BIMM Dublin launches BA Music Business Scholarship with Spotify

25 June, 2020

Here at BIMM Institute Dublin, we’re extremely proud to announce the launch of the Spotify BA Music Business Scholarship at BIMM Institute Dublin for the academic year 2020/2021. The Scholarship will offer one lucky student a coveted place on our new innovative three-year BA (Hons) Music Business undergraduate course.

Our recently launched BA (Hons) Music Business is the first full-time undergraduate degree of its kind in Ireland, and provides students with a wide range of career options and opportunities. This exclusive Scholarship will allow one student to pursue the first step of their dream of working in the music industry, without having to worry about paying for tuition.

All students who apply for the BA (Hons) Music Business course are eligible to apply for our new scholarship. If you’re interested in applying for the scholarship, please complete an application for our BA (Hons) Music Business course by 31st July 2020.

Speaking on the announcement of the scholarship Ann Marie Shields, Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute Dublin said:

“On behalf of myself and all at BIMM Institute Dublin, we are really excited to announce The Spotify Music Business Scholarship.  We are proud that Spotify has agreed to join forces with BIMM Institute Dublin to create this fantastic opportunity. The recipient will become immersed in our creative community, honing their knowledge and music business network on the three-year BA (Hons) Music Business course starting this September.”

Aaron Casey, BIMM Institute Dublin Course Leader of BA (Hons) Music Business echoed the excitement, saying:

“The Spotify Music Business Scholarship comes at a time of great change within all our lives. Our new relationship is the result of Spotify’s continued commitment to supporting Irish music.”

He continues:

“The recipient of this scholarship will have their tuition for our new BA (Hons) in Music Business covered over the course of their three years of study. This will allow them the time to focus on becoming a supportive and ethical operator within BIMM Dublin’s creative community before becoming part of the global music industry.”

Sulinna Ong, Head of Music, Spotify UK/IE spoke about the importance of supporting the next generation of music industry professionals:

“Supporting the next generation of talent is integral to our values at Spotify, and we want to ensure that deserving new artists are given the opportunity to explore and elevate their abilities in a dedicated learning environment.The Spotify Music Business Scholarship at BIMM Institute Dublin will ensure that an up-and-coming Irish artist gets an in-depth education in all aspects of the music business, is fully qualified for the industry and hopefully going on to inspire more new talent in turn.”

Why choose BA (Hons) Music Business?

Our new course is perfect if you’re wanting to be involved in music and are thinking of launching your own record label, setting up artist management, running your own music publishing company, promoting events or have an interest in design and branding. It’s also the perfect choice if you’re an artist looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the music industry to steer your performance career with increased precision.

Many of our graduates have become entrepreneurs, setting up businesses in the creative arts or working for companies such as Warner Music, MCD Production and Downtown Music Publishing. Others have built on their studies to pursue such as Music Therapy, Composition, and also Popular Music Research at Masters level.

We will be open in September and are fully committed to delivering the high-quality student experience that we are known for while adhering to all government and health authority guidance.

How to apply for our Spotify Music Business Scholarship

Prospective students can apply for the scholarship by completing an application, which includes a personal statement. For the scholarship application, all applicants must also be recommended at the interview stage and meet minimum entry requirements for the course.

The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of suitable applicants, with Spotify deciding who the scholarship student will be. We will announce the winner in early September.

Applications for the BA (Hons) Music Business are made directly to BIMM Institute Dublin by contacting [email protected] for further information. The deadline to apply is 31st July 2020. 


Want to come and join us at BIMM Institute Dublin? Enquire now and start your life in music, or contact our friendly team at [email protected].

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