Best Music Business Courses

Find the best online Music Business Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Music Business Courses.

Twitter Marketing Mastery For Music & Business

The Complete Guide To Listening & Engaging a Massive Following On Twitter

Created by Christopher Greenwood - Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

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Students: 9345, Price: $89.99

Students: 9345, Price:  Paid

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 20 different countries.

I currently have over 26,000 followers on Twitter and have used it to promote my music sell merchandise plus engage a loyal fanbase.

Twitter is a must for any artist or business owner promoting their brand and looking to make an impact online.

Twitter has 320 million active users in over 1 Billion unique tweets across multiple websites and 79% of the accounts are outside of the U.S.

Currently, Twitter doesn't require you to pay to have your posts seen by your followers.

If you are not yet using Twitter to build a targeted loyal following on Twitter your crazy!

I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything to grow your brand on Twitter, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.

See exactly why I'm so successful with Twitter - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).

  • See inside my Twitter account
  • Brand your Instagram account and stand out from your competition
  • Locate & Grow your audience quickly - get more favorites, and engagement with your audience.
  • Nothing is left out - you see everything
  • ... and my help and assistance to Udemy students is legendary

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What No One Taught Me as a Film, TV, & Game Music Composer

#1 Music Composition, Production, Technology, & Business Course from an Award-Winning Composer You've Never Heard Of

Created by Steven Melin - Music Composer & Best-Selling Instructor

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Students: 8640, Price: $129.99

Students: 8640, Price:  Paid

Why are you here? Yes, YOU here on Udemy looking for a music composition and production course – are you here to dip your toes into the wild world of composing music for a living? Have you always dreamed of writing for Hollywood movies, big commercials, AAA video games, and the like? Have your parents told you to go to business school and find a "real job"?  Whelp, I hate to squash your spirit...but they're right. If you want to make a career out of writing music, buckle up. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

If you're still reading, then you're here for something...more. You want to learn from someone who has already paved the path. You want to hear their war stories, understand their lifestyle choices, witness their work habits, study their rhythms, and most of all...learn how they do it so you can do it too.

I'm not here to blow smoke. I'm nothing special. In fact, although I'm an "award-winning composer" (do Webby's even count?) with hundreds of credits across virtually every media known to man – films, television, video games, podcasts, audio dramas, advertisements, trailers, corporate videos, animation, musicals, YouTube series, graphic novels, & a motion comic...my music has even been performed in concert halls and played on repeat for a decade inside the National Museums Liverpool! – you've never heard of me. Why? Because I'm an Everyday Composer. I'm not famous, but I support my family doing what I love every day and inspiring millions of listeners...even if they never know my name.

Chances are, you've heard my music on...

  • Horror music on the #1 Fiction podcast Dark Dice, starring Jeff Goldblum

  • Playful 16-bit music on Monster Sanctuary

  • Emotional music on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars

  • Epic orchestral music on ad campaigns for FOX, NBC, & CBS networks

  • Video game music on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, & mobile

With that out of the way....

Welcome to my course What No One Taught Me as a Film, TV, & Game Music Composer! Back in 2016, this was my first experience publishing a course on Udemy and it quickly became a Best-Selling course. Don't take my word for it – read the reviews for yourself...

  • When I first ordered this course, I honestly thought I was going to get a lot of the same things I knew about composition work...What Steven did here blows my expectations out of the water. He gives a lot of advanced music theory techniques, as well as detailed help on how to use your DAW, and he keeps you on your toes with some of these quizzes. Especially after you get half way through the course. I don't regret the money I paid for this course at all, and I'm glad that I have this course to reference when I'm in a bit of a pickle with my own goals. –Monish C.

  • Absolutely phenomenal course! All the lectures go into great depth on the lesson topic and explain it clearly. Thanks for the awesome course Steven! –Kenan B.

  • This course seems to be exactly what I’m looking for. Steven is taking every facet of the craft and business of modern composing into account and teaching at the perfect pace - the videos are not too long, but are jam packed with great info. – Andrew C.

