About us

Our Aim, Vision and Purpose

To create an Academy for the future creative pioneers, entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders within the music and creative industries with the aim to: educate, elevate, inspire, create, disrupt and develop.

To educate, motivate and inspire our students through a unique provision of quality content, knowledge and contextualised learning through unrivalled access to industry placements that are integrated into the assessed programmes.

There is currently no premier finishing school in this sector and this is what we aim to become

Why choose Notting Hill Academy of Music?

Education and the music industry are constantly evolving. The music industry is extremely reactive and we felt that standard education in this country doesn’t best serve the needs of this ever changing industry. With our senior management having been involved in the music industry and music education over the past 10 years, we have seen the area of music education change over the years and feel that our academy offers what others don’t; to educate, motivate and inspire our students through a unique provision of quality content, knowledge and contextualised learning through unrivalled access to industry placements that are integrated into the assessed programmes.

Our courses have been specifically tailored to fit the elements of the fast changing music industry. During your course, our tutors will create flexibility and adaptability to your individual needs. Offering: professional advice, mentoring and industry contacts. Whilst we are constantly searching for the new stars of the future that will change the shape of this intoxicating industry, we significantly encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of you as an individual. Our students are the most important people we work with, whether you’re an artist, songwriter, producer, or even want to own a label management company, we are here to help and guide you to discover your aspirations and reach your full potential. Understanding the business is the key to success. The music industry is globally changing and expanding faster than ever. At the academy you will learn essential skills such as meeting the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of the global entertainment industry.

We will deliver:

Courses here are vocational, showing students where the current revenue streams are and how our students can become an asset to employers.

Expert lecturers – who are currently in the business – will use their experience to deliver up to date information and insight to the students.

When facing the employment of the music industry, we aim to create significant opportunities for work placements within all the major and independent sectors of the music industry. These areas can include: recorded music, music publishing, artist management, the live industry, digital companies, collection societies, trade bodies, new entrants and many others.

Explore advanced concepts and models in the global music industry:

You will apply managerial and/or entrepreneurial skills to existing entertainment and music business environments;
Lead and influence the direction of the profession as visionaries, executives, and entrepreneurs;
Gain a thorough understanding of the elements of a successful enterprise /business in the creative industries.

You will:

  1. Apply managerial and/or entrepreneurial skills to existing entertainment and music business environments.
  2. Lead and influence the direction of the profession as visionaries, executives and entrepreneurs.
  3. Gain a thorough understanding of the elements of a successful enterprise/business in the creative industries.

Potential students should demonstrate:

Passion, honesty, integrity, commitment and a strong work ethic.
Basic knowledge of the music business is a must but the student must also demonstrate a willingness to learn.
An ability to research and analyse throughout all our modules.
An understanding of the current situation of the entertainment industry and technology.
The music industry is changing faster than ever—and expanding worldwide. You will learn how to meet the artistic management and entrepreneurial challenges of the global entertainment industry. From crowdsourcing to music streaming, the way of doing business in the music industry is being revolutionized. The programmes are both educational and vocational (you will work in the industry) and ideal if you have a vested interest in both music and business, and want to gain a competitive edge in the industry. The courses are 6 months to one year in length allowing viable options to those who want to get a more inclusive, intensive and robust view of how the industry can be worked to their advantage more so than say the traditional 2/3 year degree programmes. Class sizes are deliberately kept low to enable 1-1 feedback between the student’s lecturers and staff.

Notting Hill Arts Club

Notting Hill Arts Club is a historical ground for budding musicians. From George Ezra’s first London show to the uniting of the Libertines. For the past 18 years the club has celebrated the contemporary British art and culture. Developing artists have met, played and discussed how they would change the future. The family atmosphere has promoted a culture where ideas and music has the chance to grow and develop. Given the history, the Club naturally paves the way for an exciting future for the Notting Hill Academy of Music and its students. Future students will be able to play and promote work, learning in a space that has inspired so many. With the Club coming to its 18th year, it is time to create a home for future musicians both at night and now during the day.

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