Getting into the music industry business
AT the front stage of the music industry are the artists and music producers.
What audiences “consume” are the musical fruits of their labour that sees the burning of midnight oil. But unknown to many, there are professionals who allow this to happen.
Like many other industries, the core aspect of the music industry is business.
Bringing the music to consumers is as important as writing and recording a song.
The sectors in the music business industry deal with artist management and representation, publishing, touring, merchandise, branding and every form of marketing available.
For student musicians aspiring to enter into the business side of the music industry, the Diploma in Business Music Industry programme at the International College of Music (ICOM) is the starting point.
The Diploma in Business Music Industry is a two-year full-time programme that is the answer to musicians and music enthusiasts who wish to work in the professional entertainment industries.
Core subjects such as business communications, marketing, economics, financial accounting and management will build a strong business foundation.
Students will then progress to major in music business specialisms that involve learning, visiting and interacting with record labels, music publishing houses, copyright law firms, event management companies and music retail outlets to experience the range and vibrancy of the entertainment industry as a whole.
Students will also be able to engage in an external internship to gain real world professional work experience in the area of interest in the music industry.
ICOM graduates have gone on to successful careers as event management executives, band managers and music publishing executives working for major international record label, opening and running music studios or continuing their studies over at UK with ICOM’s partnered university.
ICOM’s motto is: “consectatio excellentiae (pursuit of excellence)” and that is evident as the college does not stop for anything less.
An ICOM student is one who is musically talented, articulate, driven and serious about making music a career.
If these describe you, ICOM wants to discover you.
ICOM’s admissions are now open for the September 2017 semester.
Malaysian students are encouraged to complete their application by Aug 4 to be considered for the September intake.
■ Interested applicants may contact the admissions office at 03-4023 6000 or admissions@ icom.edu.my to register for any of the programmes.