Ditto Music launches music business degree in collaboration with WaterBear

The 3-year, full-time BA (Hons) Professional Music Business degree will be available to students from September 2023.

Global music distribution and artist services company Ditto Music is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with WaterBearThe College of Music, the leading institution for music education and career development, launching an engaging and comprehensive BA (Hons) Professional Music Business degree.

Available at Sheffield and Brighton WaterBear campuses, the new degree is targeted towards aspiring music entrepreneurs, artists, songwriters and producers. Covering music distribution and other key industry topics such as publishing, marketing, label management, artist management, music education, events, tour management, and music journalism.

Students will have unique opportunities to receive guidance and practical insights from both Ditto’s team of industry experts and WaterBear's renowned faculty.

"We're thrilled to partner with WaterBear to bring this comprehensive BA (Hons) Professional Music Business degree to life. Our goal is to empower the next generation of music pros with the real-world industry knowledge and tools they need to thrive. With our combined expertise and resources, we are confident that this course will provide great opportunities for aspiring music entrepreneurs."

Lee Parsons, Ditto Music CEO

Ditto is the first music distributor to partner with WaterBear and will provide all students enrolling on the degree with free music distribution services for the duration of the course.

The 3-year, full-time BA (Hons) Professional Music Business degree is scheduled to begin this September 2023 at both Brighton and Sheffield WaterBear – The College of Music campuses.

For more information and to apply to the course, head to waterbear.org.uk/courses/ba-hons-professional-music-business.

Ditto Music is a global music distribution, record label and artist management company. For more information about Ditto and its services, visit the company's website at dittomusic.com or reach out to press@dittomusic.com

WaterBear – The College of Music was founded by music education pioneers Adam Bushell and Bruce John Dickinson. Together they each have more than 30 years of experience in professional music and 25 years at the highest level of music education. Their relentless dedication to supporting musicians and artists is focused on building sustainable long-term careers. To learn more about WaterBear, visit their website here.


Lee Parsons

Lee Parsons

CEO, Ditto Music

Jordan Hetherington

Jordan Hetherington

Press Officer, Ditto Music




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Ditto Music is one of the world's leading music distribution, record label services and artist management companies, supporting over 1 million independent artists & labels across the globe.