In this updated 2021 version, I’ve removed content that is no longer relevant and have added hours of bonus content to showcase my entire comprehensive library of teaching over the last 5 years, including

  • How to Train for Professional Composing Speed

  • How to Build DAW Templates

  • How to Create a Realistic Sampled Orchestra

  • How to Earn First Dollars & Grow a Music Business

  • Music Composer Lifestyle

  • Interviews with Industry Pros

  • Public Interviews with Steven about His Music Career

  • Selected Live Composing Show Streams

  • Student Coaching Calls with Steven

  • Level Up Live with Coaching Students

  • How to Compose in the Style of Famous Composers

  • Nerdy Music Technology

  • Case Studies on How I Composed for Projects

  • MINI-COURSE: Music Composer's Guide to Finding Work Online ($297 value!)

The bulk of the core content that originally made this course so successful is still here and will teach you all the fundamentals you need to compose & produce music for Film, TV, & Video Games (and surely other types of media too). The only prerequisite for this course is that you have access to a Mac or PC. We will be using notation software and a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to write music on a computer, but don’t worry if you don’t have any music software yet. There are multiple free options available and we’ll cover those as needed throughout the course.

I look forward to connecting with you inside. Talk to you soon.

Your Coach,
Steven Melin

How To Get a Manager: Music Business Management

Artists guide from being self managed to hiring a manager to help build your music career

Created by Christopher Greenwood - Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

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Students: 7068, Price: $89.99

Students: 7068, Price:  Paid

Last Updated December 15th 2015

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide, over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 19 different countries.

I've worked & signed with many different managers in both the USA & Canada. I've also had the privilege to travel to music conferences like Midem, Music Matters, NXNE & SXSW to network with managers all around the world.

This course will show you exactly what you need to do to get a manager and what you should be focusing on to build your career.

I have put this course "How to get a manager" together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.

I "take you step by step" showing you:

  • Why ever artists should self manage first
  • How much a manager should get paid
  • What are the roles of a manager
  • Negotiating a fair deal
  • What to say to a manager

Independent Musician Music Marketing – Part Music Business

Music industry & music business success with music marketing & music promotion: YouTube, branding, ads, TikTok

Created by Alex Genadinik - Business, Entrepreneurship, SEO, Marketing, Amazon, YouTube

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Students: 2820, Price: $34.99

Students: 2820, Price:  Paid

This is a course for aspiring musicians and artists. The course will teach you how to correctly promote your work on social media and other online marketing strategies. 

The course is a mixture of an interview with a musician named Sarantos who is successfully using social media to promote his music and tutorials from me on some of the common marketing and business practices that musicians and artists should be aware of. 

Includes my 200-page business productivity book to help you produce more and better work.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS MUSIC MARKETING COURSE

Don't expect to become a star overnight. The course notes many good practices and has a number of examples and suggestions for the right ways to do things. But it will be up to you to try things out and correctly implement the strategies discussed in the course. 

Best of luck! 

NEW COURSE ADDITION: TIKTOK FOR MUSIC

TikTok is a new social media platform that is very popular for musicians. It is formerly the Musically app. I added a new section for how to get started on TikTok to promote your music even if you have no audience of followers on TikTok.

OFFICE HOURS AND ONE-ON-ONE HELP - I GIVE MY PERSONAL TIME 

What really sets this music marketing course apart is the personal time I give to hold office hours with students in this course. During the office hours you can ask me any business question you want, and I will do my best to help you. The office hours are free, I don't try to sell anything. It is just another thing I do to help you achieve your goals. 

You can also get my help and advice any time! Start discussions and message me with private questions about the music business or music marketing. I answer 99% of questions within 24 hours. I love helping students who take my courses and I look forward to helping you. 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WHEN YOU FINISH THE COURSE   

When you complete 100% of the videos in this course, you will be emailed a certificate of completion by Udemy so you can show it as proof of your music marketing and music industry expertise, and that you have completed a certain number of hours of instruction in music marketing.

MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

This music marketing course comes with an unconditional, Udemy-backed, 30-day money-back guarantee. This is not just a guarantee, it's my personal promise to you that I will go out of my way to help you succeed just like I've done for thousands of my other students. 

Invest in your future. Enroll now.

How To Get a Record Deal & Navigate The Music Industry

How To Get a Record Deal & Everything You Need To Know About The Music Business

Created by Christopher Greenwood - Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur

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Students: 2101, Price: $89.99

Students: 2101, Price:  Paid

As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide, over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 20 different countries.

I've signed & negotiated Record Deals with Major Labels such as EMI and Sony Music as well as many independent labels around the world.

Over the last 10 years I continued to play live shows, write songs and attending conferences improving and teaching my students everything I know in the music industry.

I'm tired of artists being broke. I have friends that have sold over 1,000,000 records but because they haven't setup their business correctly are forced to get a part time job driving for Uber.

I have put this course "How To Get a Record Deal" together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.

I "take you step by step" showing you:

- How To Get a Record Deal

- What To Say To Labels

- How To Negotiate a Deal

- How To Look Up Record Label Contacts

- I Go Through The Most IMPORTANT Points In a Record Contract

See exactly why I'm so successful with my music career - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).

  • Hear about my $50,000 signing mistake
  • How to build your brand to negotiate a GOOD deal
  • How To submit a demo
  • How to network with music industry professionals
  • ... and my help and assistance to Udemy students is legendary

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Music Business: Find Music Publishing & Licensing Placements

Get your music placed with artists and used in film, TV, advertising etc. Now with free songwriting audio mini course.

Created by Eve Williams MMus - Signed Singer and Songwriter, 10 years+ Teaching Experience

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Students: 1359, Price: $69.99

Students: 1359, Price:  Paid

Do you write music but don't know how to get artists to record it or have it placed in film, TV, advertising etc?

If you have been writing and recording songs and you would like to start making money from them, this course is for you. Music publishing can seem hard to break into, but in this course you will find out that it’s possible for songwriters at various stages of their careers to have songs placed with artists and used in film, TV and other media by using online platforms and finding reputable companies in the music industry to work on your behalf. We will also look at self publishing. This is everything you need to know about music publishing in one place. The course has input form me as a published songwriter but also includes interviews with songwriters signed to universal and cool independents and  a commercial pop publisher with international success .

 

Do you want to be a published songwriter but haven’t been sure how to have your songs published?

I am published songwriter named One to Watch twice by Nashville Songwriters Association International. I have been commissioned to write for reality TV graduates, written for up and coming artists, co-written with multi platinum writers and producers and my music has been used in documentaries and advertising. I would like to help you succeed in the music industry in doing what I do.

 

What We Will Discover

We will learn about the different kinds of music publishers and music publishing deals and their role in the music industry but more importantly we will learn how to apply this information to your goal of monetising your songwriting.

Topics include:

·         Traditional Music Publishers

·         Music Licensing Agencies

·         Online Music Libraries

*        Being paid royalties

·         When to Find a Music

           Publisher (assessing the commercial viability of your songwriting)

·         How to Find a Music Publisher

·         Self Publishing

·         Finding and Building Relationships with Music Supervisors

·         Pitching services and how to use them to maximum benefit

·         Organisations to join who can help advance your songwriting career

 

After the course you will

·         Be able to find the right publisher for you

·         Be able to find sync (TV,film etc) opportunities

·         Be able to efficiently make use of online pitching services

·         Use platforms like YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter to find placements

·         Understand how to become a published songwriter

Please Note: There are no 'hacks', shortcuts or insider tips that will help you succeed in publishing and licensing. There is a process which you need to commit to and your songs need to be written to commercial standard and recorded to broadcast standard. This course is for professionals with a business-like approach so ti wont suit you if you are looking for a quick fix.

If you want to start earning money from your music, please enroll now and I’m looking forward to joining you on your musical journey.

