|1: The Music Industry and You||2:Work and Jobs||3: Creating|
|4: Performing||5: Recording and Production||6: Marketing, Promotion, Distribution and Retail|
|7: Copyright, Legal and Management||8: Business and Money||9: Teaching Music|
Armstrong Learning has considerable expertise in designing and delivering music education, specifically in the further and higher education sectors.
We have been a provider of quality education and training since 2003 and were recently cited as 'one of the best providers in England and Wales' by the Adult Learning Inspectorate. (Chief inspector's annual report, 2004-5).
The new music workbooks represent a specialist area of our work, which also involves developing bespoke learning products across public and private sectors and delivering training and mentoring in the North West.
The new workbooks have been widely praised by the professional music community and have been featured as a good practice case study by the Adult Learning Inspectorate's programme improvement wing.
'A very helpful introduction to anybody wishing to gain an understanding of the 'mechanics' operating within the Recording Industry.'
Roland Brown – Project Manager (Mute) Artist Manager (Royksopp, Moby, Sonique) / Label Consultant (Mute for Depeche Mode)
'An essential reference for educating musicians at all levels'
Shaun Arnold - H.A.I.L. (The Music Development Agency for the Highlands & Islands of Scotland)
'Beautifully presented, accurate and full of relevant, up to date information. The advice on getting gigs, touring and dealing with promoters is spot on!'
Stuart Avery - S.A. Promotions
'The workbooks and projects demand close study and application, they have broadened my knowledge and awareness of the industry.'
Michael Trowski - Conductor
'The workbooks are great, I now have a much clearer idea of what I need to do, to get where I want to be in the music industry.'
Sean Luke Williams - Musician
'Getting into music and the music business? Then look no further!'
Gareth Brooks – XFM
'Really useful background on the copyright and legal aspects of music.'
Lisa Bindahnee – Media Lawyer
'These Armstrong Learning Work books can provide the aspiring musician with all the hands on knowledge of how to survive in the world of the music business.The work books cover many diverse subjects such as teaching music, songwriting, record production, marketing and copyright issues.
Written by industry professionals they provide the map and compass to any unsigned musical traveller ready to explore the unchartered terrain of the musical and creative industries jungle.'
Tom Hingley – Inspiral Carpets / The Lovers / Lecturer
'I am hugely impressed by the content and design of the NDfM work books - they provide a new benchmark for music industry educational resources.'
Ross Graham – Chief Exec Northern Ireland Music Industry Commision
'The NDFM work books are a fantastic resource containing not only all the usual information necessary to have a successful career in the music industry but the trade secrets too!'
Helen Searle – Music Lawyer
'The books are essential for anyone just starting off in the music industry and even for established industry professionals, as they explain and simplify all areas of the business. I’m grateful to own them.'
Declan Rodgers - Manager, Lil Chris and Karma 45