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MUS3095 : Music Enterprise (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

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)

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.

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.

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