Launching Your Career As An Artist

Start building your career as an artist today by learning how to write great songs and market them using social media.
  • Lectures 45
  • Video 6 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion

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Have you ever dreamed of touring the globe, performing for thousands of fans, sharing your music and message as an artist?

This could be YOU; you just need to start today, by writing and recording your songs!

The perks from being an artist are endless - Brand Sponsorships (free stuff), performing on stage, signing autographs for adoring fans, selling merchandise, getting paid to tour the globe, hear your songs on the radio and being your own boss.

I created this course to help you overcome your fears about the Music Industry. To help you choose a performance name, genre, write songs, record and have a finished product ready to sell. I'm a 3 Time Juno Nominated Rock Artist & Record Label Owner selling over 200,000 albums and hundreds of thousands of singles world wide. This is not head knowledge. This is real life experience from the trenches of a 10 year plus career in the Music Industry.

This course will teach you what you need to know to get you started off on the right path in your artist career.

You will learn:

How to overcome your fears and believe that you have a song to share with the world.

How to take action and stay committed while building your brand as an artist.

How to decide on a music genre, stage name and the audience that you want to play your songs for.

How to write and structure great songs for your audience as we dive into verses, choruses and lyrics that share your message.

How to setup your home studio, record your demos, hire a Producer and have your songs mixed, mastered and ready for release.

Tour Smart and learn how to book shows in both churches and clubs plus how to market so you can sell it out.

Social Media Marketing: Learn how to tell your story on social media building a real fan base and most importantly build your email list.

Free Bonus Sections:

- 10 Ways To Make Real Money With Your Music

- My Technique For Writing Songs

- CD Baby vs TuneCore (choosing a digital distributor)

- Step by Step Tutorial: How To Upload Your Music Online

What are the requirements?

  • Laptop or Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • A Dream & Commitment

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 45 lectures and 5.5 hours of content!
  • Learn How To Build Your Brand
  • Learn How To Setup Your Studio
  • Write & Record Songs From Scratch
  • How to market your music on social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram)
  • How To Book & Promote Shows (Clubs & Churches)
  • Learn How To Hire a Producer
  • Upload Your Music For Sale Online
  • Conquer Fear & Take Massive Action Towards Your Dream

What is the target audience?

  • Songwriters
  • Singers
  • Rappers
  • Musicians
  • Anyone That Desires To Share Their Music But Doesn't Know Where To Start
  • Marketers

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


Section 1: Welcome Video
Watch First
Section 2: This Is Your Time!
Believing In Yourself
Stop Caring What Other People Think
Fail As Fast As You Can
Take Action
Section #2: Action Steps
1 page
Stay Committed
Section 3: Building Your Brand
Lifestyle Design
Deciding on a Genre
Choosing An Artist Name
Section #3: Action Steps
1 page
Section 4: Introduction To Songwriting
Knowing Your Audience
Choosing a Song Title
Song Structures
Writing Lyrics
Writing Lyrics Part II
How To Write a Great Chorus
Bonus Instrumental For Writing: Human (Pop/Rap)
Bonus Instrumental For Writing: Impossible (Rock)
Bonus Instrumental For Writing: Never Let you Go (Singer Song Writer)
Bonus: My Technique For Writing Songs
Section #4: Action Steps
1 page
Section 5: Recording & Sound Equipment
Recording Software
Studio Space
Jack of all trades master of none, Hire a Producer!
Section #5: Action Steps
1 page
Section 6: Touring Smart
How To Book a Show at a Church
How To Promote & Book a Show At a Club
Preparing For The Live Show
Winning Over The Audience Every Time
How To Sell From Stage
Section 7: Smart Social Media Marketing
Section 8: Bonuses
Bonus #1: 10 Real Ways To Make Money With Your Music Part I
Bonus #1: 10 Real Ways You Can Make Money With Your Music Part II
10 Real Ways To Make Money With Your Music: Action Steps
3 pages
CDBaby Vs TuneCore
Step by Step Tutorial On How To Upload Your Music Through TuneCore

This audio recording is a chapter taken from my book "Fighter" "5 Keys To Conquering Fear & Reaching Your Dreams" It will inspire you to write down your own Dreams, Visions & Goals and punch fear in the face!

