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Notting Hill Arts Club launches music business school

By | Published on Thursday 29 October 2015

Notting Hill Arts Club

The Notting Hill Arts Club has unveiled a new music business education initiative called the Notting Hill Academy Of Music. Backed by an assortment of music companies and with Trevor Nelson as a patron, the new venture is being positioned as a “boutique finishing school” offering “music industry courses designed and delivered by award-winning professionals and top educationalists in the field”.

The school will offer a range of six to twelve month courses, and will award MAs in Future Of Music and higher education certificates in music business entrepreneurship. Shorter courses will also be available in A&R, songwriting and such like.

The former head of the Academy Of Contemporary Music’s Business School, Ewan Grant, will lead many of the courses as well as industry relations. He told reporters: “Britain is a hotbed of musical talent, and we’re focused on giving those starting out a very real and useful insight into the industry. Our courses, tools and contacts will unravel the business side of the music world, giving our students the knowledge necessary to forge a career they otherwise may not have the means or guidance to pursue”.

Meanwhile aforementioned patron Trevor Nelson confirmed he was “thrilled” about his involvement in the new education programme. “For most people, one shot is all you get” he noted, “so at the Academy our ambition is to enable students to know what to expect when starting out. That way, we can develop those with a genuine passion for music so they can navigate their own way in the notoriously tricky world of music”.

The Academy will be showcasing its programmes at two open days next month.



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