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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 + 6 months part-time
(1,875h / 75 ECTS)

DATES
BCN – Sep 2023 a Mar 2025
MAD – Sep 2023 a Mar 2025

LANGUAGE
Spanish 50% + English 50%

FORMAT
50% In Person / 50% Online

ADMISSIONS
BCN – Until Sep 2023
MAD – Until Sep 2023

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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
LBDO (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

Option A – 1st year in-person in Barcelona or Madrid and 2nd year online.

2023 2024 2025
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
PD Internships
Know-How

Option A – 1st year in-person in Barcelona or Madrid and 2nd year online.

SWIPE
2023 2024 2025
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
PD Internships
Know-How

Option B* – 1st year online and 2nd year in-person in Barcelona or Madrid.
*For more information about this option, please contact us.

2023 2024 2025
SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN
AP
Know-How
PD Internships
LA
Make It Happen

Option B* – 1st year online and 2nd year in-person in Barcelona or Madrid.
*For more information about this option, please contact us.

SWIPE
2023 2024 2025
SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAI JUN
AP
Know-How
PD Internships
LA
Make It Happen
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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 Fee and Scholarships

Enrolment Fee (Barcelona or Madrid)

€14,000

Sum of module fees if acquired separately: €16,250.
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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