Lisa McKeown

Portrait of Lisa McKeown


+ Business & Innovation Tutor

Lisa kick-started her music career in 2011 by co-founding an artist management company, signing and developing a number of emerging artists. By 2013 she had added a music publishing company to her list of start-ups, along with a growing roster of success stories in the artist management area.  In 2016, owing to brand strength and opportunities for growth, Lisa began talks with an overseas corporate seeking to buy shares in one of her companies. That same year saw her taking her music industry and management experience to the next level, joining forces once again with her long-term business partner, Andrew Michael, in his latest venture, Ninelives Capital.

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Our Courses

We are world leaders in on-site, online and blended learning for musicians. Our BA (Hons) and Master’s courses are internationally recognised and approved by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Career Musician On-site

Immerse yourself in the on-site university experience. Get the best of both worlds.

BA (Hons) Career Musician Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning. Study on your own terms. 

MA Music Entrepreneur

Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you. 

Why WaterBear?

Tardigrade (AKA Water Bear)

  • Micro-animal that is found everywhere, in all extreme climates
  • The most resilient creature known to humanity. Survives and adapts to its surroundings
  • This resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do
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