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Music Industry Management & Promotion

1 year
September 2024

If you have ambitions to make it big in the music business, this course will give you the knowledge and industry experience you need. It will help you to manage your own career and commercialise your activities.

Why study with us

  • You will benefit from a very active research culture for music related studies.
  • This programme will prepare you to navigate the constantly changing environment of the music industry. It has a focus on sustainable careers and how to get ahead in what is a challenging but immensely enjoyable and rewarding industry.
  • You will have access to expert industrial insight from accomplished practitioners. You can also gain experiential learning through working on practical real-world projects.

What you’ll do

  • Incredible opportunities for real industry experience – previous students have overseen the promotion of national concert tours, book launches, films and celebrity appearances.
  • Students have worked with international artists and record labels, developed new music brands, organised festivals and other live music events, and much more.
  • Opportunities to work alongside and be mentored by leading industry practitioners, attend talks and guest lectures, and work on collaborative projects with professional musicians.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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How to apply

Academic expertise

Our academic team is exceptional including Professor Ewa Mazierska who has produced over 20 books on music and media related topics, along with industry advisor and consultant Tony Rigg.

The University has a very active research culture for music related studies with a ‘Music Research Group’ co-chaired by Mazierska and Rigg. The group runs regular conferences exploring key music related activities, bringing top experts from the UK and overseas with cutting-edge knowledge to the campus.

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Professor Ewa Mazierska
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Music Industry Management & Promotion facilities

The course has access to and works with a number of professional music venues, both in Preston, and the nearby city of Manchester, including the culturally significant venues Factory 251, Gorilla, the Deaf Institute, et al.

You will also be able to access high end professional level music recording studios and media production facilities.

Future careers

This course is suitable both for aspiring music business people and for music creators and artists who wish to manage their own careers.

Fees and funding

Full-time£11,550 per year
Part-time£1,283 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

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