This is your time!

Grab a pen and paper and right down the following:

My Dream is:

My Vision is:

My Goal is:

10 Tips To a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign

Instructor Biography

Christopher Greenwood , Artist, Author & Speaker

Last year 3 time Juno Award Nominee Manafest has penned his personal story and will be releasing his first book, “Fighter: Five Keys to Conquering Fear and Reaching Your Dreams,”. He crowd funded the book with his fans raising over $18,000. This book is a long time in the making as he began writing ideas over 1.5 years ago as he toured worldwide.

Over the past decade, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing over 1000 shows on 4 continents. In 2006, Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible,” featuring Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, became a global hit. In 2008, Manafest followed up with Citizens Activ, which catapulted success garnering multiple TV placements and his overall presence in the US and internationally. In 2010, Manafest released his most critically acclaimed project, The Chase, which he received his second JUNO Award nomination as well as won a 2010 GMA Canada Award. In June 2011, Manafest released his first self-titled live DVD / CD.Touring worldwide Manafest has also traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan and United States.

In 2013 Manafest released his fifth studio album, Fighter, which debuted in the Top 20 on the iTunes® Rock album chart at No. 16 and was the highest career debut for Manafest landing at No. 7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Manafest spent weeks touring in Japan and China supporting the international release of Fighter where he debuted at No. 8 on the Japan iTunes chart. In addition to the radio and international success, Manafest’s Fighter received wide acclaim from the media. Media said that the album was “lyrically intense,” “packs a power punch,” and an “ambitious blend of rap, hip-hop and Rock.”

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    • Todd Fernandez

    Worth the time and money

    If you're an artist who is looking for some basic instruction on both the creative process as well as the main points to cover in building an online platform for your music this is a great course.

    • Mr. Crofty

    great course... i have a better understanding of the music industry!

    if you're looking to make it in the music industry this course will get you there!

    • Norah Lynne

    Thank you!

    Thank you Chris this course helped me get focus and the inspiration messages as well to pursue my music career

    • Stacy Siewert

    Advice from an artist and expert

    My name is Marika Siewert, and I am a top 40 charted artist, #1 charted international songwriter, as well as for the last 10 years have run an artist development and management company called Emerton Records. I have followed Chris's career and even shared the stage with him, and as a professional myself felt that this course was invaluable to the amateur musician and professional alike. In the music industry I believe you should never stop learning and even for myself, I learned so much that I didn't even know. Chris teaches with knowledge, experience and the passion to empower people into their God given goals and dreams, and this course is a practical handbook for anyone wanting to have a career in music. What I appreciate about it also, is that Chris touches not only on the practical steps, but most importantly the mindsets artists themselves have to overcome to move forward into greatness, but also how much belief is a factor in true success. I recommend this course to all my artists and peers, and would encourage you no matter what stage of career you're at to do this course and enhance your career, ministry, or business.

    • Ricardo Fernandez

    Great advice (theoretical and practical) in How To prepare your mindset and actions to start your journey through a career/experience into the music industry.

    After having completed the course, let me tell you that I have learned a lot, and I'm very glad I have decided to take it! I've been able to answer many questions for which I haven't found answers before. It also made me think about specific topics that are really important (and often ignored) if you are planning to be somehow involved into being a musician. If you are new to the music business, this course will be a great orientation to you; you will find great tips and a lot of useful information, and you will end with an clear idea of the whole process that takes to get your music reach your audience. If you are already initiated, I'm sure you will still find great ideas and insights to add to your present knowledge bag. Besides, Christopher gives a very honest and highly motivational message through all the lessons, and explains things in a very structured and clear way, that makes the material very easy to follow. In summary, totally worth the money!

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