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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Recording & Record Labels, Part 1

9 videos (Total 147 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Home Recording3m
Interview: Dave Coleman43m
Professional Studio Recording2m
Interview: John McBride55m
A Walk Through Blackbird Studio12m
Studio Jobs & Roles3m
Home vs Studio4m
Evolution of a Song Recording19m
1 practice exercise
Module 1, Part 1 Quiz16m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Recording & Record Labels, Part 2

9 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Interview: Mark Wait9m
A History of Audio Formats6m
Hands On with Audio Formats21m
A Performance & Cylinder Recording: Greg Reish4m
Major Record Labels3m
Independent Record Labels3m
Current State of the Recording Industry4m
Conclusion: What's a Recording Worth?3m
1 reading
Module 1 Recommended Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1, Part 2 Quiz18m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Copyright & Publishing

13 videos (Total 114 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
13 videos
Basic Principles of Copyright1m
PROs2m
Interview: Alison Smith34m
International Royalties1m
Publishing Royalties1m
Sound Recording Rights2m
Music Composition Rights1m
Public Domain1m
Elvis, The Songwriter2m
Interview: Doug Howard53m
Changes on the Horizon: New US Copyright Recommendations2m
Conclusion: What's a Song Worth?4m
1 reading
Module 2: Recommended Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Media

8 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
PR & Publicists2m
Social Media3m
Terrestrial Radio7m
Interview: Tony Richards47m
Streaming & Internet Radio7m
Interview: Ken Paulson25m
Conclusion: Cutting Through the Noise2m
1 reading
Module 3: Recommended Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz16m
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Top reviews from Understanding the Music Business: What is Music Worth?

By GRMar 6th 2016

Really interesting course even for someone who's kids begged me not to sing a lullaby to them.

By GPNov 16th 2019

It feels like a formal training.I thank the team for a lot of valuable informations

Instructor

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Jen Gunderman

Assistant Professor of Musicology
Blair School of Music

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

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