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Music Business: Learn How to Build a Business Making Music

Learn to have a music career by doing what music business pros do to fund bands, solo artists, and other music projects
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Created by Pippin Jag
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 26 mins on-demand video
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
A knowledge of various ways to fund your music project
An understanding of how Kick-Starter can amplify your profits
An understanding of how to release an album
A greater knowledge of the importance of copyright
Visual teaching - offering increased retention and accelerated learning
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Learn how to build a profitable business with your music! Learn the various options used by industry pros to fund music projects.  Don't put off a career in the music industry any longer!  Enroll Now!  Course Updated - September 23, 2016

Develop the Knowledge Needed to Build Your Music Business and Make Money in the Music Industry.

  • Learn how to fund your band, your act, or any music project
  • Learn how to build an audience
  • Learn how to get sponsorship for your band or venue
  • Learn how Kick-Starter can boost your earnings

Content and Overview

This music business course is unique, because in it, most importantly, you'll learn the basic methods that industry pros use to create profitable music acts. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, you'll learn new ideas on how to work in the music business and make a living.

First, we'll explore the aspect of sponsorship. You'll learn why it's so important and how it works.  You'll also learn new concepts that will help you keep your band or project constantly running and consistently making profits.

Then, you'll learn about one of the most crucial components of the music industry - copyright law. You'll gain a better understanding of current copyright law and also the history of copyrights. 

After that, we'll discuss the album release cycle and new formulas relating to its evolution.  You'll learn how critical it is to connect with your audience through available social channels.

By the End of the Course You Will Be Able To:

  • understand the various methods of funding musical projects
  • understand sponsorship and how it can help any musical act
  • understand how using Kick-Starter can help your project
  • use your knowledge of copyright law to attain your musical goals
  • understand new approaches to the album release cycle
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners as well as music business experts.
  • Like I said before, don't put off a career in the music industry any longer. Enroll Now!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 34:52
2 Lectures 00:47
Funding Your Band, Your Project, or Yourself
7 Lectures 15:13
Sponsorship - Building an Audience

Sponsorship - More Sponsorship

Sponsorship - Make a Plan


Marketing is Getting Harder

Fan-Funding Techniques

Quiz 2
2 questions
3 Lectures 06:03

Current Copyright

Quiz 3
2 questions
Releasing an Album
3 Lectures 05:16

Connecting with Your Audience

Quiz 4
2 questions
6 Lectures 08:00
The UK and Germany

More on the UK and Germany

For Music Publishers

The Writing is on the Wall

Heritage Acts

Quiz 5
2 questions

Bonus Lecture - Songwriting and Guitar
About the Instructor
3.5 Average rating
32 Reviews
2,390 Students
4 Courses
Instructor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer in Los Angeles

Pippin Jag is obsessed with songwriting and guitar! He is a Berklee alum (Writing and Producing) who has been songwriting for over 20 years. He lives in Los Angeles and has been the "Ghost Writer" on many of the number one songs of various artists.

When he's not with his guitar or at his piano, Pippin is usually surfing, playing soccer, or eating with his wife and six children. Yes, six children (it's not a misprint)! Four boys and two girls.

Since 2008, he has been a full-time songwriter, and currently is a staff writer at MRS publishing. He is affiliated with ASCAP.

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