This Music Business Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Berklee will give you the knowledge, both theoretical and practical, to launch your career in the music business as an artist, manager, agent, and/or producer.
You will begin with Music Business Foundations, which provides a broad overview of the music business, including a history of the industry as well as the various roles that exist and how they relate to one another.
You will learn how record contracts are structured as well as a basic overview of copyright law. From there, you will complete Navigating the Music Business, designed for both musical artists and those who wish to work with artists.
This course will help you identify the unique elements of artist identity and provide you with the practical business know-how you’ll need to build a fanbase and successfully run a crowdfunding campaign.
Next, you will complete Copyright Law in the Music Business, which gets to the heart of compensation and revenue in the music business. You will have the opportunity to unpack high-profile copyright law cases involving world-renowned artists, gaining a better understanding of how to leverage the law to their benefit. Finally, you will complete Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in which you’ll learn what it takes to be an effective entrepreneur in the music business, learning skills that are essential for thriving in an ever-changing industry.
Applied Learning Project
Learners will develop a comprehensive plan for their music career, including a vision statement, website, and an optional crowdfunded campaign. Learners will also analyze and discuss a series of high-profile, real-world case studies from the music industry.
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- Music Business Foundations
- Building Your Career in Music: Developing A Brand and Funding Your Music
- Copyright Law in the Music Business
- Creativity And Entrepreneurship
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- 5 months
- 2 hrs/week
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration Music Liberal Arts View 17 other Short Courses in Liberal Arts in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- No prior knowledge of background is required to complete this specialization.
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