Master’s Degree in Music Management and Production
|Calendar||From 10 Oct. 2023 to 23 May 2024|
|Schedule||Tuesday to Thursday, 16:00 - 19:30.|
|Mode||Attending. It is necessary to attend 80% of classes in order to be evaluated|
The irruption of digital platforms and the streaming distribution of music contents have introduced a paradigm shift in the management and production models and musical creation.
In order to achieve a successful career in this changing environment, being a good composer or performer is not enough. You must master a whole series of premises and tools: knowing the business environment, the dynamics of the industry, the artistic management or the role of festivals as a platform of live music broadcasting; the recording of a work or the digital creative process, as well as the subsequent commercialization and management of music and its artist.
The Master’s Degree in Music Management and Production will provide you with the necessary knowledge of the world of music management and an introduction to recordings and music production for live performances and recordings, to open your way in the world of music in its diversity of fields and find the professional profile that best suits you. Accompanied by the best teachers and active professionals, you will acquire the skills that will help you develop in the world of music. You will have the chance to carry out extracurricular internships at the Sonar, Perelada and Pedralbes festivals, in venues such as El Palau de la Música, L’Auditori, El Mercat de les Flors and concert agencies such as Theproject.
Access to the Master requires:
The Master is organized in different modules and a final work. We will deal with the legislation required to produce concerts in different venues (open air, concert halls, theaters, festivals…), as well as notions of accounting and budgets to be able to forecast and control expenses. We will also talk about the logistics needed to organize musical events and produce them, anticipating all those aspects that lead to the success of the organization by minimizing the unforeseen.
We will also study the intellectual property legislation, whether and how to register our works to get an economic profit (copyright) or share them online (copyleft).
We will get inside a recording studio and deal with the processes, techniques and troubles of the recordings. We will get to know the situation in front of and behind the microphone in a recording, and we will be introduced to production and post production, as well as live sound.
We will finally deepen in marketing techniques and marcoms to get our work distributed to the public.
There will be the possibility of doing extracurricular internships with professionals from the best festivals in Catalonia, music production facilities and concert agencies.
The Master’s Degree Final Thesis will be focused on designing a musical project proposal, based on basic sections that will be directly related to the subjects and content learned during the Master’s Degree.
The structure and organization of the classes is fully integrated within the framework of the European Higher Education Area, with the goal that students learn to combine different capacities: receiving information through theoretical classes, learning technical skills through practical experience, and making personal introspection through experiences and reflections, so that they suit the needs and demands of the environment.
|Project development|| 5 || 1
|Legislation and Intellectual property rights|| 5 || 2
|Artistic management|| 5 || 3
|Sound production technology|| 5 || 1
|Recording and post production techniques|| 5 || 3
|Live music sound production|| 5 || 3
|Events management|| 5 || 1
|Marcoms|| 5 || 2
|Innovation|| 5 || 2
|Master's Final Thesis|| 15 || annual
The coordination of the Master will manage the extracurricular internships with the collaborating partners. The 240 hours of unpaid internships can be in the morning throughout the course or in the months of June and July, depending on the needs of production companies, equipments and festivals. Students can do internships with a previous interview as long as they have the appropriate profile.
The objectives of the Master in Management and Music Production are:
The purpose is to train musicians, managers and producers with the widest possible approach, highly qualified both in studio and live events, and with a transversal knowledge of the international musical industry and environment.
The program is aimed at all those people related to music who want to have a wider knowledge of the industry to be able to produce musical projects, both their own and those of other professionals.:
Coordination: Marta Casals (PhD) i Imma Grimalt
Other professors with national and international recognition are also invited to teach specific monographic seminars every course. Invited professors of the last edition:
Classes from Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1st quarter: October 10, 2023 – December 21, 2023
2nd quarter: January 9, 2024 – March 14, 2024
3rd quarter: March 19, 2024 – May 22, 2024
Dates to remember
Submission of Master’s Degree Final Thesis: 2 June, 2024
Final Thesis dissertation: 10-14 June, 2024
Master in collaboration with: