the North West of England with a career spanning four decades. His musical works are considered to be seminal and his influence on post-punk electronic music from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonates today.
Peter Hook - or “Hooky’, as he is known, was a founder member of the band Joy Division in the mid-1970s. They were perhaps best known for their tracks, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Transmission,” and the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer. Following the untimely death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band reformed as New Order and Peter remained with the band until it split in 2006. Both bands were part of Tony Wilson’s Factory Records label and both used cutting-edge technologies to create distinctive and highly influential music.
New Order achieved substantial popularity and recognition, regularly featuring in the music charts around the world and producing numerous top-ten hits including the single “World in Motion” with the England football squad, which reached number 1 in 1990. Perhaps most notably they were responsible for “Blue Monday,” which remains the best-selling British 12-inch single to date.
Peter Hook has also worked successfully as a producer for a number of bands including Inspiral Carpets and the Stone Roses. He was a pivotal figure in the cultural phenomenon known as “Madchester,” a phase in British popular culture which took the Manchester music scene to a global audience. Along with Tony Wilson and the other members of New Order, Peter opened the Hacienda Night Club, which played a significant part in creating the Manchester music scene. That crucial period, in which Peter was a central figure, has been used as the subject matter for a number of films, including Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People (in which Peter Hook was portrayed by Ralf Little) and Anton Corbijin’s 2007 film, Control (in which he was played by Joe Anderson).
In 2009, Peter published a well-received account of that period, The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club, following it up in 2012 with another success book, Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.
Since leaving New Order Peter continues to make important contributions to music through a number of collaborative guises and regularly takes to the stage with his band 'The Light'.
Aaron Mellor is a music business entrepreneur and the managing director of Tokyo Industries. Mellor has developed and owns the largest privately held music venue company in the UK; Tokyo Industries, with a nationwide portfolio that includes numerous successful boutique live music venues across the North of England such as the iconic Factory251 Manchester which he co-owns with Peter Hook, the award-winning Digital venues in Newcastle and Brighton and the Tokyo Mansion Party venues. Mellor began his club career on the Hacienda dance floor and is a highly regarded DJ and music event promoter in his own right.
Guest speakers linked with the course include;
Rudi Kidd - Music Industry Lawyer and consultant at Kuits, Steinart, Levy LLP, Manchester
Francis McEntegart - Music Industry Lawyer at McEntegart Legal and CEO of Cavern Records, Liverpool.
Alison Lamb - Trade Marketing Manager for Believe Digital
Tim Pearson - Managing Director at Graphite Music (former Marketing & Events Director at NME/ IPC Media, promoter of Feel Nightclub) UCLan alumni
Mark Freejack - Radio Presenter at Bauer Media Group
It is intrinsic to the course to engage in "real world", professional domain, industrial projects. Some of these activities are initiated by the course tutors however, as part of the curriculum, students are encouraged to identify and develop their own projects that resonate with their individual professional aspirations and career goals. Such activities provide exposure to people and organisations outside the university, hence providing the opportunity to develop extensive networks of contacts and professional relationships that may prove useful on completion of the course.
Tutor initiated projects include the generation, release and promotion of a compilation album, and the construction, management and promotion of live music event activity at Factory251, Manchester.
Additional projects and experiential learning opportunities are sourced throughout the program duration.
Examples have included;
In addition to tutor instigated projects students develop work in accordance with their individual professional aspirations and career goals.
Examples of student projects have included;
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