Artist Management for the Music Business

The Roadmap to Managing Your Own Music Career or Becoming a Professional Manager

Created by Christopher Palmer - Professor and Music Industry Veteran

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Students: 1292, Price: $99.99

Students: 1292, Price:  Paid

What Will You Learn in the Artist Management OnLine Course?

In this course you will learn how a successful manager answers and then deals with these issues every day:

  • Who are the decision makers in the music industry?
  • What are the key points to negotiate in an artist management contract?
  • How will a business manager support an artist’s career?
  • How does a manager earn their money?
  • What are the negotiating points in a record label contract?
  • How do I interest a booking agent in my artist?
  • What do corporate sponsors look for when partnering with an artist?
  • What is negotiable in a 360° record label deal?
  • What are the fundamental issues in an artist rider?
  • What elements define an artist’s brand?
  • What issues should I look for when negotiating a live performance contract?
  • How will an attorney contribute to an artist’s team?

Comprehensive Learning Experience

The elements of this Artist Management course are authored and presented by experienced professionals in the music industry that also have years of academic experience at the graduate and undergraduate level, teaching the music business.

Tested and Trusted

This original class material has been taught in graduate and undergraduate music business degree programs accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music. The course objectives and learning outcomes for this course were designed to comply with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools guidelines.

Monetise Your Music – How To Make Money With Music

Music Business : Sell Stock Music To Earn Money in the Library Music Industry! Make Money From Your Music!

Created by Jonathan Armandary - Award-Winning Film Music Composer

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Students: 1066, Price: $99.99

Students: 1066, Price:  Paid

You’re a composer / producer that can write high quality music that sounds polished.

What if you could learn how to make money with music?

And not only to make a bit of cash on the side, but what if you could transform that music into a music business, providing you a full-time income?

That would be pretty life-changing, right?

Well, I’m here to tell you all about the library music industry, and how you can build a portfolio of tracks that will sell consistently and bring you the pride and satisfaction of making money from your music.

And depending on your own goals, level, and ability, the amount you earn from your music can be anything from a few dollars a month to pay for a cinema ticket, right the way through to you having a fully-fledged music business with a full 6-figure income.

The best part is, a lot of that income comes passively from tracks in your catalogue!

In this music business course on how to make money with music, you’re going to learn:

  • About the library music business models, which ones you should write for, and how to maximise your success in each model

  • The best ways to make your music perfect for stock music libraries, and how to optimise sales

  • How to write great titles, tags, and descriptions that help you rank in music libraries

  • How to approach music publishers to give yourself the best chance of signing with a premium library, and also how register and upload your music to online marketplaces to sell stock music, and make money online

By the end of the course you’re going have a thorough understanding of how the library music industry works and where your money comes from. I’ll also share with you my top advice on how to make your music best work in a music library, and how to maximise how much money you can earn from your music.

This really is a complete guide to the library music business, and we’re going to go in-depth into the non-exclusive, royalty-free libraries as well as the more premium music publishers.

So whether you’re fairly new to composition, or whether you’ve years of experience under your belt - I’m going to show you exactly how to get started and where to focus your efforts depending on your level.

And don’t think that just because you’re fairly new to music composition or production that this isn’t an option for you.

That’s not true at all - we all have to start somewhere, and the earlier you start trying to make money from your music, the sooner you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, and with my guidance you’ll be headed in the right direction right from the get go.

As well as the main video lectures in the course I’ve also put together for you:

  • A list of all the major music libraries and publishers in the music industry that you can contact and register your music with - including both premium, exclusive libraries and non-exclusive royalty-free ones (where you can make money online by selling stock music)

  • My checklist for stock music composition so that you remember exactly what steps you need to go through to create successful, sellable library music pieces - perfectly tailored to the library music industry

  • A collection of email templates for reaching out to music supervisors, A&R reps, and music library owners, to help you get signed with a reputable music publisher and start earning those coveted performance and broadcast royalties - the first step towards turning your hobby into a music business!

You’ll also get a copy of my eBook, “The Media Scoring Guide”, that takes you through all of the skills and equipment that you’ll need to get started, as well as the process of composing music for media.

