An exciting and innovative new course has come to my attention which may be of interest to some of you.
The 'Music and Creative Industries Management - MSc' aims to 'support careers in media, creative and digital industries, with particular relevance to music.'
The course is a part of the 'Business Logistics Innovation & Systems Research Centre', or the more manageable, BLIS Research Centre, at the University of Bolton.
There really will be many aspects of a career in music covered, both theoretical and applied.
From sound engineering, graphic design, the games industry, performance skills, management and development, e-marketing tools, legal aspects, copyright and many more.
If you are lucky, you may even see me there holding a few workshops on the murky role of the manager/agent and applied promotional strategies
If you are even luckier, then Robin will also be available to discuss more about the creative process, performing and recording.
There really is no substitute, for anyone contemplating a professional career in music, for the opportunity to talk to someone already out there in the field.
There may also even be the opportunity to be involved in organising and implementing a large outdoor event, which would provide very valuable 'hands on' experience.
So go and take a look at the course but remember there are limited places so don't wait too long.
Hopefully we'll see some of you there.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman