DIY Music Business 101 - Learn about the New Music Industry
What you'll learn
- Music business concepts such as copyright and royalties
- Where all of the royalties come from and how to collect them all!
- How to get started as an independent music artist
- How music streaming works
- Keen to learn the ins and outs of the Modern Music Business
Still scratching your head over things like copyright, royalties, and publishing?
Not sure where all of the money comes from?
We get it, and that’s why we made this course.
This course is for independent music artists and producers looking to pursue a career in the new music business.
After taking this course, you will feel more confident and better informed when navigating the ever-complex business of music.
Until now, you have probably tried to Google many of these industry concepts, but came away even more confused!
Or, you have found many resources, but they don’t explain how things work today.
If this sounds like you, then we are here to help!
Who are your instructors?
Tomas George is a Music Producer and Best Selling Udemy Instructor with over 275,000 students enrolled.
Christopher Carvalho runs Unlock Your Sound out of the UK, helping up-and-coming music artists like you, create and release their music online.
This course covers the essentials of the new and ever-changing music industry:
Facebook and Youtube monetisation
...and much more!
Anyone who is looking to build a career in music must understand the above. If you don't, then this course is perfect for you.
So go ahead and click the enrol button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!
Christopher and Tomas
Who this course is for:
- Independent music artists, producers, and songwriters
- Anyone looking to pursue a Career in the new Music Industry
Hi, Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer.
I've been producing and writing music now for over fifteen years and I've got an MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.
I really enjoy writing and producing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.
Since 2016, I've been creating online courses that over 285,000 students from around the world have taken.
My courses teach the skills to help you learn and improve at music and audio production.
Hi, I’m Christopher. I run Unlock Your Sound — an online resource for artists, producers, and industry professionals.
I have worked with brands including Tunecore, Distrokid, The London Sinfonietta, The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), and Music Ally.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with amazing talent including Labi Ramaj, Elisabeth Elektra, VARGENTA, Peter Ngqibs, Christian Prior, Ophelia’s Eye, Cheri Lyn, Simone Silvestroni, Gerald Duchene, and many others.
How I started Unlock Your Sound
It started as a very broad concept. I had an abstract vision in mind but it’s taken years to refine and articulate it.
In the beginning, we were helping artists with their audio. As we would work on their music, I would ask them what their goals and intentions were. Many of our clients didn’t have a solid answer to this question. At best, they were going to upload the music to Soundcloud and post about it on Facebook.
It became clear to me that artists needed help organising these thoughts.
At the same time, DIY music distribution was emerging, but it was still a new concept to many. Some didn’t even know you could get on Spotify without a label! So I would help musicians through the process of distributing and releasing. And from there, the branding, through storytelling, to direct marketing.
Most artists come at this thinking they only need to get their music heard.
But that’s not the end game.
The goal is to build a brand and an audience that resonates with it.
At any one point, there is more than one answer to this question. The end game is to create a decentralised music economy. One where fans and artists exchange value directly. Everything I do points in this direction.
Founded by Tomas George and Christopher Carvalho Early 2018
DMM is an online community and academy aimed at teaching budding artists the world over how to get the best out of what they have at home.
Based in Leeds, UK. Digital Music Masters specialises in creating practical music production content and resources for producers, singers, songwriter, and audio engineers.