Ranging from short courses to three year degrees, BCME also offer special events and Masterclasses for those looking to boost knowledge in specific sectors of the business. There is even a chance for students to start their own record labels under the tutelage of the school, with the aim of spreading their wings independently when the time is right. It’s a truly unique and rounded opportunity for music lovers to pursue their goals in an industry that’s notoriously difficult to crack.
An award winning visionary who is aiming to educate a new generation of music industry professionals, Ajay Naik is the founder and CEO of the hastily growing British Centre for Music and Enterprise (BCME). With a career that has seen him tour extensively as a drummer as well as financially managing a host of top musicians, he is uniquely placed to oversee musical education from both the practical, artistic side and from a business perspective.
He qualified as the UK’s youngest regulated and authorised Independent Financial Adviser in 2003, and then forged a great career in the music industry over the next seven years. Over those years, Ajay gained a 360 degree view of the industry, working both on stage and behind the scenes, and often saw how many artistically brilliant musicians didn’t have the knowledge to make the most of their talent from a business standpoint.
Coming to the conclusion that existing musical institutions were not preparing students fully for the modern day industry, he founded the BCME at just 32 years of age. The aim was to place graduates in a better position than their competition when the time comes to spread their wings, full understanding the need to integrate the business side of the industry with performance.