And on top of all that, you’ll be invited to join my closed group of composers and producers where you can get advice and feedback from me and other music industry professionals that are in the group, as well as from your peers going through the same journey as you.

As with all of my courses you’re protected by a 30-day money back guarantee - no hard feelings, I completely understand that sometimes things just aren’t what you expect - so you’ve really nothing to lose.

Hit the “buy now” button and start your journey towards making money from your music today!

A final note before I leave you to finish signing up, I can’t guarantee that you’ll make money from your music, no one can, and if anyone does promise you that, they’re lying to you - unless they’re literally standing there with a wad of money about to buy some music from you!

Whether or not you make money from your music depends on your ability, goals, and how seriously you take action on the lessons in the course. I can tell you that if you follow my advice, implement my teaching, and, most importantly, take action, then you’ll stand a much greater chance of success than without.

So click on the “buy now” button, and I’ll see you ready to take action inside the course.

Music Entrepreneurship COMPLETE: Parts 1, 2, and 3

Creating a Career in Music Business Through Entrepreneurship. Find a worldwide market for music jobs without a degree.

Created by Jason Allen - Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer

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Students: 759, Price: $74.99

Students: 759, Price:  Paid

** UDEMY BESTSELLER **

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Entrepreneurship Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and turn it into a business. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.

In this course, we will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university music business professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, and useful.

Dr. Allen is the founder of a number of successful businesses and is a top-rated Udemy instructor. In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Getting your career off the ground as a professional musician can be a long and scary task. It requires a lot of work and dedication. But with this course, I want to simplify that process for you. We will draw on my experience both as a professional musician and as a University Professor in the music industry. I'll walk through all the steps that the professionals take to set up their career as a business.

MUSIC BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PARTS, 1, 2 AND 3 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Entrepreneurship courses Monetizing Your Music, Funding Your Business, and Music Business Plans.

In this course, we will focus the entire course on the steps to start a career in the music business. First, we will focus on the advantages and concerns of new businesses, specifically in the arts. Next, we will walk through the different types of businesses - from corporations to family businesses, to nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, we will learn what is best for your business, and walk through the step-by-step process to set up and register your business. Last, we will walk through the steps needed to create your most essential founding document: the operating agreement. 

By the end of this course, if you follow along, you will have your business officially created and ready to open the doors for business.

Also included in this course is a comprehensive plan to build a professional business plan - including text template pages, Xcel spreadsheets, and more.

Some of the step-by-step guides in this course will be:

  • The steps to take to start your music career

  • The 4 business objects

  • Deciding on your business type

  • Filing your legal forms

  • The steps to writing an operating agreement

  • The 7 steps to building a budget for your music career

  • The top techniques for finding funding

  • The secrets to using crowdfunding

  • The 8 parts of the business plan

The course is a roadmap to launching your career in the music business.

All the tools you need to prepare, organize, and start your career are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music business course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.

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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Music Business: How to Make Money from Music

Practical Advice on Real Life Music Income Streams and How to Make Them Work for You

Created by Eve Williams MMus - Signed Singer and Songwriter, 10 years+ Teaching Experience

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Students: 695, Price: $69.99

Students: 695, Price:  Paid

Students say: 

'Eve is a joy to listen to and she's consolidated her knowledge and research in a very practical way that makes me feel like I can go out and follow her advice with visible results. Thanks for this brilliant overview, Eve!'

Dom, Udemy student

'It is definitely very realistic, and upfront. I love the way the instructor addresses herself. She is right on point, professional. She looks very experienced, and I like her vibe! So far, I am enjoying the course very much! '

Waldo Diaz, Udemy student

'So much information for the real world. I will re-listen to many different areas. Excellent course! Thank you!'

Will Lucas, Udemy student

Would you like to earn money from music? Have you been earning money but would like to increase your income from music? Would you like to venture into new music related income streams?

If you would like to make a full time or part time living from music, this is the course for you.

