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The InstituteThe London-based Institute of Contemporary Music Performance has announced the launch of an innovative and exciting new BA (Hons) Music Business degree course commencing September 2012.

Designed with a view to creating the music business entrepreneurs of the future, students on the course will study the principles of business and management in the music sector alongside hundreds of aspiring and talented musicians, writers and performers. This will enable the development of practical artist management, marketing, radio, PR and publishing skills from day one. And with countless live gigs, showcases and events taking place every term at the Institute, the opportunities for learning, skill development network building throughout the course are unrivalled.

The course will count on a wide-ranging teaching faculty, combining experienced and specialised tutors with regular contributions from industry specialists from the world of promotion, radio, PR and publishing. This extensive faculty includes such names as Becky Jones (Saint Saviour), Ryan Farley (Warner/Chappell Publishing), Christian Ulf-Hansen (BMI), Polly Birkbeck (V2 Records), who will provide students with invaluable first-hand knowledge of what to expect and how to progress further within the music industry.

The Institute’s Music Business degree course provides students with a high level of contact teaching hours, delivered in specialist facilities in London. All undergraduates will have regular and active access to the Institute’s extensive network of music industry contacts and partners, and will be supported by the career and artist development teams. And as if that weren’t enough, tuition fees from 2012 are only £4,950 per annum – when other UK universities are charging almost double that amount!