Lastest update May 2017
Do you want to take your music career to the next level or get started and sell your music online?
Or perhaps you're already and established artist or musician and want to learn more about various aspects of a music career.
For the first time in history, we are living in a golden era, where musicians can successfully enjoy a career in music without necessarily being signed to a major record label. This is the perfect course to advance your music career further. While it's not a get rich quick scheme and requires a lot of work on your end, applying this principles can get you started getting more fans, gaining more popularity in your niche, and perhaps even increasing your revenue from music.
I'll show you the steps i've taken so far to build a successful career in music, without even touring or signing my music to a major record label.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
I've sold over $350,000 worth from my music catalog and additionally make an extra $2,500 a month from internet radio royalties.
I've been blessed not just with a few billboard bestsellers in the past, but now selling my own music, i've managed to establish my music brand and continue to search for opportunities in the music business.
I've also worked with so many artists in the past and have learned from their successes and mistakes alike.
What you'll get
I am constantly updating and improving my courses and look forward to feedback in order to do so. I'll guide you every step of the way and you can always reach me by posting a question in the forum or even sending me a direct message.
I want to make this the best music marketing course online and hope to see more artists and bands achieve a comparable level of success!
Get ready to make money from music
You could be making thousands of dollars from selling your music online. If music is your passion, make this your gateway to success!
By showing you what i consider a successful musician, I wish to encourage you to take the next steps in your career as an artist.
Plus, you'll get access to bonus videos with some of the most frequently asked questions i've gotten over the past.
With Udemy's 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is no reason not to enroll immediately. Try it out!
Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!
Yours in music,
In this video we'll do a brief introduction to the most important topics we'll be covering in the Course. Through it you should be able to determine if this course is right for you. I don't believe there are any get rich quick formulas when it comes to successfully making music, but if you're willing to put in the work and go step by step, it will help you enormously in growing your fanbase and improving your music career.
A walkthrough my income and how I am successfully generating a six figure income through selling my music online. Results will vary of course, depending on how you apply these principles and your particular style of music.
A brief description of what we're going to be covering in the module. Before we can get into music marketing and music business strategies to improve your success with music, I wanted to share my knowledge on productivity and organization. I feel they are foundational to the training we are about to take, so don't skip this section! It can help you significantly free up more time for making music and other activities you enjoy!
Negative beliefs hold us back in a mayor way. Our constant negative chatter is driving our lives towards a lifestyle that feels comfortable to our subconscious, but is not where we want to be in life. The only way to get out of this negativity is to take action. This lecture will get you started on shifting your subconscious mind from negativity to positivity.
On this video I want to encourage you to understand and create a life purpose. A life purpose is important to staying on track with your life. I'll also talk about some of the most important aspects i consider encompass the life purpose.
In this video we'll sit down and talk about how to extract goals you can hold yourself accountable for. Goal setting is important to success, as it allows us to measure ourselves over time and correct our course if necessary. We'll also be covering the frequently used methodology SMART for goal setting.
We're going to cover some groundbreaking research on productivity, and why it is affecting us in a negative way. I'll also cover a simple to understand principle to help you tackle more things in less time so you can free up time to make music or enjoy your other interests.
We'll cover some of the most important productivity apps that can help you get organized and more focused so you can have a more successful life.
We'll talk about the importance of describing your music in a few words. I'll also be talking about some key elements of your artist description or "elevator pitch".
Artists frequently look for fans in the wrong places and this affects their careers. In this course we'll discuss narrowing down on your audience to start building true fans for life, a crucial step to build your music career successfully.
This quiz is designed to help you solidify some of the basic concepts we've covered so far.
In this video we'll be covering some general aspects of songwriting and recording, and how to improve both so your music is competitive with most commercial music.
I'll be covering some of the elements i've observed can help you dramatically increase your potential of people liking your song. Go through these points to improve your songwriting skills.
6 tips that can enhance your recordings so they sound as professional as possible. So many recordings nowadays are being recorded in smaller environments, so take advantage of technology to create the best recordings within your music budget.
We'll go over some of of the content we've discussed in this section so you can check your understanding of the concepts.
Artists don't often see themselves as brands. In this course we'll uncover why its so important to become a recognizable brand and what major elements make a music brand so your own brand becomes consistent across all social media platforms.
In this video we'll talk about why your website should be central to your music career, and some effective and inexpensive ways to get started.
