Music Business

West College Scotland


Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus


This course will give you the opportunity to develop a variety of skills within the music business. You will learn how to run a live event, how to release a record and how to manage an artist. Although there are elements of theory in most units you will study, this is a highly practical course, where you will gain ‘real world’ experience, either by working for the colleges own record and promotions company, or setting up your own business to develop through your time on this course.

You'll learn about:
The structure of the music industry; Music marketing and promotion; Music Law; Music Industry Finance; Running A Live Music Event; Releasing A Record; Artist Management; Tour Management.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, preferably English or a related subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Music Business

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Music Business

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts