2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LISS1038 Essentials of the Music Business
10 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Silviu Cobeanu
Taught: 1 Jul to 31 Aug View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsGPA of 2.8 (US) or equivalent and enrolled at a university
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe music business today represents innovation, creativity, opportunities and connectivity. It is a global business that facilitates interpersonal, intercultural, and international interaction. This module provides an introduction to the music business environment. You will explore key concepts used in categorising and analysing music business sectors, industries and organisational typologies. You will be presented with a selection of relevant case studies and take part in class debates and discussions. This module includes a field trip to a music or entertainment venue. Topics include:• The role of record labels in today’s music business• Digital services providers (DSPs)• The music publishing business• Live music business organisations
ObjectivesUpon a successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the core specific concepts central to the music business and understand various contemporary challenges that the music business is facing.
This course aims to give students a foundation in music business and help develop an understanding of the main industries of the music business environment.
1. demonstrate an understanding of music business terminology, concepts and organisations;
2. review current developments and trends in the music business;
3. engage critically with the case studies and examples discussed in sessions.
The students will be introduced to traditional and new business models in the music industry. The module looks in detail at various organisations such as live music companies, record labels, streaming services and music publishers.
Students will have a chance to participate in various class activities in order to familiarise themselves with practicalities of the music business working environment.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||15.00|
|Private study hours||43.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyIt is advised that students spend 15 hours on pre-course preparatory work for forthcoming seminars, revising and consolidating the covered material.
The remaining 43 independent learning hours will be spent on the preparation for the two assessment.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will be monitored continuously through regular attendance at seminar sessions.
During the seminars students will receive feedback and their progress will be monitored by themselves and tutor on an ongoing basis, e.g. class discussion during seminars focused on case studies.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Group Project||Group presentation (c. 15 minutes).||40.00|
|Presentation||Individual Presentation (c. 7-8 minutes).||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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