Master’s in Music Business Management

Live the music industry and make things happen.

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WHERE
Barcelona or Madrid

WORKLOAD
1 year full-time
(1.500h / 60 ECTS)

DATES
BCN – 19th Sep 2023 to 29th May 2024
MAD – 19th Sep 2023 to 4th Jun 2024

LANGUAGE
Spanish 85% + English 15%

FORMAT
75% In Person / 25% Online

ADMISSIONS
Until 11th Sep 2023

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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.

Master's highlights
100% immersive and practical

You will live an immersive learning experience, familiarising yourself with all areas of the sector. As you progress through this master’s programme, you will be immersed in practical, experiential learning that will inspire your career path.

Real projects with real money

You will be part of a team that will have €3,000 to develop the career of an emerging artist. In addition, you will have €8,500 to produce a festival and release a compilation. 

More than 30 industry experts

This programme will allow you to learn from top professionals in the international music sector, through in-person workshops and mentoring sessions.

Networking

You will create your own network from day one, working closely with all kinds of professionals in the music and creative industries.

More than 70% get jobs

You will develop the professional skills to succeed in the working world. Over 70% of our students find jobs in the industry just 6 months after graduating.

Who is this Master's for?

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

You want to be at the centre of the music business, working closely with artists, festivals and labels, and to do internships in music companies.
You have a global vision of the world and see networking as a powerful tool for the creation of professional opportunities.
You like to understand how things work and to make projects happen.
You are determined and active, and you are 100% committed to growing professionally in the music business.
Syllabus

How does this programme work?

All our training is modular, so each programme includes a specific combination of modules. The Master’s in Music Business Management includes the following combination of modules: 

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.

Spanish/English
45 ECTS
LBDP (In Person)
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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.

English
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.

Spanish/English
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.

Spanish/English
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.

Spanish/English
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
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AP
LA
Make It Happen
Professional Development Internships
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AP
LA
Make It Happen
Professional Development Internships
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Resources
3.000€ per team

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

Access to Chartmetrics.

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. 

Student Projects
Make It Happen 2018-22
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.

Access to IMB Network

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.

Enrolment fee and discounts

Enrolment fee (Barcelona or Madrid)

€12,000€

Sum of module fees if acquired separately: €13,250
See financing options here.

Early Bird Discount

10% off*

*by paying full tuition fee until 31st March.

Open Sessions

GENERAL Q&A SESSIONS (ONLINE)

In these online Q&A session we will solve doubts and answer questions in relation to our programmes.

BOOK A CALL WITH AN EXPERT PROGRAMME ADVISOR

You will receive a call to answer any questions you may have and to help you choose the best training option for you.

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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