Welcome to the Online  Music Business Resource. First there is information on Chris’s business training and music organisations he is a member of.  Then a list a list of contents plus details of his latest publication “Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and  musicians.”

Chris Hodgkins – Business Education

1983 – 1985 Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance – Ealing College of Further Education, London (Distinction).

1988 – 1990 Master of Business Administration (part time) – London Management Centre, Polytechnic of Central London.

1990 – 1991 Diploma in Marketing – Chartered Institute of Marketing

2005      Appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Chris encourages musicians to  join the trade bodies that are there to protect your rights. Musicians’ Union,  PRS for Music,  Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL). Chris is a member of the Musicians’ Union, PPL, PRS,  Creative Industries Federation  a member of the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and his music publisher is Peer Music United Kingdom

Chris is a trustee of Treftadaeth Jazz Cymru/Jazz Heritage Wales : 1068022  

Chris is on the Editorial Board of Arts and the Market published Emerald Publishing. Arts and the Market

Chris has signed up to the website developed by Emily Saunders  at: http://jazzconnects.com/ An excellent venture and information jazz site that needs your support. Please sign up.

In July 2017 Chris was appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group to act as their Secretariat. The Secretariat team is Chris and Louis Flood  and details can be found at: All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group 

Online Music Business Resource

“Musicians are first and foremost creatives – performing, writing and producing remain the most important things in a musician’s life. However, being smart about the business side of music is becoming increasingly significant in enabling a musician to be a musician. Indeed, musicians are sometimes called micro-businesses in economic language. The Online Music Business Resource was originally produced by Chris Hodgkins and Debbie Dickinson for Jazz Services. It has been invaluable over the years in guiding musicians through the business and helping them get their royalties and fees. JazzUK, the successor to Jazz Services, has now passed the legacy to MusicTank with funding for a major projct and  to work with  and advise  Chris Hodgkins in making the  Online Music Business Resource  available free to musicians. I do commend the Online Music Business Resource and recommend all musicians take a look at this valuable resource. There is always something there for the new artist and the seasoned musician to improve your income and allow you to spend more time on the music .” Dominc McGonigall, Chair, Jazz UK, 7th December 2017


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Just Published – Where do you want to be?

“Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and  musicians.” by Chris Hodgkins has just been published and is available as a free download – just fill in the form below.

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“Whether you are a musician, a representative or a music student you will find this manual to be a valuable guide and companion on your journey through the ever changing and evolving music business.  And as a teacher
 I shall definitely be using this manual with my students.”

Debbie Dickinson, Senior Lecturer Creative Practice, BA Programme Director, Culture & Creative Industries Centre, Department of Sociology, School of Arts, City, University London, 17 April 2017

“This manual provides a comprehensive guide to structuring the day-to-day work load and of managing personal development with a strategic approach to building a successful musical career. 

The book raises the question of “How the broadening of our own industrious skills can enhance our creative opportunity”. Put so succinctly, as Hodgkins does within this clear and methodical guide, we’re left inspired to be more efficient with our time – there’s no reason why the pursuit of a creative and artistic journey, shouldn’t lead to a prosperous outcome.”

Jamil Sheriff, Curriculum Leader for Jazz, Leeds College of Music.

“When I retired from Jazz Services one of the first items of work on my action programme was to write a business planning manual for jazz music students, jazz musicians and musicians generally that would be free and available online.”

Chris Hodgkins MBA, DipM, FCIM.

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