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Henley Business School, world leaders in business management and leadership education are to launch a new Henley MBA for the Music Industry – Sep 2012

Henley Business School are to deliver a new Henley MBA for the Music Industry, combining the breadth of general management areas covered by its existing triple accredited MBA, with a more specific orientation towards the music business & IP management. The initiative is backed by a steering committee of international industry luminaries, the course will be created as an essential, recognised qualification for dynamic business managers and future business leaders.

The steering committee includes:

Ted Cohen, managing partner of TAG strategic and known throughout the music industry as an industry leader in embracing and exploiting new technologies.

Nigel Elderton, Managing Director Peermusic Uk, Chairman of MPA & MCPS, Director of PRS for Music, UK Music and founding trustee of the Performing Right Society Foundation.

Simon Napier Bell - Known as the man behind Dusty Springfield’s hit ‘You don’t have to say you love me’ and Wham! author Simon Napier –Bell has a long musical history as both a song- writer and music manager associated with Marc Bolan, The Yardbirds and Jimmy Page.

Phillip R Graham, Senior Vice President Writer/ Publisher Relations at BMI,

Anthony Hall, Lawyer, and legal counsel for the BPI rights committee. Fred Cannon, BMI Senior Vice President for Government Relations and former Executive at EMI Records working with; The Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Sex Pistols, Elton John and Lionel Richie to name only a few.

Carl Leighton – Pope , founder of The Performing Artists Network Agency with a management and touring career spanning over 30 years, Carl has worked with some heavyweight stadium acts such as Simple Minds, Dire Straits, REO Speedwagon, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison and most recently Michael Buble. Carl still works with most of his artists and recently took on the role of consultant to The Harlem Globetrotters and WWE for all of their performances outside North America.

Vick Bain, Chief Operating Officer of BASCA.

Alan Guinn Managing Director of The Guinn Consultancy Group a business inspired following his attendance at one of Henley Business School’s Corporate Programs.

Richard Smith – Director of Mission Control

Lord Lingfield, Knight Principal of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor (Chairman of the Knights’ Council) will be providing the course with an extremely distinguished course patron. He was knighted for services to education in January 1993.

The Team at Henley is headed by Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School which is part of the University of Reading, Dr Richard McBain Director of Post-experience Postgraduate Programmes, Dr Peter Michael Miskell,  Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching and Helen Gammons MBA, Programme Director. The Henley MBA  for the Music Industry is designed around the core Henley MBA modules which are applied directly to the participant’s business (either their own or their employers, and can be any music or music content based business), which are known to affect that business with immediate and measurable results.  Specially tailored electives for the music industry have been incorporated into the core modules to enhance learning and have been created to involve industry and focus on relevant issues. It is an exciting and enriching program with real world application throughout.

Helen Gammons MBA, author ‘The Art of Music Publishing’ 2011, Music Publisher and business owner (Sync In The City, G2 Music, Rotolight.com), International Director & shareholder Avex/Prime direction (Japan) and former Head of Business School at ACM is pleased with the immediate and positive industry response: “This initiative is a world first and industry are really embracing this opportunity”

Nigel Elderton – European President Peer Music. Chairman MPA, MCPS adds his support to the development of the course: ” This will play a positive role in helping provide the skill set that our industry so desperately requires” .

Former Henley graduate Vick Bain of BASCA, who recently announced the launch of the course to BASCA members says; “It would be no understatement to say BASCA as an organisation has been transformed as a result of my Henley MBA learning. The culture is more positive, forward looking and outward facing and financial security has increased greatly. Everything has changed for the positive and I put it primarily down to the knowledge gained as a result of my MBA”.

Professor John Board – Dean of Henley Business School stated ” This strategic partnership builds on the strengths of Henley and a dynamic creative industry in a new and powerful collaboration”.

Henley Business School will officially launch the Henley MBA for the Music Industry at Midem 2012. The course has already attracted sponsorship enquiries from several corporate brands. Henley are pleased to announce that their first commercial partnership will be with Sunseeker who are sponsoring the launch and providing corporate hospitality at the Midem event.

For exclusive content requirements, further quotes from steering committee members available on request.

For more information please contact : Course Director: Helen Gammons: helen.gammons@henley.com

Music Industry Trade & Consumer Press Enquiries: Sacha Taylor-Cox : sacha@getinvolvedltd.com/ 07957 338525

Henley Business School Press Enquiries: Rosemary Hayes: rosemary.hayes@henley.com

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