2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
MUSS5830M Live Music Management and Promotion
30 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Silviu Cobeanu
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module enables students to gain a theoretical and practical insight into the live music industry. The lectures will provide a theoretical background for the main issues live music managers and promoters are currently facing. In seminars, students will engage in critical discussions and evaluations of carefully selected real-life case studies related to classical, jazz and popular live music management and promotion organisations.
ObjectivesUpon a successful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the principles that underpin the live music industry, and explore the concepts of artist representation/management and concert promotion throughout the history. The module also aims to examine in detail the interrelations between artists, agents and managers on the one hand, and promoters, on the other hand.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. evaluate critically current developments and trends in the live music management;
2. provide solutions to complex problems and justify decisions drawing on the relevant theories;
3. conceptualise a live music event demonstrating an in-depth understanding of the planning processes;
4. analyse interrelations between managerial practice and marketing and promotion theory;
5. demonstrate an awareness of potential contingencies in the management process of an event;
6. reflect analytically on the case studies and examples discussed in the sessions.
An indicative syllabus may include aspects of live music management and promotion such as artist management and representation, tour management, production and stage management, and concert promotion and management, as well as an exploration of roles, business organisations and business processes in the live music sector.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||2.00|
|Private study hours||266.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyIt is advised that students spend c.5 hours of preparation per seminar and lecture = 90 hours. This time should be spent revising and consolidating work done in seminars, as well as researching and expanding on topics discussed. There are two hours of online independent learning which should be spent accessing module-specific online resources. The remaining 176 independent learning hours will be spent on the preparation for assessment 1 and assessment 2. Typically, approx. 61 hours for assessment 1 (35%) and approx. 115 hours (65%) for assessment 2.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will be monitored continuously through:
- Regular attendance at lectures and practical 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 and student presentations during seminars focused on case studies.
- Other forms of formative assessment, e.g. Problem-Based Learning exercises
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|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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