The Global Music Industry

Do you love bands and the music business?  Are you always looking for new festivals to hit? Do you want to have an exciting career where there are no limits as to how far you can go? Do you enjoy thinking globally and entrepreneurially? Or do you just love music and want to be around it? The music industry is a multi faceted industry and you can turn your passion into a career.  Come to London and learn first hand where you can find a home for your passion. Why London? The Music Business is a global business and those that know the global side of the business WILL have a decided leg up in this highly competitive and rewarding industry. Whether your goal is recording, performing, engineering, producing, marketing or publishing, this one of a kind program will give you the real-world tools and experience to take your first steps onto the stage as a music industry professional.

We have a hands on approach for this class and we visit some of the luminary businesses such as Spotify, Live Nation, SONY, Domino Records and many many more! The streets of London and the boardrooms of the Global Music Industry will be your classroom for this summer! The whole business begins with songs and we will be meeting and working with famous songwriters and producers whose work has spanned the globe.

The rest of British Studies may sleep at night.  But our students meet when and where they must.  So during LondonAWAY! be ready to really see and feel what 24-7 living and learning amounts to. Now how is that for real world experience to put on your resume and in your portfolio!

Course details

  • EI 419CA (6 semester hours)
  • LondonAWAY! experience: Edinburgh for 3 nights
  • Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Meet the Instructor








Dr. Drew Young
The University of Southern Mississippi