music production suite

The music industry is innovative, fast-paced and constantly changing, as technological advances and new platforms present new opportunities. The Music Industry programme is aimed at young adult offenders who are interested in making a living from music.

The course will focus on developing the core skills needed as a music business entrepreneur. Covering areas such as artist management, marketing, music publishing, copyright legislation, the internet and social media, the live industry, music recording and distribution.

The core components of the course will be:

  • The Music Business
  • Artist Development & Management
  • Digital Music
  • Live Sound Technology
  • Concert/Event Promotion & Tour Management
  • Administration & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Media
  • Music Publishing

We will also look at other potential areas of employment, such as backstage work, stage hands, roadies, sound/audio technicians, lighting technicians. As well as A&R, artist liaison, booking agents, cruise ships, sound engineer, label management, digital games, social media, festival management, media pluggers and runners

Taught by leading music professionals, we will provide our students with the most up to date knowledge and skills necessary to enter the music business, whether it’s launching their own band, securing an internship or job placement or setting up their own music business venture.

  • 4-week Programme
  • 20 students
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Young adult offenders often relate to those who have ‘walked in their shoes’, those who have the lived experience of the criminal justice system. The AP Foundation believe that the ex-offender community has an important role to play in resettlement and rehabilitation.

Arts, culture and media programmes are also an effective way of engaging difficult to engage young adult people in productive activities connected with their leisure interests, developing their vocational and transferable employment skills, boosting their employability and reducing re-offending.