Music Business Specialization

Starts Nov 15

Music Business Specialization

Launch your career in the Music Business. Success Begins with Creativity & Fundamentals in Entrepreneurship, Law, and Music Business Structure

About This Specialization

This specialization will give you the knowledge, both theoretical and practical, to launch your career in the music business as an artist, manager, agent, and/or producer. You will begin with Music Business Foundations, which provides a broad overview of the music business, including a history of the industry as well as the various roles that exist and how they relate to one another. You will learn how record contracts are structured as well as a basic overview of copyright law. From there, you will complete Navigating the Music Business, designed for both musical artists and those who wish to work with artists. This course will help you identify the unique elements of artist identity and provide you with the practical business know-how you’ll need to build a fanbase and successfully run a crowdfunding campaign. Next, you will complete Copyright Law in the Music Business, which gets to the heart of compensation and revenue in the music business. You will have the opportunity to unpack high-profile copyright law cases involving world-renowned artists, gaining a better understanding of how to leverage the law to their benefit. Finally, you will complete Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in which you’ll learn what it takes to be an effective entrepreneur in the music business, learning skills that are essential for thriving in an ever-changing industry.

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4 courses

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Projects

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Music Business Foundations

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business. Three things are cle
  2. COURSE 2

    Navigating the Music Business

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/ week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course shares practical tips and strategies to help you take your first step into launching your career as a musical artist. We’ll cover everything from developing your unique identity as an artist and how to lead a band all the way to plan
  3. COURSE 3

    Copyright Law in the Music Business

    Commitment
    4 weeks, 3-5 hours a week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course taught by E. Michael Harrington, students will learn the basis for copyright including what is and is not covered by copyright law. This course will help clarify what rights artists have as creators as well as what the public is free
  4. COURSE 4

    Creativity And Entrepreneurship

    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Creativity & Entrepreneurship will help you tap into your inner creativity and learn how to leverage it for career development or business innovation. Presented by Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship founder Panos Panay, this course

Creators

  • Berklee College of Music

    About Berklee

    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.

  • Leah Waldo

    Leah Waldo

    Course Author
  • E. Michael Harrington

    E. Michael Harrington

    Course Author
  • John P. Kellogg

    John P. Kellogg

    Assistant Chair
  • Panos Panay

    Panos Panay

    Course Author

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