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Advanced Master's in Music Business Management & Innovation

Acquire the most complete training to lead the future of the music business.

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WHERE
Barcelona o Madrid

WORKLOAD
2 years full-time
(2.750h / 110 ECTS)

DATES
BCN – 3rd Oct 2022 to Jul 2024
MAD – 10th Oct 2022 to Jul 2024

LANGUAGE
English 50% + Spanish 50%

FORMAT
40% In Person / 60% Online

 

ADMISSIONS
BCN – Until 25th Sep 2022
MAD – Until 2nd Oct 2022

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IMB School, the home of music business training.

IMB School is the first school specialised in music business training. Our formula is endorsed by more than 70 companies in the sector and by the success of our students, 72% of whom work in the business 6 months after graduating.

Programme highlights
Complete experience

This is our most exclusive programme and the one that offers the most complete learning experience. You will take on the integral management of music projects and the resolution of real challenges of leading companies in the sector, you will interact with their main players and become a 360º professional in the music business.

Immersive and experiential

You will live an immersive learning experience from day one, familiarising yourself with all the areas within the industry. As you progress through the programme, you will be immersed in hands-on, experiential learning that will inspire your career in the industry. 

Networking

This programme will allow you to interact with a wide variety of profiles: local and international experts, national and international peers, managers of companies within the sector, professionals in the creative industries, etc. It is the perfect opportunity to build a solid network of contacts.

Professional skills

This programme will strengthen all your professional skills in a very balanced way. Face-to-face and online teamwork, problem solving, developing your own judgement, flexibility, oral and written communication, emotion management, etc.

More than 60 industry experts

This programme will allow you to learn from the best professionals in the music sector, through remote masterclasses, face-to-face workshops and networking sessions.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is especially recommended for you if you identify with the following profile:

You want to be part of the elite
of the future music business.
You enjoy both reflecting on business developments and making things happen.
You have big dreams and are not afraid to take on big challenges.
You have a global vision of the world and see international networking as a powerful tool for the creation of professional opportunities.
You want to be able to discuss and make decisions regarding any issue in the music business.
You want to be a key player in the music business, working closely with artists, festivals and labels, and to do internships in music companies.
You like to understand how things work and to make projects happen.
You are determined, active and 100% committed to achieving your career goals.
Syllabus

What modules does this programme include?

All our training is modular, so each training programme includes a specific combination of modules. The Advanced Master’s in Music Business Management & Innovation is our most complete programme and includes all modules. In other words, this master’s is the result of all the recommended programmes done in 2 years full time:

Make It Happen

You will develop music projects in teams (an artist’s career, a festival and a label) with real money and the help of professional experts who will accompany you through workshops and mentoring. 100% immersive and practical.

ESP/ENG
45 ECTS
LBDP (In Person)
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Challenges

You will solve real challenges in teams from international companies within the sector, and later present the results to them. 100% immersive and practical, you will be advised by experts and mentors.

ENG
30 ECTS
LBDO (Online)
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Know-How

You will interact with 40 international experts from the sector. They will explain the most relevant and unknown aspects of the music business and the jobs they perform.

ENG
15 ECTS
IOL (Cohort-Based Online)
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Professional Development

With the help of an expert coach, you will develop a personal strategy and acquire the skills you need to achieve your career goals.

ENG
5 ECTS
LBDO (Cohort-Based Online)
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Internships

You will have access to optional internships in some of the most prominent organisations in the sector. We currently have agreements with over 70 organisations.

ESP/ENG
LBDP (In Person)
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IMB School Music Business Internships
Advanced Principles (AP)

Theoretical basis of the music business. You will learn about all the roles and business models, how they interrelate with one another and how the money flows.

ESP/ENG
5 ECTS
AOL (Online)
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Legal Aspects (LA)

You will obtain a complete overview of the entire legal basis of the music business. It covers the analysis of the common practices in the main international markets and contracts for each business model.

ESP/ENG
5 ECTS
AOL (Online)
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Historical Analysis (HA)

You will understand the business from a multidisciplinary perspective (social economics, technological, musical) and analyse the evolution of the music business with a critical perspective.

ESP/ENG
5 ECTS
AOL (Online)
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LBDP

Learning by Doing In Person
In Person and practical

LBDO

Learning by Doing Online
Cohort-based and practical

IOL

Interactive Online Learning
Cohort-based with experts

AOL

Active Online Learning
Flexible and at your own pace.

