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About the Course

This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business. Three things are clear about today’s music industry: The consumption of music is expanding at the greatest rate in history and from the most portals ever imagined, the cost of producing music is decreasing, and the number of artists creating and seeking to expose their work and develop careers through the Internet has increased dramatically. Whether you’re a music creator, consumer, or facilitator of this process, you’ll want to understand the history, underpinnings, and basics of the music business. Course author John Kellogg—administrator, educator, entertainment lawyer, performer, and radio and television personality—offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of the developing new music business, for now and into the future. What you'll learn: -- The basic history of the music industry and today's business trends -- How recording agreements are formulated -- The basics of copyright law as it pertains to the music business -- The role of agents, managers, attorneys, and specific business entities...

Top reviews

Oct 22, 2017

This course was very useful and important to me, I plan on venturing in the music world very soon and knowing/ equipping myself with all of these will come in pretty handy for me. Thank you immensely.

Feb 21, 2016

I advise this great course to everybody who wants to learn more about music industry in general, music business principles and tricks, including all types of agreements and principal actors.

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By Carlos O

Dec 1, 2020

So great, thank you, I've been in the business, I want to learn more!

By Sebuwufu L

Nov 4, 2020

Amazing course that is so insightful and great for the new age artist

By Xiaoran L

Nov 1, 2020

A really good introduction to the music business in the United Sates!

By Em C

Aug 22, 2020

Comprehensive content but not difficult to understand. Learned a lot.

By Ángel A A

Jul 3, 2020

Muy bueno para introducir y entender el mundo de la industria musical

By Francesco C

Jun 8, 2020

It is very informative and very well structured! Thank you very much.

By Olumide L

Jul 8, 2016

highly detailed and delivered excellently. has helped me a great deal

By Ana M O F

Oct 12, 2020

Great teacher! Explains everything in depth and easy to understand.

By Rosamélia A L d S

Feb 4, 2019

Teacher is great and the lessons are the same. Highly recommend it!

By Andrew C

Apr 27, 2017

Great course, very informative! Learn how to get paid, not played.

By Mario S Q M

Nov 9, 2020

Excelente, que buena experiencia y que buen conocimiento me llevo.

By Yves S

May 7, 2018

Very informative and interesting. Very well presented, thank you!

By Laura C G

Nov 1, 2015

I loved it! Thanks so much for sharing all the information with us

By Sergio A M B

Mar 17, 2021

It's a great way to start familiarizing with the music industry.

By Beyz

Dec 12, 2020

John P. Kellog is a genius and the course will move you forward!

By Emmett H F

May 9, 2016

Should be renamed "how to not get screwed in the music industry"

By Jordan J E

Sep 14, 2020

It really gives you a solid foundation of the music business!!!

By Roniel V

Dec 31, 2018

Learned a lot! Professor is really knowledgeable in the field!

By Feli d l G

Sep 27, 2016



By Sebastian R B

Jun 6, 2016

Excellent course to learn the basics of nowdays music business.

By Sarah B

Aug 22, 2020

Basics were great, but this course definitely needs an update!

By Marcus

Apr 9, 2021

Great course, very well presented and very much enlightening!

By Ngo D T

Aug 19, 2020

great course to learn about the foundation of music industry.

By Angel M

Oct 15, 2018

Great overview of the business with great real like examples.

By Eilen K L

Dec 27, 2020

GREAT presenter and I learned a lot! Thank you, Mr. Kellogg!