Music BusinessThis program gives you a rock-solid foundation enabling you to forge a meaningful and successful career in the international music industry.
Start your own labelYou will set up and run your own independent record label, with guidance from industry professionals.
Guest lecturersYou will be lectured by industry professionals on a regular basis.
work experienceDuring the course, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at by:Larm.
Admission requirementsOne of the following requierements: professional certificate/apprenticeship diploma, completed three years of secondary school, Higher Education Entrance Qualification or the equivalent.
Tuition fees55 400 kr per semester*. The study programme qualifies for grants and loans from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
What will you learn?
Throughout this course you will learn about the main branches of the Nordics and global music industries and how each of these branches are interconnected.
Theoretical teaching is combined with “up-to-the-minute” practical assignments, as well as the operation of student-run independent record labels.
During your study time, we will focus on topics that include:
- Record Labels
- Music Publishing
- Artist Management
- Music Industry Contracts and Agreements
- Promotion, Public Relations & Marketing
- Tour planning & bespoke events
60 total ECTS credits
60 ECTS credits
Meet the lecturers
Our lecturersMusic Business has been a staple of Kristiania’s suite of programmes since 2019. The core teaching staff for the programme have almost 35 years combined experience in the domestic and international music industry, at the highest levels. They have worked and continue to work with some of the global music industry’s biggest record labels, music publishers and indeed artists. Students on the course enjoy the fruits of this expansive experience, on a day-to-day basis, in lectures, workshops and clinics. Students also have the unique experience of working with Ingrooves/Universal, one of the largest distributors for some of the finest record labels and artists. The opportunities for expanding your network are many and varied. Guest lecturers and mentors from the music industry are a regular and common element of the course, throughout your time with us. If the music industry is where you want to be, this is the only answer!
I have over 20-years of experience as an artist manager in the international music industry. In my career I have worked with some of the industry's biggest names and have built a global network.
The application process
Important deadlinesThe application deadline is April 15, 2024. The deadline for submitting transcripts and certificates is July 1, 2024.Important deadlines
Processing timeFor study programs with rolling admissions, you will receive a conditional offer within 1–3 days of submitting the application, if there are available slots for the study program you applied for.Processing time
Semester registrationYou must register and confirm your individual education plan before you are reported as an active student to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, and to gain access to your subjects in Canvas, the learning platform.Semester registration
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