Diploma of Music (Music Business)

Jobs and Skills WA: Music business courses
Ready for your career to hit number one?

This qualification will take you behind the scenes to develop your music business skills to get ready for an exciting career working with record labels, music artists and performers, and touring agencies. The work can be glamorous and exciting, but you'll need a good solid set of skills to get into this competitive industry — that's what this course offers!

You'll learn how to put on gigs and prepare for tours; manage recording artists and their careers; raise money for projects via crowdfunding and grant applications; market and promote artists and music into film and television, media, games and advertising; understand and negotiate contracts; manage finance; and work as part of a team. The training is very hands on, and taught by people with real experience in the music business both here and internationally. 

Industry: Creative Industries
National course code: CUA50820 | WA State ID: AC72

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Would you like to work in the music industry as an employee or in your own business?

Learn how to promote events and manage artists so you can start your own business or gain work in the music industry with this qualification.

You'll learn combined music and business skills in event promotion, artist management, record label operations and music publishing. Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe all under the guidance of our industry experienced lecturers.

This hands-on approach throughout the year culminates in opportunities for work placement for you to apply a range of specific music business skills.

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