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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...

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Oct 23, 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 22, 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 Camilo C

Dec 20, 2015

Oustanding! Best Coursera Course I've ever taken!


Dec 13, 2015

Great Course. Very informative & well structured.

By Sara G

Apr 04, 2020

Wonderful presentation and learning environment!

By Michael R

Mar 04, 2020

Very informative course, a must for all Artists.

By Kevin K

Apr 08, 2019

Very informative overview of the music industry.

By Felipe H

May 22, 2017

Excellent course and very important information.

By Logan E

Nov 30, 2015

Excellent. Want to do music for a career? Do it.

By Ernesto A G V

Nov 29, 2015

Amazing information, explanation and instructor.

By Mattia C

Jul 10, 2017

A lot of arguments with a very good explanation

By Mengting H

Jan 25, 2016

Great course. Great instructor. Great material.

By Mauro P

Oct 29, 2015

Excelent material and information! Very useful.

By Crystal D

May 09, 2020

best online teaching course I've taken so far!

By Martin S

Jun 08, 2020

Excellent course! John is a fantastic teacher

By Emlyn M

May 10, 2020

Well presented with great content and insight

By Joan S G

Apr 20, 2020

Great option to understand the music industry

By Кострикина М С

Apr 02, 2018

Thank you very much, it was wonderful course!

By Wilson G

Feb 22, 2018

its very enlightening and easy to understand

By Shijin C K C

Aug 21, 2020

It was really a very good experience ❤️❤️❤️

By Claudia A

Jan 31, 2018

Me parece Excelente mas de 5 Estrellas!!!!!

By Daniel W

Dec 07, 2017

A ton of info. Well worth the time & money.

By Amy M A

Dec 17, 2015

Very well done, I enjoy the lecture videos.

By Peter K

Jul 14, 2020

Very interesting introduction to the field

By Xiaolie Q

May 19, 2019

Great course and well organized. Thank you

By Roberto E L V

Nov 12, 2016

Excellent course, a must for all musicians

By Paul E M I

Jun 28, 2018

Just a beautiful Place to Start learning.