BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO Announces Foundation Diploma in Music Business Scholarship 2023

26 May, 2023

BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO continue to support and shape the Irish music industry with the announcement of the BIMM Dublin IMRO Foundation Diploma in Music Business Scholarship

BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO are delighted to announce the sixth BIMM Institute Dublin IMRO Diploma in Music Business Scholarship which will offer one student the opportunity to study on this year-long Foundation Diploma course free of charge. Prospective students can apply for the scholarship by submitting an enquiry to the team at [email protected].

In 2018, BIMM Institute Dublin, part of Europe’s most connected and successful music college, added to its range of courses by launching the BIMM Institute Dublin Foundation Diploma in Music Business course which has been a game-changer for the Irish music scene. This a part-time course designed to offer students a practical skill set precisely designed with future entrepreneurism and employment in mind including Music Promotion and Marketing, Artist Management, Tour Management, Physical and Digital Music Distribution, e-commerce in the Music Industry, Music Publishing and Recording, Live Music Events and Touring. The course is ideal for those with no experience in the industry and who wish to use it as a foundation for further study or entrepreneurship.

Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO said: “IMRO is delighted to continue its partnership with BIMM Dublin on its Music Business Foundation Diploma course. It is critical that we support and nurture the next generation of creative thinkers and industry professionals. BIMM graduates are to be found in every sector of the music industry in Ireland which is testament to the quality of the tuition, experiences and industry connections that students are exposed to during their time at this renowned institution”. 

BIMM Institute Dublin College Principal, Alan Cullivan said: “IMRO is a vital organisation within the Irish music industry and has been for many years. It always displays unwavering support for Irish artists, both new and established, in their role of collection society, education provider and lobbyist for greater development and investment in homegrown talent. Partnering with IMRO on our Music Business Foundation Diploma scholarship makes perfect sense for us, as no one cares more about the business of music in Ireland than IMRO”.

2020’s scholarship winner, Laura McCabe, commented: “I was so lucky to have been awarded the scholarship to study the diploma in Music Business with BIMM this year. Financially it hugely took the pressure off me, as well as giving me the confidence I needed to further pursue my career in Artist Management. While I’ve been working as an artist manager for several years, undertaking this study and diploma, only furthered my knowledge of music business, and solidified my love for my work. The tutors are all experienced members of the industry, and we learned so much from them, as well as the brilliant guest speakers that were brought into lectures – many which I knew from the industry already, or else new ones I now have a base connection with because of it. “I’m so thankful to IMRO for selecting me for this scholarship at BIMM Institute. I really enjoyed my time studying there!”

The BIMM group is the largest and leading provider of music education in Europe and has taken raw talents and turned them into industry professionals, earning a living doing what they love. The BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music Business will be delivered at BIMM Institute Dublin, Ireland’s most vibrant and diverse community of musicians providing unique opportunities for collaborative student learning, as well as direct connectivity to an industry that will enhance future career prospects.

This course, like all qualifications at BIMM Institute Dublin, is delivered by tutors with experience working at the highest levels of the music business, which ensures that the delivery of this qualification will be distinctive, relevant, and uniquely cutting edge.

Application forms for the scholarship can be requested via [email protected].

The closing date for scholarship applications is Friday 11th August at 4:00 pm.

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