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Duration:1 year

Music Business

This program gives you a rock-solid foundation enabling you to forge a meaningful and successful career in the international music industry.
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Key information

  • Start your own label

    You will set up and run your own independent record label, with guidance from industry professionals.
  • Guest lecturers

    You will be lectured by industry professionals on a regular basis.
  • work experience

    During the course, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at by:Larm.
  • Admission requirements

    One of the following requierements: professional certificate/apprenticeship diploma, completed three years of secondary school, Higher Education Entrance Qualification or the equivalent. 
  • Tuition fees

    55 400 kr per semester*. The study programme qualifies for grants and loans from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
  • Professional College
  • Fall 2023
  • Full-time
  • 60 Points
  • Oslo
  • 1 year
  • English

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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Music Industry Contracts and Agreements
  • Promotion, Public Relations & Marketing
  • Tour planning & bespoke events

Study model

This course runs over one year and is divided into two semesters. Under you can see the study model with compulsory subjects. Changes may occur.
60 total ECTS credits
60 ECTS credits
1. semester
2. semester

Career opportunities

Meet the lecturers

  • Our lecturers

    Music 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.


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The application process

Here you will find important information about the application process and how you can best prepare for the start of your studies.
  • How to apply

    Min Side for søkere is where you accept the offer and upload necessary documentation for your qualifications.
  • Important deadlines

    The application deadline is April 15, 2024. The deadline for submitting transcripts and certificates is July 1, 2024.
  • Processing time

    For 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.
  • Semester registration

    You 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.
  • SiO (Oslo) and Sammen (Bergen)

    SiO and Sammen offers housing, health services, kindergardens, fitness centers and much more to its members.
  • Loans and grants

    All our study programs are publicly approved and give the right to apply for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
  • Services and adaptations

    As a student, you can get guidance, adaptation and follow-up on study-related questions and challenges. We have a duty of confidentiality.
  • Mitt Kristiania

    This is where you get an overview of your schedule, syllabus, services and other tools you need as a student.
  • Student ID card

    As a new student, you can have a student card made on all our campuses. Your student card serves as an access card at the college’s campuses, ID for exams, payment card for printers and library card.

Need help?

Our student ambassadors are happy to answer you - by chat, phone, e-mail or video.
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