Module Catalogue 2020/21

MUS3095 : Music Enterprise (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jane Nolan
  • Owning School: Arts & Cultures
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

You need to have completed this module to pursue a business related specialist study in your final year

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

None

Aims

Aims:
1.To provide a basic knowledge of arts and music business practices which will be particularly useful to students preparing for a self managed career where their income is generated from performance, recording, composing or organizing musical events and/or setting up a music related businss enterprise.
2. To help students identify and develop their entrepreneurial abilities and skills.
3. To enable students to put together a practical toolkit of resources on contracts, invoice systems, accounts and taxation, royalty collection systems, media, publicity and marketing.
4. To provide guidance and mentoring for students as they plan for and carry out the Semester 2 event.
5. To provide critical/theoretical perspectives on music entrepreneurship and the music industry.


The first semester consists of lectures and seminars, some delivered by visting speakers which would normally include the following:
•       Theoretical and critical perspectives on music entrepreneurship
•       The portfolio career
•       How the music industry and arts/music organisations of various sizes operate.
•       Royalty collection systems, contracts, invoice systems, accounts and taxation
•       Event/project management
* Project proposals and business plans
     
The second semester will be spent working in teams to plan and carry out an event, supported by lectures on practical aspects such as marketing and finance, and mentoring on a team basis.

Assessment will consist of an essay in semester 1, and a group presentation and reflective report on the event in semester 2.
In addition regular attendance at lectures is deemed to be a crucial indicator of your engagement with the module.
NB (Exceptionally students may negotiate an alternative project)

Outline Of Syllabus

Semester 1
the following would normally be covered:
1       Introduction to Module
2       Music entrepreneurship- a critical perspective      
3       The working musician      
4       Project proposals and business plans
5 Networking/teamworking
6 Copyright
7 Event and project management

Semester 2

Students work in groups on their event supported by the Module Leader and business mentors. Additional lectures to offer practical support will also be provided (e.g. marketing, finance and accounts)

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Intended knowledge outcomes: By the end of this module you should have gained:
1 A critical/theoretical understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship within the context of music
2 A basic knowledge of arts and music business practices
3 A basic knowledge of contracts, invoice systems, accounts and taxation, royalty collection systems
and how to access support and advice on these areas in the future
4 A critical understanding of how to work with the media; publicity and marketing

Intended Skill Outcomes

Intended skills outcomes: By the end of this of the module you should have gained practical and organisational skills, such as knowing how to:
1       skill in report writing and analysis of the culture industry
2 self awareness able to identify their strengths and weaknesses, interests and motivations
3 networking and negotiating skills (individuals and organisations)
4 team working
5 a creative enterprising approach to problem solving and developing new ideas and applying these within a business context

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2020/21 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2021/22 entry will be published here in early-April 2021. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.