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Artist Management

Get The Latest Skills You Need To Succeed In The World of Artist Management



Next course:

01 to 22 August  2023
Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:30

Future dates:

17 & 24 September 2023 | Sundays | 10:00 - 15:30

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Our Artist Management course...

provides current and future managers the most relevant and up-to-date skills, so they can expertly navigate the music industry and lead their artists to career success.


Matt Errington, an experienced artist manager and global music industry consultant, will guide you through the exciting world of music management. Over four comprehensive modules, he will provide you with the know-how, passion and confidence to oversee every aspect of your artists’ career, including sales, recording, publishing, live performance, brand partnerships, contracts and much more.

This immersive online course presents a rare opportunity to work closely alongside a respected music industry professional. Matt has successfully managed bands for over sixteen years. He recently won the ‘Music Export For Growth’ Award from The BPI and UK Trade and Investment, was appointed Expert Board Member for the European Union's Music Market Accelerator programme and has signed major recording and publishing contracts for his artists, garnering millions of streams and international critical acclaim in the process. In 2020, The Independent said “Errington is on a mission to not only change the perception of the industry, but to professionalise those within it.”


You’ll become equipped with the skills needed for a fulfilling and effective career in artist management,  just as so many of our students have! We’re proud of their achievements and enjoy keeping in touch and supporting them all in our Alumni Community. You can read about their experience of studying at SMB: The School of Music Business here.


We look forward to welcoming you to our Artist Management course and supporting you on your music industry journey.


"There is no more intense, exciting or genuinely rewarding role in music than that of a manager" 


Course curriculum:

Course Leader

Hi, I'm Matt, the Artist Management tutor at SMB: The School of Music Business.

Course Leader: Matt Errington



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 2027, we will be supporting some of the most innovative music businesses in the world. As an investor, advisor and consultant, I am working on major industry build  and capital investment projects around 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. 


"Errington is on a mission to not just change the perception of the industry but to professionalise those within it."


"The thing I love most about my work at SMB, is hearing about the work my students have gone on to do in the music industry. I regularly find myself working alongside them at labels and meeting them at industry events around the globe. It's inspiring"


"Matt has been able to give his bands a major boost even on an independent budget. It's impressive to see him at work."


The Leaders of Music Industry Education | Why choose SMB?


Personal Tutorship

Learn from respected industry professionals, in the passionate, engaging and personal method we're renowned for


Receive a digital and physical, holographed 'Certificate of Completion' signed by the faculty, to demonstrate your acheivement

Get The Skills Advantage

Our courses provide the most up-to-date and relevent skills you need, ready to apply immediately within your own career 

Critically Acclaimed

With our 100% 5 Star Trustpilot rating, and national acclaim in the press, you can be confident you're studying at the best online music industry institution


Our classes are taught live and you'll not only network with the tutors but with like-minded, ambitious classmates

Alumni Community

 You will be invited to join an online alumni group where you can network, share ideas, ask questions and promote your work



Matt truly instills confidence and belief in his students, and this is only reinforced by the top standard of teaching and resources provided by the SMB. If you want to invest in your own potential, enrolling on a course with SMB is a great way to go about it, I for one am keen to sign up to another course!

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The course it self is broken down really well into modules and over 4 weeks and you are given real life scenarios which helps and makes you feel more confident after the course in handling business for your artist. Matt was full knowledge and advice. His after-support of help and question answering gives me confidence I chose the right course... he is a credit to the music industry !



I completed the artist management course recently and I’m so glad I chose to take it. Not only is the course  really useful and full of up-to-date information, the support I have received after the course has been incredible. The course leaders are always genuinely interested in my own development and their passion for the industry really shines through. If you are having any doubts about taking any of their courses, I can guarantee you will not regret doing the course!




Students that fully complete their course will receive a digital certificate and a holographic protected physical certificate, posted securely to your address. This is perfect for proving your understanding and skills to employers, and to celebrate your achievements. 

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Next course:

01 to 22 August 2023
Tuesdays, 18:00 - 20:30

Limited places available


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£449 inc VAT

SMB The School of Music Business - music business courses in London. Music industry short courses taught by music business professionals. Evening classes including artist management, music PR, music journalism, music marketing, starting a record label and more.

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