It’s been a rough year for musicians and performers.
With live music, gigs and concerts a distant memory/faraway dream for now, the industry has been devastated by Covid-19, with Phil Coulter proclaiming March 14th, 2020 “was the day the music died”.
If you’re a performer waiting out the pandemic, Munster Technological University has launched a free Entrepreneurship, Business & Digital Course for Musicians that could help you plan ahead for a post-pandemic career in music.
“The aim of this Erasmus+ KA2 funded project is to create a training programme in digital and entrepreneurial skills for new musicians and performers,” says MTU.
“The programme, with comprehensive and interdisciplinary modules, will focus on technical, communications, entrepreneurial and business skills.”
The course content is composed and delivered by a team of accomplished academics from the three partner institutions, The Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence at Munster Technological University, Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EHB) (School of Arts Koninklijk Conservatorium) and is open to participants in Ireland, Spain and Belgium.
The course will be delivered remotely and free of charge on Thursday mornings from March 4th to June 24th, and consists of three modules.
- Entrepreneurial and business approaches to musical idea creation, assessment, development, and management.
- Technology, home recording, lighting, audio-visual, streaming, and creative uses of technology; and,
- Social media and marketing including branding, tools, and measuring effectiveness.