The Musician's Guide to Record Labels & Record Deals
What you'll learn
- Students will learn the ins-and-outs of traditional record labels and independent record labels.
- Students will learn what advantages and disadvantages exist for "going it alone" without a record label.
- We will examine a typical recording contract, so students know what to expect, and how to negotiate.
- Working with Producers
- Roles of a Record Label
- Work For Hire
- Score of a Record Deal
- 360 Deals
- Release Commitments
- Royalty Basis
- Royalty Rate
- Royalty Deductions
- Producer Contracts
- There are no course prerequisites. Students should be ready to discuss the intricacies of a record contract, but no familiarity with contracts or contract law is required.
Welcome to the "Musician's Guide" Series!
This series is pulled directly from the courses I've created for my university position in Music Business. All of these courses are designed for the everyday musician - amateur or professional - who has little or no knowledge on the topic, but wants to master it.
This class is all about Record Labels and Record Deals.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
It is ideal for anyone who is interested in seeking out a record deal or is already considering one.
Musicians: If you are making music, and considering a record deal, please watch this class!
Producers: Before you sign on the dotted line, watch this class to be sure you understand everything you are signing up for.
Bands: Maybe you are considering avoiding record labels, and starting your own independent label. This class is for you, too!
Curious Minds: Anyone interested in how record labels work is invited to be a part of this class.
We will start with traditional record label deals, and progress forward to talking about more modern deals. We will talk a lot about the "need" for a record deal in the modern age, and how you can get by without one at all. I'll walk you through every issue in the contract so you fully understand what is being asked.
The goal of this class is for you to understand what is in-between the lines of the contract.
This course is NOT specific to any DAW program.
The recording studio has no genre - so all are welcome here.
Working with Producers
Owning the "Master"
Roles of a Record Company
Music publishing, and music industry trends
Make money online with your music.
Work For Hire
Scope of the Record Deal
Term of the Record Deal
Additional Song Options
And much, much more!
If you are ready to start making money from your music, and making sure you are protected, this class will start you on that journey. Get started today.
Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is a top-rated Udemy instructor - with nearly 100 courses and over 200,000 students.
In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.
** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough Record Label course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **
Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.
Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
⇢ "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah
⇢ "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce
⇢ "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth
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⇢ "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel
⇢ "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook
⇢ "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith
Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts for all future classes in the series.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone is interested in pursuing a record deal should watch this class!
- Anyone is has always wondered how much musicians really make from a record deal should watch this class.
- Anyone who has just wondered how record labels work will enjoy this class.
** J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **
Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor's degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)