Recommended Timeline
2022 2023 2024
OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN
AP
LA
Make It Happen
Professional Development Internships
HA
Know-How
Challenges
SWIPE
2022 2023 2024
OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN
AP
LA
Make It Happen
Professional Development Internships
HA
Know-How
Challenges
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Learn from the best
Make It Happen Experts
Expertos Know-How
Resources
3.000€

Per team

You and your team will receive €3,000 for the recording and release of a single and video clip of the artist you manage.

8.500€

Per class

Your class will receive €8,500 for the organisation of a festival and the release of a vinyl compilation.

Mentorings

Per team

You will be mentored through all stages of artist development and challenge resolutions.

Premium databases

You will have access to Statista, Music Ally and Chartmetrics to solve the challenges.

Student Projects
Make It Happen 2018-22
Challenges 2021/22

The students successfully solved challenges for the following companies:

Core business model
Live Music Promoter
Scope of the challenge
Global

Core business model
Recorded Music
Scope of the challenge
National

Core business model
Music Publishing
Scope of the challenge
National

Core business model
Music Technology
Scope of the challenge
Global

Core business model
DSP
Scope of the challenge
Global

Core business model
Music Publishing
Scope of the challenge
Global

Show the industry your talent

Our Master’s partners will see the results of your work.

These are some of the entities with which we have agreements for internships. There are more than 70.

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Networking

This programme will give you access to the IMB Network, an exclusive network used to connect with professionals in the music business, where you can discuss current topics, find job offers and much more.

Study in Barcelona or Madrid

You can study the Make it Happen module in Barcelona or Madrid. Both locations offer the same quality and learning experience.

Barcelona and Madrid are known for being technological and cultural hubs and are in the spotlight of the international music sector. This programme will allow you to play a leading role in the music industry in these cities from day one. 

Enrolment Fees and Scholarships

Enrolment Fee Barcelona

€18,900

Sum of module fees if acquired separately: €22,750.
Financing options available here.

Enrolment Fee Madrid

€16,900*

*Offer available until 30th September 2022 for those students who study the 1st edition (2022-2023) of the Make It Happen module in Madrid. 

Scholarships

Available

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Open Sessions

GENERAL Q&A SESSIONS (ONLINE)

In these sessions you will be able to solve all your doubts about the Advanced Master’s in Music Business Management & Innovation and other IMB School programs.

Available dates – Q&A Online Sessions, English

  • September 20th, 2022 – Tuesday – 19h CET
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Available dates – Q&A Online Sessions, Spanish

  • September 15th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
  • September 21st, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
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MAKE IT HAPPEN MODULE OPEN SESSIONS (ONLINE AND IN PERSON)

In these sessions will cover the Master’s in Music Business Management and all the modules included in it. But most of the session will be related to the main module of the program, the Make It Happen. Remember that the 1st year of the Advanced Master’s is equivalent to the Master’s in Music Business Management.

Available dates for online sessions, Spanish

  • September 19th, 2022 – Monday – 19h CET
  • September 26th 2022 – Monday – 19h CET
  • September 29th 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
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Available dates for Madrid (Sony Music Spain), Spanish

  • No more dates available. Check out the online sessions.
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Available dates for Barcelona (Conservatori Liceu), Spanish

  • No more dates available. Check out the online sessions.
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In these sessions you will receive a tote bag with a hard copy of a special brochure edition regarding the Master’s in Music Business Management. 

KNOW-HOW MODULE OPEN SESSIONS (ONLINE)

Available dates:

  • No more dates available, we recommend you to check the Q&A General Sessions.
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Next Steps
1

Start your application

The application process begins with the payment of a €100 admission fee, which will be deducted from the final enrolment fee or refunded in the case of not being admitted.
2

Send your documentation

Fill out the form with your full information and submit the required documentation.
3

Personal interview

Our admissions department will contact you to arrange a personal interview with the Academic Board.
4

Admission letter

If you are admitted, you will receive a letter of admission with all the information about the enrolment process and relevant information to apply for visas, if necessary.
5

Reserve your place and enrol

You must reserve your place within 2 weeks of being admitted by paying 25% of the tuition fee. The remaining 75% of the tuition fee must be paid before the start of the programme.
6

Go for it!

You are now part of the IMB School international network, the only thing left to do is show what you are capable of and enjoy your journey in the music industry.
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