How to Start a Record Label & Create a Career in Music

A step-by-step guide to setting up your digital record label and marketing your own music.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Build Your Own Empire In The Music Business

My name is Jae Preme. I was just like you. Working for a boss, instead of being one. I had a passion for music, like you, and knew what my dream was but didn't know how to make it a reality. After a lot of hard work, I realized my vision and now own my own record label.

I have another passion, helping others. I followed my dreams, but spent countless hours researching, failing through trial and error with no real guide to help me. Now, I'm passing what I have learned on to you.


Create, Like a Boss
You're here because you love music you want to make money from your music, and you want what the great entrepreneurs in the music business have. A Music Business empire. Artists like Tech N9ne, Master P, Nipsey Hussle, Jay-z, Dom Kennedy, and a host of others have all seen independent success with their music. It’s possible for you also and I'm going to show you how to get started on your journey.



So, why this course out of all the courses out there on starting a record label?



Real simple! Everything You Need, One Course
You may be saying to yourself, "I don't know anything about the Music Business." This course compiles everything you need to know to start from scratch with no prior experience. Starting with the basics and providing you with the step-by-step instructions that I would have loved to have had myself when I started.


Some of the information in those other books and courses are great, but a lot of it is so outdated. This is the digital age baby!! Most of that information that you get from other courses apply to brick & Mortar record label startups. In these times you can legitimately start a digital record label with way less money than you had to back in those times. The cool thing about it is you can do it right from home. This course is geared toward the digital age and provides tons of online links to sources you will need to utilize. This saves time on doing all the searching yourself online.

If you are an artists like myself, the music business is wide open for us these days. No longer do we have to hope, and wish, for a record deal. Now I’m not saying getting a record deal is a bad thing at all, but why not at least make an attempt at doing it yourself and then reaping all the benefits in the long run?


If you are looking to sign to a label I would suggest you sign to a strong independent record label who is applying the business strategies and techniques that I am going to share with you in this course.


I’m going give you all the information you are going to need to start your digital record label, but if you don’t apply it, years will go by and you will still be a dreamer in the same position you were in five years ago.


Oh, and another thing, I can’t guarantee your label will be successful because if your music sucks, or your artist music suck, you are going to have a hard time no matter what genre of music you’re in.



So what is it that you are going to learn in this course you ask?

  • Business setup
  • Releasing your music on iTunes and other digital music platforms
  • How to register your songs to make money from publishing
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Recording a project and what you need to get it done yourself
  • Ways to make money from music placements
  • Shooting your own music videos
  • Making money on YouTube
  • All the extra stuff you won't find from a Google search

And much more…


Stop Dreaming, Start Doing
The secret to success isn't about luck. Successful people create their own luck. They seek out the resources they need to get things done. They put in the time and work. They get out there and do it. You have a dream, get out there and live it!


If you are lazy, unmotivated, lackadaisical, spoiled, or just a negative person this course is not for you. You at least have to be first willing to change your mindset, attitude, and the way you look at life.

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to have a willingness to learn and apply the information
  • Possess a Spirit of Entrepreneurship
  • A "Win no matter what" Attitude
  • A Desire to Succeed as Bad as You want to Breath

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know The nuts and bolts of how to start your digital record label.
  • Know Ways to make money from your music
  • Figure out which business structure best suit your needs
  • Know The basics of Publishing
  • Know the easiest way to copyright your music, & so much more...

What is the target audience?

  • This is for people who want to chase their dreams and work hard…
  • If you’re a naysayer, then this is not for you

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:31

This is an Introductory video about me the instructor and what you can expect from this course. You will be amazed at how easy it is to setup your Digital Record Label.

GET YOUR MIND RIGHT: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING & GIVING UP MUSIC
Article
Section 2: BUSINESS SETUP
REQUIRED BUSINESS SETUP READING #1
1 page
REQUIRED BUSINESS SETUP READING #2
1 page
REQUIRED BUSINESS SETUP READING #3
1 page
13:33

In this video, you will learn how to create a Business Plan for Your Record Label. Learn the different sections needed to formulate and craft the ultimate Business Pan for your Record Label.

