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Master’s Plus in Music Business Management

Experience the music industry from day one and develop an international network.

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WHERE
Barcelona or Madrid

WORKLOAD
1st year full-time + 2nd year part-time
(1,875h / 75 ECTS)

DATES
BCN – 3rd Oct 2022 a Mar 2024
MAD – 10th Oct 2022 a Mar 2024

LANGUAGE
Spanish 60% + English 40%

FORMAT
60% In Person / 40% Online

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

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IMB School, the home of music business.

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 and 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 70 industry experts

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

Networking

You will create your own network from day one, working close to 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 labour market. 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 are determined and active, and you are 100% committed to growing professionally in the music business.
You like to understand how things work and to make projects happen.
You want to be able to discuss and make decisions regarding any topic in the music business.
You have a global vision of the world and see international networking as a powerful tool for the creation of professional opportunities.
You want an in-depth understanding regarding all the existing roles 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 Plus 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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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.

English
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.

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
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
Know-How
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
Know-How
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Learn from the best
Make It Happen Experts
Know-How Experts
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.

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.

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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.

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

€13,900

Sum of module fees if acquired separately: €16,250.
See financing options here.

Enrolment Fee Madrid

€11,900*

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

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 Master’s Plus in Music Business Management and other IMB School programs.

Available dates – Q&A Online Sessions, English

  • July 19th, 2022 – Tuesday – 19h CET
  • August 4th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
  • September 6th, 2022 – Tuesday – 19h CET
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Available dates – Q&A Online Sessions, Spanish

  • July 28th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
  • August 17th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 15th, 2022 – Thursday – 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 one of the two years of the Master’s Plus is equivalent to the Master’s in Music Business Management.

Available dates for ONLINE sessions, Spanish

  • July 20th, 2022Wednesday – 19h CET
  • August 8th, 2022Monday – 19h CET
  • August 31st, 2022Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 8th, 2022 – Thursday – 19h CET
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Available dates for Madrid (Sony Music Spain), Spanish

  • September 13th, 2022Tuesday – 19h CET
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Available dates for Barcelona (Conservatori Liceu), Spanish

  • July 20th, 2022Wednesday – 13h CET
  • September 7th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
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At the in person 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:

  • July 27th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
  • August 24th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 14th, 2022 – Wednesday – 19h CET
  • September 20th, 2022 – Tuesday – 19h CET
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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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