Will I Be Accepted Onto The Programme?

Entry requirements are 96 UCAS points (equivalent to CCC at A level or MMM at Pearson’s BTEC level 3). However, we operate a flexible admissions policy, taking into consideration things like professional experience and your performance at interview stage.

What sort of student are you looking for?

We are looking to establish that you are a hard-working, passionate individual who would be well placed to secure a role in the music industry upon graduation. A passion for music and an entrepreneurial spirit are both desirable qualities. Other qualities such as being inquisitive and being unafraid to challenge the status quo are things that would serve you well on our programme and, ultimately, employment in the music business.

What will I do on the BA Hons Music Business programme?

You will learn the core knowledge surrounding the modern music business, considering things such as streaming platforms, social media, distribution, traditional marketing, Web3, and much more. You will also be given opportunity to apply your learning in the real world by way of, for example, a guaranteed work placement and running a release campaign as part of your final year project.

Who will I have contact with as part of my studies?

You will be in contact with a skilled team of qualified, subject-specialist lecturers and academic staff, as well as student support and welfare officers. Furthermore, you will be given access to a dedicated industry mentor throughout your programme, as well as being able to access masterclasses and open seminars with some of the music industry’s leading professionals.

Why should I study with Ostereo Education as opposed to an existing provider?

Ostereo is a music company (record label, music publisher, and music management agency) founded in 2016. Since its inception, Ostereo has amassed billions of streams and plays for its music catalogues and generated commercial success for the artists it represents. Now, as an education provider, Ostereo Education aims to impart its industry know-how and expertise into the music business’ budding generation.

What sort of jobs would I be qualified for upon graduation?

Our BA Hons Music Business programme has been designed specifically with employability in mind. We are aiming to educate students in the most prevalent roles and sectors in today’s music business including; digital distribution, Web3.0, music streaming, recorded music and licensing. The types of roles suitable to your development upon graduation would include:

  • A&R Executive
  • Distribution Executive
  • Artist Manager / Assistant Manager
  • Licensing / Synchronisation Co-ordinator
  • Music Supervisor
  • Playlisting Executive
  • Music business administrator
  • Publishing administrator

Furthermore, during your programme, we will encourage and support you in realising your entrepreneurial ambitions by way of, for example, giving you access to open sessions with our Professional Advisory Group (a committee of industry experts that has been established by Ostereo Education to guide the development of our programme by way of sharing music industry updates and transferring knowledge), in order that you can understand the latest developments within the music business and their commercial impact on creators and professionals.

What will the admissions process & interview be like?

Prior to admission onto our BA Hons Music Business programme, we will ask you to complete a written assignment, an oracy assessment (short presentation) and a short interview with our academic and industry team. We will be looking to establish that you have the necessary academic and research skills to progress through the programme, as well as the requisite work ethic and attitude to be successful in landing your dream job in the music industry upon graduation.

Where will the campus be?

In the heart of the (arguably) greatest city centre in the world, Manchester!

What will I need to provide for the programme?

You will need a laptop to study on Ostereo Educations BA Hons Music Business programme.

Where will the accommodation be?

We will share details with candidates for accommodation providers in Manchester prior to their admission in 2023.

How many students will be on the programme?

Student numbers will grow exponentially over a 5 year plan. However, for the first cohort (starting in September 2023), we will be accepting around 30 students.