BONUS: CREATE A BUSINESS PLAN WITH THIS STUDY GUIDE - FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF
Preview
17 pages
07:00

In this Video, Learn how to Setup you Record Label as a Legal Business Entity.Simple Method you can do yourself.

18:24

In this Video, Learn how to Setup you Record Label as a Legal Business Entity with LegalZoom.Simplier metohod. Let them do all the work.

Section 3: COPYRIGHT
REQUIRED READING ON COPYRIGHTING YOUR MUSIC & HOW TO GET IT DONE EASY TODAY.
Article
COPYRIGHT YOUR FUTURE HIT SONGS TODAY WITH THIS EASY DIY METHOD - STEP BY STEP
03:54
COPYRIGHT YOUR FUTURE HIT SONGS TODAY WITH LEGALZOOM - STEP BY STEP EASY PROCESS
03:51
Section 4: BRANDING YOUR RECORD LABEL
REQUIRED READING ON BRANDING YOUR RECORD LABEL #1
1 page
REQUIRED READING ON BRANDING YOUR RECORD LABEL #2
1 page
10:20

In this lecture, learn two methods to get a logo designed for your Record Label.

REQUIRED READING ON TRADEMARK - WHY YOU NEED IT & HOW TO GET IT DONE TODAY #1
1 page
REQUIRED READING ON TRADEMARK - WHY YOU NEED IT & HOW TO GET IT DONE TODAY #2
1 page
06:05

In this lecture, learn two methods to get a Trademark for your Record Label name & logo.

Section 5: DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION & STREAMING
08:01

In this lecture, learn Step By Step,How to Get Your Music On Pandora.

09:52

In this lecture, learn Step By Step,How to Get Your Music On iTunes, Spotify, & Other streaming services.

14:59

In this lecture, learn Step By Step,How to Get Your Music On Tidal.

Section 6: PUBLISHING
REQUIRED READING ON SOUND EXCHANGE
1 page
03:17

In this lecture, learn what Sound Exchange is, and how it can make you money as an artist.

04:20

In this lecture, learn what Performance Rights Organizations can do for you, and how to register your songs to collect royalties.

REQUIRED READING TO LEARN HOW TO START MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR MUSIC TODAY !!! #1
1 page
REQUIRED READING TO LEARN HOW TO START MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR MUSIC TODAY !!! #2
1 page
BMI: REQUIRED READING ON THIS PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION & WHY YOU NEED ONE
1 page
ASCAP:REQUIRED READING ON THIS PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION & WHY YOU NEED 1
1 page
SESAC: REQUIRED READING ON THIS PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ORGANIZATION & WHY YOU NEED 1
1 page
Section 7: PROMOTION
SIT DOWN AND SPEND A DAY SETTING UP ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER ONLINE ACCOUNTS
1 page
11:30

In this lecture learn HOW to CREATE a WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN 10 MINUTES FOR YOUR RECORD LABEL

Section 8: BONUS FOR ALL STUDENTS:FREE eBooks
BONUS#1 THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO START a DIGITAL RECORD LABEL - eBOOK
72 pages
BONUS#2 THE STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON TURNING YOUR RECORD LABEL INTO A BRAND - eBOOK
32 pages

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Instructor Biography

Jermane Beckford, Author/Musician

Hip-Hop is all about expressing culture, experiences, and life. The only way one can do this successfully in a sea of competition is not just rap or even sing about it, but be passionate about it. Re-living the words and relaying these experiences to an audience is key.

Jae is a new key in the world of Hip Hop today. Jae's unparalleled perspective brings his heart and soul through the microphone and through his writing to the audience.

His passion comes from a life we can call 'lost and found.' Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1986, Hewas compelled to create this course to serve aspiring artist who dream of being in control of their own destiny.

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