About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

L​earners should have a love of music and interest in music production and business. No former knowledge of music production or business is required.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

What you will learn

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    T​he structure of the recording music industry and to read and interpret recording contracts

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    H​ow to earn money with your recorded music by leveraging copyright law

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    C​ast a clear vision for a recording project and how to use the right tools to achieve your vision

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    H​ow to record, edit, and mix a production using the industry standard digital audio workstation, Pro Tools

Skills you will gain

CopyrightMusic productionContractsPro ToolsMusic recording

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

L​earners should have a love of music and interest in music production and business. No former knowledge of music production or business is required.

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Music Business Foundations

4.9
1,159 ratings
293 reviews
Course2

The Art of Music Production

4.8
947 ratings
283 reviews
Course3

Copyright Law in the Music Business

4.8
90 ratings
14 reviews
Course4

Pro Tools Basics

4.7
325 ratings
120 reviews

Instructors

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John P. Kellogg

Assistant Chair
Music Business/Management
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Stephen Webber

Director of Music Production, Technology and Innovation
Berklee
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E. Michael Harrington

Course Author
Berklee Online
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Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing and Production

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • E​ach course is 4 weeks so the whole specialization should take about 16 weeks to complete.

  • W​hile you do not need to take the courses in a specific order, we recommend taking The Art of Music Production before you take Pro Tools Basics.

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