NQ Music Business

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Our adapted NQ Music Business course provide students with the practical training and theoretical business knowledge required to succeed in this demanding industry whilst offering the chance of participating in real-life events and collaborating with our college record-label and other Music / Sound Production students developing the vital skills for a career within the dynamic world of Music Business. U

If you are interested in pursuing a business career within the Creative Industries then this course will prepare you. The course will also prepare those who wish to study at Higher Education level, providing the opportunity to build the required skills and confidence to meet industry expectations.



One of:

  • 2 National 5 passes.
  • Equivalent groups of modules or units

Relevant experience may also be considered. All applicants will be required to undertake an interview.


The music industry is known to be highly competitive and difficult to break into, even for those who want to work on the business side. This course can be the first stepping stone providing you with the professional and practical skills and knowledge that will give you a leading advantage in this competitive industry.

This course will offer a thorough introduction to the music industry and an understanding of business models within it. You will research current music business trends and apply them to various tasks and projects. The course will introduce you to the operations of events, marketing, promotion and developing artists.

You will be introduced to the essential practical and theoretical skills necessary to work within the music industry. Choosing to study with us will offer an enriching experience in both the academic and technical pursuits of music business. From promotions and events to marketing and entrepreneurship, our NQ music business course will offer you a diverse range of subjects from which to study.

Units within the music business courses cover numerous business roles, including (but not limited to):
• Promotions
• Tour management
• Entertainment marketing
• Artist management
• Digital marketing and e-business

Music business classes will not only deepen your understanding in this discipline but you’ll also learn essential computer skills where you will sharpen your organisational talents, while also learning how to work well under pressure and adapt to changing situations.

During the course you will develop an understanding of the professional skills, work habits, and attitudes expected by the industry. This will include client interaction, working in teams, delivering high quality work to tight deadlines and decision making. You’ll also be encouraged to work with students from other disciplines including Music, Sound Production and Film & TV collaborating on exciting and original projects that will introduce you to working in real-life situations.

Units include:

  • Creative Industries: Basics
  • Creative Project
  • An Introduction to Music Marketing
  • Music Promotion
  • Radio Interviewing
  • Event Organisation.
Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: