New BIMM University Berlin Hamburg course for 2023

3 November, 2022

Following the popularity of our joint honours course BMus (Hons) Popular Music & Songwriting, we are delighted to announce a new joint honours programme coming to BIMM University Berlin Hamburg from Autumn 2023 – BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business. 

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About the course

The BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business course offers aspiring songwriters the chance to nurture their talents as a songwriter while gaining in-depth knowledge of how the business works.  

The programme will focus on songwriting techniques, styles and genres, working with bands, music publishing and marketing. Through combining their creative practice with their entrepreneurial mindset, graduates will be able to progress into a wide range of careers including: 

  • becoming a self-managed artist or songwriter or a composer for film or TV 
  • entering into the world of live performance, music publishing and copyright collection 
  • completing professional qualifications in areas such as entertainment law or music and business education. 

Upon completion of the course, graduates will receive a bachelor’s degree awarded by BIMM University (UK). 

“The introduction of BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business represents an exciting expansion in our joint-honours offering at BIMM University Berlin Hamburg. Modern songwriters need both creative vision and business acumen to build a successful, lasting career. Developing those skills in tandem ensures that graduates from our Songwriting and Music Business degree will be well equipped to immediately enter the industry.”

Ciaran Bradshaw, Deputy College Principal – BIMM University Berlin Hamburg 

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The music industry in Hamburg

Hamburg is a music metropolis with a village character: the city is teeming with venues, labels, recording studios and more that passionately work to feed Hamburg’s insatiable musical appetite. Each September, the strength of Hamburg’s music industry is laid out for the world to see at Reeperbahn Festival, Europe’s largest club festival and music industry conference. 

For aspiring songwriters who also want to gain an understanding of the business, Hamburg’s close-knit music community offers the perfect environment to grow both as a creative and industry professional – whether they want to work on solo projects or with other artists.  

Find out more about the BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business course.

For more information, please contact or give us a call on +49 (0)40 874 09 632. 

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