Being an artist manager is one of the most fulfilling and respected jobs in the music business, and our popular artist management course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the industry today.
Our experienced artist manager, Matt Errington, has successfully managed bands for over fifteen years. He has recently won the BPI and UK Government's ‘Music Export For Growth’ Award, been appointed Expert Board Member for the European Union's Music Market Accelerator programme and signed major recording and publishing contracts for his artists, garnering millions of streams and international critical acclaim. Over four modules, Matt will provide you with the know-how, passion and confidence to oversee every aspect of your artists’ career, including sales, recording and publishing, marketing, live performance, brand partnerships and much more.
If you are an established artist manager, we also run an Advanced Artist Management course here.
As one of only a few places to learn this exciting role in the United Kingdom, we’re extremely proud of this course and it’s content here at SMB - but don’t just take it from us, read some reviews from our happy students.
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Available Course Dates
Online in our virtual classroom:
01-22 June 2020 | Mondays | 18:30-21:00 *
18-19 July 2020 | Sat & Sun | 10:30-16:00 *
22-30 August 2020 | Each Sat & Sun | 17:00-19:30 *
* Times in BST (UK time)
* Limited places remaining
Meet The Course Leader | Matt Errington
Hi, I’m Matt, the Artist Management tutor at SMB: The School of Music Business.
I began my career as a music journalist, working at national publications such as Time Out, Dazed and Confused and Spin magazine. I later became a successful music business entrepreneur, music marketer and artist manager, running campaigns for a host of successful bands that saw me work alongside the likes of photographer Rankin, sign major international publishing and recording contracts, lead headline tours of the UK, Europe, America and much more. Today I continue to lead campaigns that have secured millions of Spotify plays, international playlist support and streaming chart entries. In 2015, I won the Music Export For Growth award from The BPI and UK Trade and Industry, for my work developing UK artists overseas.
In 2018 I was appointed Expert Board Member for Jump: The European Music Market Accelerator, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, to help develop innovative new business models within the industry. From now until 2023, we will be supporting some of the most innovative music businesses in the world. You can also find me talking regularly at industry events, including SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, Line 6 What's Next Conferences, MIL - Lisbon International Music Network and many others. I love passing on my knowledge and experience to help artists and new music business professionals find their feet in the business.
Winner of 'The BPI's Music Export For Growth Scheme Award' for his work developing artists internationally.
"Matt Errington has been able to give his bands a major boost on an independent budget."
"Errington is on a mission to not just change the perception of the industry but to professionalise those within it."
Expert Board Member of EU's Jump European Music Market Accelerator
Hear from one of our recent Artist Management students | Miguel Mermelstein
Matt seems to make time out of nowhere since when I look back I can't figure out how we took this little time to learn that much content. The reason why I'm writing this review though, is because I just got a new job in the music industry and my new employer specifically told me that it was due to the course. To top it all up, Matt is super kind and still keeps in close contact to promptly help me with any doubts I may have.
Read the full review here
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