Launched by SAMRO and Boston City Campus in 2021, the MBSLP aims to introduce musicians to the music business and help them better navigate the South African music industry. SAMRO will cover course fees, valued at R5,960, for 50 SAMRO members to successfully participate in the programme.
The short course will help participants develop practical skills and provide them with valuable information and insights to better understand and navigate the complexities of the music industry.
At the end of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and practical skills needed to:
- Produce basic artist management techniques with a focus on building artist brands.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to copyright laws and the technical competence to apply these techniques universally.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the music industry.
- Create sponsorship proposals to organize music events.
To apply for the MBSLP, the candidate must:
- Be a SAMRO member with a legitimate relationship number.
- Have a Grade 12 Certificate or National Certificate: NQF Level 4, or equivalent qualification.
- Have a good understanding of English – the language of communication, instruction, and assessment in Boston, as well as have access to a computer and the Internet, or to a Boston campus.
- Make sure they are available to book approximately 10 hours per week to take the course over an eight-week period between May 28 and July 25.
Note: Boston City Campus has appointed qualified and experienced educators to provide support to learners. Students can contact the educators at any time by e-mail or, alternatively, make telephone appointments.
Applicants must apply here before May 20.
MBSLP applications will be evaluated by a committee comprised of representatives from SAMRO and Boston City Campus.
“Boston’s network of support centers will provide students with access to computers, online assessments, filmed lectures, electronic library facilities, exam locations and administrative services,” SAMRO said. “Certain course materials and/or grades and assessments will only be accessible online or electronically.”
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