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What you will learn

  • Analyze recording contract provisions

  • Assess the various rights that make up the copyright bundle of rights

  • Discuss the roles of the personal manager, business manager, road manager, agents, road crew, and attorneys

  • Examine the importance of having written agreements that outline the duties and obligations of various parties

Skills you will gain

Music businessRevenue streamsTeambuildingCopyrightContracts

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

41%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

18%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

The Music Industry

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 62 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
1900-195012m
1950 - 200012m
Napster and Beyond9m
Today's Music Industry Structure16m
Week 1 Recap2m
11 readings
Welcome to Music Business Foundations10m
Meet Your Teaching Assistants10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Learner Support10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Join the Discussion!10m
Week 1 Learning Targets10m
Rigor Mortis (1977)10m
New Millennium Innovators: iTunes and Spotify10m
Join Your Study Group10m
The Future of the Music Industry10m
2 practice exercises
What Are Your Goals?30m
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Recording Agreements

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 118 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
The Importance of Recording Agreements17m
Contract Provisions17m
Royalties10m
Third Party Licensing7m
Breakage Deductions6m
Free Goods2m
Reserves7m
Streaming Services10m
Advances and Recording Budgets10m
360 Deals or "All-In" Deals9m
Neil Jacobson on 360 Degree Deals12m
Richard Blackstone on 360 Degree Deals1m
Week 2 Recap2m
6 readings
Exclusive Recording Contract10m
Royalties: Controversy10m
Music and How the Money Flows10m
Weighing the Options10m
360 Deals: An Industry Reaction to the Devaluation of Recorded Music10m
Join Your Study Group10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Copyright Basics

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 71 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
The Importance of Copyright3m
History of Copyright14m
Forms PA and SR8m
Bundle of Rights18m
Bundle of Rights That Relate to the Sound Recording8m
Copyright Infringement8m
Fair Use4m
Week 3 Recap2m
4 readings
Download Forms PA and SR10m
Examples of Derivative Work10m
Infringement Court Cases10m
Join Your Study Group10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Managers, Agents, and Attorneys

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 86 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
The Role of the Personal Manager12m
Traits of the Successful Personal Manager7m
Personal Manager Commissions8m
Contract Term1m
Fiduciary Responsibilities3m
The IT Factor5m
The Importance of a Fan-Engaging Show11m
Business and Road Managers6m
Booking Agents4m
Regulations of Managers and Agents13m
Entertainment Attorneys9m
Week 4 Recap1m
2 readings
Join Your Study Group10m
Thank You and Good Luck10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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