Dr Michael Jones BA, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer Music

Teaching

Music Industry

My teaching Music Industry stretches back 20 years. Over that time I have needed to introduce and amend a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. There is a reason for each module and each modification but the consistent elements are that musicians either need to manage themselves or to be managed - because they are de facto businesses as well as 'artists'. And, because of this, they must always enter into legally-binding agreements, so the study of contracts is central to understanding music industry.

MBA:
The Recording Industry
Rights Ownership and Publishing
International Music Markets
Issues in On-line Music
Artist Management
Dissertation supervision

MA MIS:
The Recording Industry as a Cultural Industry
Music and the Legal System
Music Management
Music Industry
Music Contracts
Dissertation supervision

MA BCM
Audiences
Artistic Planning
Managing Classical Music
Working at the Philharmonic
Dissertation

BA
Music Intermediaries
Pop Acts
Music as Intellectual Property
Music and Commerce
SOTA 300 (work placement module – Music Dept. component)
Working in Music Industry
Dissertation/Project supervision

Music and Politics

Politics is never far from music because music exists as a fundamental form of commentary on its social and cultural contexts of composition and production. At different times I have taught versions of a module with the title Music and Politics.

Songwriting

As a former songwriter I retain a strong sense of pop composition, notably song-lyrics and how they need to work with and within musical settings. I have introduced and taught two songwriting modules:

Song-writing and Symbolic Goods
Song-writing

Modules for 2020-21

ARTISTIC PLANNING

Module code: MUSI543

Role: Module Co-ordinator

AUDIENCES

Module code: MUSI540

Role: Teaching

DISSERTATION

Module code: MUSI524

Role: Teaching

DISSERTATION MA IN THE BUSINESS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

Module code: MUSI544

Role: Teaching

GLOBALISATION AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Module code: MUSI520

Role: Teaching

INDEPENDENT PROJECT: RESEARCH

Module code: MUSI399

Role: Teaching

MANAGING CLASSICAL MUSIC

Module code: MUSI541

Role: Module Co-ordinator

MUSIC CONTRACTS

Module code: MUSI516

Role: Teaching

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Module code: MUSI526

Role: Teaching

MUSIC INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT

Module code: MUSI522

Role: Teaching

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS WORK PLACEMENTS MODULE

Module code: SOTA300

Role: Teaching

WORKING AT THE PHILHARMONIC

Module code: MUSI542

Role: Module Co-ordinator