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Music Business Diploma



Whether you are starting or looking to further develop your career in the music & event industry, the Music Busniess Diploma qualifies you for work in the fields of artist management, concert & event organization, distribution of music or at a record label.

Combining theoretical understanding with a strong hands-on training ethos, (75% of course assessment is practical), through our industry standard production facilities, you are able to explore and expand your skill sets.

The course runs for 18 months and classes can take place in the daytime, evening or on weekend, providing you with flexibility whether you are working full-time, part time or just passing through.


Available at all campuses




Basics of the music industry

  • Music economy
  • Basics of the publishing industry
  • Basics of the recording industry
  • Basics of music distribution
  • Basics of live music
  • History of music business
  • Cash flow
  • Management strategies
  • Music history
  • Music analysis
  • Social insurance for artists workshop
  • Music business growth workshop

Artist branding & content management

  • Audio production
  • Artist branding
  • Press kit
  • Photography
  • Photo editing
  • Photography workshop
  • Photo editing workshop
  • Layout & design
  • Copyright
  • Music publishers
  • Contract law
  • Wordpress workshop
  • Press kit workshop
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • University entrance qualifaction (Abitur or similar)
  • Alternatively: minimum age of 17 years plus intermediate educational qualification and aptitude test
  • Own notebook computer for office work, theoretical tests and own notes from lectures
  • Language skills: students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English; atleast Level B2
Fees & Funding

Payment Plans

  • Upfront: 3 payments, each at the beginnig of next semester
  • Standard: 18 payments, each at the beginning of month

Financing Options

There are several options that may be available to you to help you finance your studies, such as;

  • STANDARD and UPFRONT payment plans
  • Student loans
  • Educational funds

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Career Options

  • Artist Manager
  • Studio Manager
  • PR Director
  • Music Journalist
  • Booking Agent
  • Royalty Analyst
  • Social Content Editor
  • Digital Strategist
  • Social Content Writer
  • Stage Manager
  • Tour Co-ordinator
  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Tour promoter
  • Touring Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Marketing officer
  • Account Manager
  • Music Business Lawyer
  • Cruise Director

Industry Sectors

  • Music Label
  • Publishing 
  • Recording
  • Events
  • TV & Radio
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