In this course you will learn how to make money from music. This is not as daunting or as complex as it seems: we look at several different income streams which are easily accessible to musicians at any point in their careers, even if you do not yet have a huge following. The lectures are very practical and you will be able to put what you learn into practice quickly.

Have you been feeling frustrated that your dedication to music hasn't been paying off financially?  At last there is practical, actionable information that will help you start seeing the results you want from your music.

After leaving my 'sensible day job' due to a serious health condition, I signed a music publishing contract and have been earning money exclusively from music ever since. Not only have I earned money, I have worked with acclaimed and lovely people, travelled extensively and grown as a person. My music business is also a way of life! Many of me students tell em that they find this course practical and 'real world friendly' because online some other courses on this topic it doesn't require you to have an in depth knowledge of business or relate only to working with massive corporations (although a few of those are in here, too!). If you have never run your own business, all the steps you need to put into place to start making income in a self employed capacity are here.

WORKING A PORTFOLIO

Most pro musicians work a portfolio, meaning they make money from several different sources. In this course you will learn how to make money from several income streams in the music industry for a sustainable music career, including:

  • Live performance

  • Selling CDs and merchandise

  • Session work

  • Teaching

  • Songwriting and music publishing

  • Music Licensing (placing your music in film, TV, games etc)

  • Streaming and selling digital content

This course will help you find the right combination for you of these areas of work to make an income. We also look at practical things such as which organisations to sign up to so you are paid royalties, places to go for professional development and contracts that make sure you are paid fairly.

We will also look at writing a music business plan and building your professional profile. The course includes information on the going rate for specific music industry services and should help you to set up your own small music business.

You will have my personal support as you do so: I love to be asked questions and give feedback on students' music.

My Music Press:

'Eve has established herself as an artist of considerable sophistication, recognised for her powerful toplines and moving lyrics.'

-The Musician Magazine


Named One to Watch Twice by Nashville Songwriters Association

If you are excited to start a new chapter of your musical story, enrol now and I look forward to working with you!

Udemy offers a 30 day money back guarantee so you can buy the course with confidence.

'It's like being with a trusted friend in your own front room - there's no over-the-top promises about becoming a millionaire overnight, just warm, reasoned-out guidance that I've found really helpful.'

Andy Brice, Udemy Student

INCLUDES A SONGWRITING MP3 MINI COURSE AND BONUS VIDEO WITH ADVICE FROM PRO MUSICIANS SIGNED TO UNIVERSAL, GOLDEN GATE AND OUT OF THE WOODS ON HOW THEY DEVELOPED THEIR CAREERS.

Music Business: Selling Digital Content for Passive Income

How Musicians Can Make Sustainable Income Online

Created by Eve Williams MMus - Signed Singer and Songwriter, 10 years+ Teaching Experience

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Students: 569, Price: $54.99

Students: 569, Price:  Paid

​'Nothing like this exists... I found it very useful' - James


​​​Are you a musician who would like to make passive income for your music? Have you been despairing at the fluctuations in income a career in music brings? Then selling digital content can provide you with more financial freedom and a reliable source of income.

I am a commercial songwriter, music educator and provider of online musical services, including courses, apps, ebooks and ofcourse, music. I doubled my income by adding this strand of revenue to my portfolio and I would like to show you how you can make money by selling digital content.

There are many courses on creating apps, online courses etc. but mine is unique in that it brings together the different kinds of digital content in one place and is aimed at the skill set and needs of musicians.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Make passive income from a range of digital content (music, online courses, apps, ebooks and YouTube videos)

  • Build a sustainable income online

  • Build an online following for your products and services

  • Market your products and services effectively

  • Grow your business network

  • Create and implement an effective business plan

  • Make online courses

  • Create apps without coding

  • Become conversant with software and online platforms which will help you to make money from creating digital content

I'm very excited to show you how you can grow your music business via digital content creation and marketing. I know it can do for you what it's done for me. ​Enroll today and start making income.

Udemy's 30 day money back guarantee means you can enroll with peace of mind.

Learn the Music Business and explode your music career!

Learn from over 15 top music professionals

Created by Terry Moorer - over 30 years experince in the music industry.

