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.
By Mihir B•
Apr 29, 2020
The course was great in laying the foundations of the music business especially to people who are interested in learning about it. However, a lot of information belongs to how the music business used to work before 2015, before streaming actually took off. I think it's important for people to know more about streaming services, now that they are the most popular form of consuming music and since the consumption of physical media has declined a lot in music. Having some more information about the streaming services would offer a lot to people.
By Nishanth v•
Oct 26, 2015
Really loved the structure of the course.John kellog's lectures are even though they are a bit boring in the initial stages, they are very important and they create an life long impact on you if you try to focus.I love the way how berklee professors just carry the whole course just sitting with a black background.It needs great skills and experience to have such confidence in presenting a lecture like that..I'm always thankful to coursera for providing this educational courses. Coursera and Berklee college of music for life!
By Pranati N V•
Jul 04, 2020
The course was very information, and contained a lot of knowledge about the music business. It was very helpful in identifying all the roles various personnel play in the industry. However, the information is slightly outdated. While the course gives projections on the paradigm shift into the digital world, it has not been updated to include what these changes are. Beyond, that I am glad to have the opportunity to study this course as it did give a good amount of insight into the music industry.
By Augusto J B A•
May 29, 2020
It´s a good course, definitely. Not being American, part of the content has little use to me. The instructor is great. His passion for music is authentic. It would have been useful having an experience, in the first person, of someone who is a job manager. The artist point of view is very well exposed. The business manager hurdles are somewhat forgotten. Anyway, I did enjoy the course and I hope I´ll take advantage of it in the near future.
By Eva F P•
Jun 15, 2020
It's a really good course. Lots of information, the teacher is very knowledgeable and engaging. I feel like I learnt a lot, and I feel like EVERYBODY who works in the industry should know what is taught here. My main issue with the course is that it's clearly old, so some of the content and examples should be updated. The forums are also old and there isn't much activity there.
By Sander V•
Oct 07, 2017
Very good overview of the current state and history of the music industry. Very eloquent teacher, but for max efficiency increase speed to 1.25/1.5. Only downsides is the major focus on the US market. Although somewhat applicable to European and Asian markets, I do believe certain aspects are different in these markets and could be pointed out in extra course material.
By David B K•
Jun 30, 2020
I enjoyed this introductory course from Berklee and the instructor. It would be a great course for someone who is looking to have a career in the music business as an entertainment attorney. I will consider taking the additional courses in this Specialization in the future.
By Leonardo C•
Dec 23, 2017
Interesting course. It gives you a wide notion of roles in music industry and how the recording and live performance market has evolved during the year. The only problem is that it is extremely focused on US market and it's particular laws
By Hermione S•
Apr 10, 2020
This was a well put-together course with lots of great real-life examples by the lecturer. One of the things that they could do to improve this course is to update the content (I think the latest update was somewhere between 2014-2016).
By Elysia S•
Dec 08, 2015
A very informative introductory course, providing basic knowledge and overview of practices in the music business. Particularly useful for artists who want to be educated on the financial and legal aspects in managing music career.
By Melissa L•
May 03, 2020
VERY informative and extremely useful. It's slightly outdated in that it's a few years old and we're currently in the middle of a huge shift within the industry itself. The Do It "OUR"selves info is extremely important to know.
By Zachary M•
Oct 19, 2016
This course is very informative about the financial aspects of the music industry. It's sometimes hard to keep my eyes open during the videos, but I think that has more to do with the subject matter than John's presentation.
By Shubham C•
May 10, 2020
The course is super informative and will give you great Insights about the industry but the syllabus are very old. Probably from 2013-2014 and the industry has grown exponentially after that and it doesn't cover that.
By Olga S•
Jun 12, 2017
The course is good. But I would like to hear something about rights in digital music, rights for cover versions. Is it possible to add this information to the course? Would be great.
Aug 02, 2020
overall there's a lot of valuable knowledge being shared, but it seems like the curriculum could use an update so that it's more up-to-date for the global music industry in 2020.
By Jimmy T•
Nov 03, 2016
Very complete for artists, a little less adapted for professionals from outside US but gives you solid understanding of the industry.
By Mia H•
Nov 08, 2017
The information provided in this course is very straight forward and easy to understand. Having the text on-hand has been
By Henrique P•
Mar 13, 2018
A good presentation of fundamental topics of how the music business is by a cool and experienced lecturer, Mr. Kellog.
By LEONARDO S•
Jun 23, 2017
se necesita traducción al español por cierta terminología que hace mas difícil el aprendizaje
By Troy Z C•
Jan 10, 2016
Very intellectually stimulating, practical yet easy to understand for beginners in this area.
By Aditya P•
Feb 20, 2020
The course taught me a lot about Music and the business that goes around in producing it.
By Rebekah C•
Oct 08, 2015
It is a very good course so far. Thank you so much for the opportunity to take it. (:
By Reinaldo H O•
Jan 30, 2016
Excellent course, you get amazing information and valuable guidelines for free!
By Felicia O C•
Jan 12, 2017
Excelente curso, cumplio con mis expectativas, lo recomiendo ampliamente.
By Odebunmi E O•
May 06, 2020
this course is very educating, I am really happy I took this course