Are you considering a career in the Music Business?
Perhaps you're an artist looking to learn more about how the industry works?
Fast Track Your Future In The Music Business!
Our unique and immersive course has been designed to show you exactly how the music business operates today - providing you with the most up to date knowledge and skills you’ll need to fast track your future in the world’s most exciting business.
You’ll be taught by leading music professionals, meet likeminded individuals, examine real world case studies and take part in engaging activities. Most importantly - you’ll learn what the various areas of the music industry are, why they exist, and exactly how they function in the business today.
Once you’ve completed your study with us, you’ll receive a certificate of course completion to add to your CV. We’ll also spend some time with you privately, to discuss your plans for moving forward in the industry. Whether you’d like help launching your band, securing an internship or job placement, advice on setting up your new music business venture, or something else entirely – we’ll be here to support you.
Enrol today to secure your place on our next Music Business Fundamentals course, and see why our students leave us five star reviews across the board!
Some of the areas we'll cover:
The Structure and Revenues of the Music Business
Record Labels and A&R
Music Media, Press and PR
Marketing to Spotify and DSP Playlists
Digital Promotion Strategy
Music Publishing, Sync and Licensing
Live Music, Merchandise and Tour Management
Business and Brand Partnerships
The Future of The Music Industry and Music Tech
Entrepreneurialism, and Funding Sources
PLUS: a one-to-one career guidance consultation
Available Course Dates
Online in our virtual classroom:
09 - 24 Nov 2020 | Every Mon & Tue | 17:00-20:30 *
09 Jan - 06 Feb 2021 | Every Saturday | 10:30-16:30 *
15 - 19 Feb 2021 | Mon - Fri | 10:30-16:30 *
* UK time
Limited places remaining
Hear from one of our recent Music Business Fundamentals students | Gary Wood
Finding SMB was a blessing as I had started to doubt that I would ever find a way in to the music industry. This course was great for someone like me who came in with a huge passion for music and a desire to work in the industry but who has no experience, connections or real understanding of the inner workings. As much as I am sad the course is over, I feel armed with enough practical knowledge to get my career in music off the ground.
As a tutor, Matt is incredibly knowledgable and very concise in the way he delivers the information. He takes time to make sure you have understood the information and follows up each session by emailing you his very detailed notes (which are already proving invaluable).
I would encourage anyone considering a course at SMB to do it.
Read the full review here
Meet The Course Leader | Matt Errington
Hi, I’m Matt, the Music Business Fundamentals 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
There has never been a more exciting time to work in music! Our Music Business Fundamentals Course is an incredible opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career in this rapidly evolving, multi-billion pound industry.
Music Business Fundamentals | Syllabus
Consultation | Your Future In The Music Business
Students on this course also receive a one-to-one consultation to discuss your plans for moving forward in the industry and how we can help.