About this Course
This course provides an engaging and methodical insight into the past and present cultural and commercial music industry developments, directions, and trends. It will equip the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate, understand and more productively participate in today’s music industry field.
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Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week
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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Publishing and Copyright

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Reading
10 videos (Total 120 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Roots: Music Publishing and Copyright (Part 1)7m
Roots: Music Publishing and Copyright (Part 2)9m
Roots: Music Publishing and Copyright (Part 3)10m
Regulations 1: Music Copyright Fundamentals - © and Ⓟ20m
Regulations 2: Musical Works Licensing10m
Regulations 3: Musical Works Licensing (continued)9m
Methods and Practices 1: Music Publishing (Part 1)17m
Methods and Practices 1: Music Publishing (Part 2)10m
Methods and Practices 1: Music Publishing (Part 3)9m
Reading2 readings
Syllabus10m
Part One Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 10m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Live Music Industry

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Reading
7 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Roots: Live Music Industry (Part 2)10m
Roots: Live Music Industry (Part 3)8m
Regulations: Sound Recording Licensing (Part 1)11m
Methods and Practices: Concert Promotion (Part 1)12m
Methods and Practices: Concert Promotion (Part 2)12m
Methods and Practices: Concert Promotion (Part 3)10m
Reading1 readings
Part Two Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 212m

3

Section
Clock
6 hours to complete

Recording Industry

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Reading
10 videos (Total 108 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Roots: Recording Industry (Part 2)15m
Roots: Recording Industry (Part 3)16m
Regulations: Sound Recording Licensing13m
Methods and Practices Part 1: Recording Industry (Part 1)5m
Methods and Practices Part 1: Recording Industry (Part 2)7m
Methods and Practices Part 1: Recording Industry (Part 3)9m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Standard Recording Agreements (Part 1)9m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Standard Recording Agreements (Part 2)7m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Standard Recording Agreements (Part 3)8m
Reading1 readings
Part Three Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 346m

4

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Magnetic Recording and Multitracks

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Reading
9 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Roots: Magnetic Recording and Multitracks (Part 2)7m
Roots: Magnetic Recording and Multitracks (Part 3)5m
Roots: Magnetic Recording and Multitracks (Part 4)6m
Regulations: Digital Recording, Reproduction, and Transmission (Part 1)8m
Regulations: Digital Recording, Reproduction, and Transmission (Part 2)8m
Regulations: Digital Recording, Reproduction, and Transmission (Part 3)11m
Methods and Practices : Recording Production Planning (Part 1)16m
Methods and Practices: Recording Production Planning (Part 2)8m
Reading1 readings
Part Four Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 438m

5

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

CD, MP3, and Online Marketplace

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Reading
19 videos (Total 171 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video19 videos
Roots: CD, MP3, and Online Marketplace (Part 2 of 4)12m
Roots: CD, MP3, and Online Marketplace (Part 3 of 4)10m
Roots: CD, MP3, and Online Marketplace (Part 4 of 4)7m
Regulations: Fair Use Doctrine, Sampling, and Creative Commons (Part 1 of 5)8m
Regulations: Fair Use Doctrine, Sampling, and Creative Commons (Part 2 of 5)9m
Regulations: Fair Use Doctrine, Sampling, and Creative Commons (Part 3 of 5)7m
Regulations: Fair Use Doctrine, Sampling, and Creative Commons (Part 4 of 5)6m
Regulations: Fair Use Doctrine, Sampling, and Creative Commons (Part 5 of 5)6m
Methods and Practices Part 1: Recording Agreements for Today’s Industry (Part 1 of 3)11m
Methods and Practices Part 1: Recording Agreements for Today’s Industry (Part 2 of 3)7m
Methods and Practices Part 1: Recording Agreements for Today’s Industry (Part 3 of 3)9m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 1 of 7)9m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 2 of 7)8m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 3 of 7)7m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 4 of 7)6m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 5 of 7)12m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 6 of 7)9m
Methods and Practices Part 2: Music Promotion, Distribution and Sales (Part 7 of 7)5m
Reading1 readings
Part Five Guide10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 524m
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Top Reviews

By ELAug 25th 2017

Highly recommend the class: Darko's entertaining narrative of the music industry is highly illustrative and practical. History meets business meets art with a spice of humor in each class.

By MWOct 17th 2016

fantastic information with outstanding detail and comprehension- Thank you Professor Velichkovski and West Virginia University!

Instructor

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Darko Velichkovski

Music Industry Program Director

About West Virginia University

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