Bucks Music 20
Date: 7th Jun 2016
In 2015, Buckinghamshire New University marks 20 years offering industry-leading music business and live event management courses and is holding a glittering event at the House of Lords on Thursday 5 March to celebrate.
The University expects that a host of important industry names will attend the event, as well as successful graduates and influential partners, and is inviting journalists and music figures to come along and mark the occasion.
Teresa Moore, Head of Department - Music and Events Management, said: "Bucks New University has been offering highly vocational programmes now for 20 years and we will be proud to celebrate at the House of Lords.
"All of our courses are geared to the industry and delivered by a team of talented tutors, the majority still working in influential positions in the sector, and we have many graduates occupying key sector roles that we are very proud to say were taught at Bucks New University."
These graduates include Dan Fisk, Curation Director at Ministry of Sound; Tom Wheeley, Senior Director of Global Business Development at The Orchard; Aslak Klever, label head for Norway, Denmark and Sweden for Caroline International; and Charles FitzGerald, Head of Artist Partnerships at independent music company PIAS.
Bucks New University also runs its own in-house music business company, MC9 Music Ltd, which involves students working with renowned including Newton Faulkner. Students also benefit from work experience opportunities with companies including Sony and Universal Music.
Executives from the worlds of music publishing, branding, recording and artist management also work with academics to ensure that course content stays at the cutting edge. The industry collective is known as BIGMusic (the Bucks Music Industry Group) and provides regular 'reality checks' on the relevance of its music business courses, including looking at social networking, the changing scope of record companies and copyright law.
Bucks New University offers degrees in Music Business; Music and Live Events Management; Music Business and Brand Marketing; Music Management and Artist Development; Music Management and Studio Production; and Music Performance Management.
To see more of graduates' stories go to bucksunimusic20.com. Further details about the 5 March event will be released in the New Year.
Main picture caption: Newton Faulkner's performance at Bucks New University involved students from MC9 Music Ltd.
Picture caption 2: Teresa Moore, Head of Department - Music and Events Management.