We'll be doing a walkthrough of the two main avenues as far as creating your website. Learn more about the pros and cons of each one so you can make a decision of how to approach your website.
In this video we'll get a glimpse at some of the email providers available for managing your newsletter. If you're getting started and on a budget, i'll cover my favorite email provider, which is free when you have a small mailing list or fanbase.
Social media is essential to an artist's music career. Whether you're a band just starting, or an artist who has developed a fanbase already, understanding and making the most of social media is crucial to a successful artist's career. Learn more of the basics around the most important social media channels today.
Gain a basic understanding of Youtube as a social media platform for musicians and artists. Youtube can be a powerful ally in your social media efforts. So many artists and bands have been discovered through youtube and so many others have used it to market their music and grow their fanbase significantly.
Dive into youtube, how to attract more views organically and without fake likes. Go deep into youtube channel customization to keep viewers for the maximum amount of time. Keeping your fans engaged and coming back for more will allow you to gain exposure in todays new music insustry.
Understand the importance of growing your subscribers and interpreting where your views are coming from on youtube. This is a vital step towards improving your targeting efforts.
An overall look at Facebook as a powerful social media platform for musicians and artists. We'll walk through some important Facebook marketing tips for musicians and artists to get you started.
Dive into some of the strategies available to increase your facebook exposure as an artist. Go through some of the key elements of facebook branding for musicians and artists.
Some of the most frequently asked questions about Facebook for musicians. Conclusions and final words to get you started on your facebook page.
Learn more about this simple and FREE way to tap into your potential audience on facebook so you can start connecting with more potential fans.
Learn more about twitter and how to make it work for music branding and marketing your music. Get a clear understanting of twitter and the terms commonly used in twitter.
In this video I want to share the main tool i'm using for increasing my twitter following. You too can use this tool to increase your fanbase and get started with using twitter for musicians.
A look at powerful social media tools to automate your social media. Use this to keep your audience engaged and constantly receiving your updates and news.
Learn how you can use this trick to upload your social media posts once and forget about reposting for several weeks!
A look at the main music distributors for independent musicians. I'll also be covering what a music distributor does and doesn't do. My favorite music distributor is included too.
A look into the common practice of payola, which is essentially how songs reach the radio charts. I also cover why I don't feel this is the best avenue for an indie artist.
A look into several resources you can use to find stations, blogs, etc that will play and mention your music. You are sure to find places to explore in this video, so you can decide which one will work best for your music career.
Learn more about collecting agencies to start getting paid royalties for your music when it gets airplay. This agencies will vary depending on your country, but there is one that i love and it tackles internet airplay.
4 tips that are likely to increase your chances of placing your songs for film, TV, ads, etc. If you follow this general principles, you'll have better chances of your songs landing on placements so have them in mind when submitting or preparing to submit your music.
Some agencies, publishers, websites that will checkout your music for placement on different projects. You'll want to research each and make sure they align with your purpose as an artist and the type of placements you wish your music to go to.
7 common mistakes that artists make in their careers and how to get past these. I've worked with hundreds of artists in the past and have had a chance to watch their careers improve or never take off. What's the difference? I believe it's related to this common mistakes I see artists make.
A purchase guide for gear. Great music is of course made by great talented people, but if you're just getting started this is a good gear list to check out and i've considered budget in mind for the indie artist and band.
5 Plugins that might be all you need to create great quality recordings. If I could only purchase 5 plugins, these would be the ones!
Learn from my perspective after having worked with many artists, on should you quit your day job to pursue a career in music? Stay tuned as we learn more on this topic.
A tour of my studio, where you can get a better idea of what gear i use and why. I've used my studio for many different projects and because of this you'll see an extensive amount of gear.
Music and sharing my knowledge with the world have been two passions i've had for as long as I can remember. After regularly playing drums in my hometown Mexico City, I decided to travel to Boston in the year 2000, where, in 2002 I graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music. I decided to move to miami, Florida, where I've has been collaborating with renowned Artists, musicians and celebrities, such as Mexico’s Premier composer and first Mexican artist to sell 1 Million copies, Armando Manzanero, Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres, accomplished film maker Michael Moore, among others. I've also had the fortune to have some of my productions chart as billboard bestsellers and some of my music is currently part of some of the most successful music libraries in North America, providing content to companies such as ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, Disney, and more.
I decided to join Udemy and continue my pursuit of knowledge. Having taught throughout my life, I also wish to share my knowledge with a larger audience over the internet waves.