About this Specialization

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In the current music industry, it is crucial that artists and producers are armed with a clear understanding of how the business works. To be successful in this business, you must have equal parts musical artistry and business savvy. In this specialization, you’ll learn about the various roles in the music industry, how to read and decipher a recording contract, and how to protect your assets in the United States under US copyright law. You’ll also learn how to launch your career as a producer, how to establish a vision and intention for the music you want to produce, and how to record music using the most popular industry standard digital audio workstation (DAW), ProTools.
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Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
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English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 3 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Music Business Foundations

4.9
stars
2,231 ratings
592 reviews
Course2

Course 2

The Art of Music Production

4.8
stars
1,760 ratings
543 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Copyright Law in the Music Business

4.8
stars
528 ratings
120 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Pro Tools Basics

4.7
stars
532 ratings
194 reviews

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Berklee College of Music

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