The course already successfully runs in SAE London and SAE Glasgow, and the first Liverpool intake will start studying in September 2019.
Liverpool is a city steeped in musical history, most famed for the Beatles, who played many of their early gigs at the Cavern Club. Other famous artists to emerge from the city include Echo & the Bunnymen and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, who rose to fame in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s; The La’s, who enjoyed success in the ‘90s, and more recent bands including The Zutons, The Wombats, The Coral and Circa Waves. It makes sense that students would choose to study Music Business in a city with such a rich back catalogue of musical talent.
Not only that, but the city is home to at least three universities besides SAE. This means that there is no shortage of amenities and fun things to do while students are at SAE Liverpool.
Why Music Business?
A Music Business degree is a pathway to a diverse and varied career, with opportunities to help nurture fledgling talent to international acclaim.
The range of jobs and roles open to you if you pursue a Music Business degree is extensive:
- Artist management
- Tour management
- Booking agents
- Promoter/Artist Booker
- Events management
- Marketing executive
- Social media management
- Music Publishing/Sync
Music Business students across SAE enjoy a practical, hands-on learning approach which encourages them to pursue their individual interests and specialisms.
As an SAE student you will get access to our industry-focused SAE Extra events which can take the form of masterclasses, guest lectures, workshops and panel discussions with key industry professionals. These free events provide you with opportunities to network, get advice, guidance and tips as well as hear firsthand what it’s like to work in the music industry.
Former guest speakers include Olli Dutton (Plugger - First Aid Kit, Field Music); Halina Rifai (PR/ social media marketing at Lost Art Agency); Ray Black (Manager - Mogwai, Kathryn Joseph, Paul Savage) and Emma Pollock (Label Director/Singer/ songwriter/ label manager at Chemikal Underground), who all spoke on a panel at SAE Glasgow about how to break into the Music Industry. At SAE London we have welcomed Rapper and Author ShaoDow, Music and Media Consultant Ann Harrison, and Soraya Sobh, who recently visited SAE London students to deliver a two hour talk on establishing an independent music business and artist management.
"WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE LAUNCHING THE MUSIC BUSINESS DEGREE IN LIVERPOOL AND FOR STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM THE EXPERTISE OF OUR TEACHING STAFF AND INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS. SAE LIVERPOOL IS A FRIENDLY, WELCOMING PLACE TO STUDY AND WE ARE CONFIDENT YOU WILL FEEL AT HOME HERE."
- MICHAEL CARROLL, CAMPUS DIRECTOR AT SAE LIVERPOOL
Michael Carroll, Campus Director at SAE Liverpool said:
“We are really excited to be launching the Music Business degree in Liverpool and for students to benefit from the expertise of our teaching staff and industry connections. SAE Liverpool is a friendly, welcoming place to study and we are confident you will feel at home here. I hope to see you soon.”
What opportunities are available to SAE Music Business students?
Students in SAE Glasgow are playing an active role in curating and hosting the latest Live Lounge series, where prominent Scottish musicians are invited to the campus to record a live set, which is filmed, mixed and edited to a professional standard by current students.
At SAE London, first year students Pedro Vera and Aaron Hawkins recently launched a new live event where they curated a setlist of SAE students who performed, whilst Audio students organised the technical aspects of the evening. It was a great chance for students to mingle with students across different disciplines.
Other SAE London Music Business students hosted a live music event called TWO DANES & A BRIT in Shoreditch in an effort to raise mental health awareness in the music industry.
Last year a group of Music Business and Audio students got a fantastic opportunity to visit BBC Broadcasting House to get a closer look behind-the-scenes of BBC Radio 1/1xtra.
Signe Balling, is currently working with United Talent Agency, who represent some of the world’s most acclaimed figures across different areas of the entertainment and media industry. Her London classmate, Tania Lapuz, is currently managing the social media for She Music Global, which specialises in live bands for both wedding music and event services.
After graduating from SAE London, Music Business student Kenzo Mizumoto landed his dream job with Kobalt Music, where he is working in IP, Copyright and Publishing - the area he primarily focused on at SAE.
Funnel Music are visiting SAE Liverpool on 25 April at 6.00 pm to talk to Audio and Music Business students about their business model and ways for students to get involved with their company. If you would like to attend the talk as a prospective applicant, click here to register for a free ticket.
If you are interested in visiting the Liverpool campus, there is an Open Day event on 29 June. Alternatively, you can book a personal tour Monday-Friday, from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm.
To book a personal tour email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03330 112 315.
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