Music Business Toolkit: Boost Your Music Industry Profits!
What you'll learn
- Learn from people with expertise in the music business
- First steps to building your band as a brand
- Hacks to get more support gigs and get on the radar of high quality promoters
- Beat the Spotify algorithm & get your tracks on playlists!
- Tangible actions to get started with from industry professionals
- Insight into industry areas that you can start earning money straight away
- Develop the right mindset to build longevity in the music industry
- Merchandise hacks to start selling more today
- Where to start with and getting the most out of touring
- Expand your industry toolkit through revisiting all our masterclasses and lectures anytime
- A desire to earn more money from your music!
The Brand Your band course has been developed to deliver insight from individuals with a wide range of industry experience with the aim of providing perspective and knowledge to budding artists and bands that desire to earn more money from their music & band related output in the music business. We have experience in managing artists, nationwide brand development programmes, playing in signed bands, international touring, production services, signing publishing deals, major label negotiation, live events, sync opportunities, merchandising, radio plugging & PR campaigns, and brand development.
Key topics covered throughout the content include key revenue areas, quick tricks/hacks to help you get started immediately earning money from your music, publishing and touring actions to get you started with earning more revenue, goal setting & getting everyone's mindset right, the Spotify algorithm and how to increase playlist opportunities, and developing your networking ability.
The course content is a mix of direct to camera videos with tasks and live masterclasses, the masterclasses have been filmed in front of an invited online audience of up and coming bands in similar positions you are likely to be in, with the intention of them asking the kind of questions you would also want answered about the music industry.
The course is split into three general areas but the information and knowledge is highly transferable across all aspects of the industry. Throughout our videos you will find tangible action points (TAPs!), where we give you straightforward guidance or tasks that you can start straight away to boost your earning potential from your band.
Brand Your Band will provide you with the experience and insight of a range of industry pros including high-level rockstars, chart-topping music producers, and Punk Rock industry veterans. You can then take this information back to your own projects to help progress your musical growth!
Who this course is for:
- Any original musical artist or band that would like to earn more income from their music and turn it into a career
I have been working in the Music Industry for over 20 years. I am a Director of the SGM Music Group Ltd and I have managed Radio 1 playlist artists, negotiated deals with major labels like Sony ATV Publishing and consulted on music for corporate clients like INTU Shopping centres.
In my education work, for the last few years, I was the director of the U.K’s largest free artist development programme funded through the U.K. Education Department (with Patron Robert Plant). This programme offered free recording, rehearsal time and free business guidance at independent studios nationwide to over 10,000 musicians for nearly 20 years. I am also regularly asked to teach freelance music industry masterclasses at Universities like BIMM.
I have a real passion for teaching about the music industry and opening students' eyes to the vast career opportunities available within the industry using the transferable skill sets they already have, I find it rewarding to mentor people into jobs they did not know were available to them!
I have also run my own merchandise company Rock Star Skins since 2006. Providing ‘Custom Drum Heads’ and merchandise for the music industry. Clients include Queen, Stereophonics, and many more high profile acts.
SGM Music Groups' latest brand is a vocal health nootropics supplement called VitaVoice. Currently selling on Amazon and being picked up by the Amazon Launchpad awards.
...and our Education programme ‘Brand Your Band’!