About this Course

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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

67%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

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Beginner Level

There is no prior background knowledge required for this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Discuss the importance of observation and the impact it has on your work as an entrepreneur

  • Discuss the importance of editing and be able to simply complex problems down to their core issues

  • Define what makes a strong brand and brainstorm ideas of how to establish your brand

  • Identify the various kinds of people you need to have in your network to help you succeed

Skills you will gain

Rapid PrototypingHone observation skillsPresentation SkillsTeambuilding

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

67%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Course 4 of 4 in the

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

There is no prior background knowledge required for this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Instructor

Offered by

Berklee College of Music logo

Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 5 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
How This Course Works10m
Earn a Certificate for this Course10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
1 practice exercise
What do you hope to accomplish?8m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Inspiration: The Entrepreneurial Mindset

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 16 min)
3 videos
5 Skills of Successful Innovators5m
Learning To Observe4m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Creation: Product Development

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min)
5 videos
Process of Reduction5m
Falling in Love with a Problem5m
Prototyping4m
Iteration5m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Collaboration and Presentation

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min)
5 videos
Building a Team4m
Developing Your Brand5m
Presenting4m
Selling and Marketing2m

About the Music Business Specialization

This specialization will give you the knowledge, both theoretical and practical, to launch your career in the music business as an artist, manager, agent, and/or producer. You will begin with Music Business Foundations, which provides a broad overview of the music business, including a history of the industry as well as the various roles that exist and how they relate to one another. You will learn how record contracts are structured as well as a basic overview of copyright law. From there, you will complete Navigating the Music Business, designed for both musical artists and those who wish to work with artists. This course will help you identify the unique elements of artist identity and provide you with the practical business know-how you’ll need to build a fanbase and successfully run a crowdfunding campaign. Next, you will complete Copyright Law in the Music Business, which gets to the heart of compensation and revenue in the music business. You will have the opportunity to unpack high-profile copyright law cases involving world-renowned artists, gaining a better understanding of how to leverage the law to their benefit. Finally, you will complete Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in which you’ll learn what it takes to be an effective entrepreneur in the music business, learning skills that are essential for thriving in an ever-changing industry....
Music Business

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • This Course doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Course Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

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