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Students: 341, Price: $49.99

Students: 341, Price:  Paid

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Are
you lost when it comes to your music career? Do you have the
creative side down but lack any knowledge about the business? Do you
know how to find the photographer or manager? Its called the music
business for a reason and most independent artists, producers,
songwriters and muscians are constantly caught up in bogus deals or
meeting the wrong people because of not understanding the business
aspect.

Learn
the Music Business is an educational online course that teaches
music artists about the music industry and more importantly how to
save money in the music industry.
How to avoid the common mistakes that most artists make, how to  get
ripped off by a shady manager, tips on how to get airplay, sell more
music and create the right image for your career. This course will
help level the playing field by making dreams come true for unsigned
artists, songwriters, producers and musicians. Connect the dotsby
giving each student access to industry leaders that can help you get
the exposure you need.

I am a music industry expert with over 30 years experience in
marketing, publicity and branding. In the past, I've worked with
Will Smilth, Queen Latifah, MTV, Atlantic Records, NBA entertainment,
Rosie Perez, NBA Kenny Smith, Sean Combs, MC Lyte, veteran jazz
artist Bob Baldwin and many others. Learn the Music Business is a
video collection of advice from a few of my close friends in the
music industry. You will be learning from a team of people including
celebrity photographers, celebrity publicists, entertainment lawyers,
radio DJs, record executives, celebrity stylists, celebrity fitness
trainers and veteran managers. The independent music artists who
wants to understand the business aspect from multiple sources
instead of one person. 

****I am so happy with this course, and so confident that you will learn something new about the music industry that will help your career I will offer a 30 day guarantee.**************

What They Don’t Tell You About Your Music Career

The most critical aspects of building a music career that most music business courses are missing.

Created by Draven Grey - Music Career Coach, Vocal Trainer, and Professional Musician

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Students: 140, Price: $89.99

Students: 140, Price:  Paid

We want to welcome you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking a minute to check out our course.

There are many "music business courses" out there, some from qualified people. However, when Draven and I investigated what was out there for people like you, we were disappointed. Sure, there may be some decent, slightly vague tactical information ("set up a Facebook fan page!" or "make YouTube videos!" or "create a buzz!"), but we soon realized that many if not all of them were missing some of the most important components: the mental game and the relationship building methodology that can mean the difference between real success or a lack of response in your music career.

Our goal for this course is to help you hear what your fans are saying, and how to speak so they will listen. We show you how to discover what your fans need and how meeting those needs can impact their lives in powerful ways. We show the ropes and take you through the step-by-step process of planning out your musical act's strategy. We go beyond the theoretical and have you workshop actual plans to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

We begin by showing you how to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Then, we show you how to attract fans, execute unforgettable live shows and provide just what your fans are asking for. When it's all said and done, you'll have a system that you can plug into time and time again to take your career to the next level and ensure you will always be able to support yourself with your music.

We live in a time where it's possible for anyone who is willing to do the work to have a meaningful and fulfilling music career on their terms. Your success is based on your knowledge, your determination, your grit, and above all, your passion for your music and your fans. This course intends to give you a road map for making your dreams a reality.

We want to thank you deeply for taking the time to investigate this course. Your time is an invaluable resource, and we believe that investing in this course will be well worth every minute of it.

We have spent years developing the knowledge and lessons that appear in this course in the most honest way possible, with real world experience. Everything we talk about doing here, we have both done and currently do in our personal and professional musical lives.

We hope that you're excited, because we can't wait for you to join us!

The Music Industry Behind Closed Doors and How to get Signed

Music Industry Business. How the Music Industry Really Works in Practice, with Insider Tips and Secrets.

Created by Music Industry Insider - Music Industry Insider

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Students: 57, Price: $19.99

Students: 57, Price:  Paid

A completely NEW course by a real insider showing musicians how the MUSIC INDUSTRY REALLY WORKSand giving you insider tips, secrets and short cuts to success!

Are you fed up with the right doors not opening for your music? Do you want to know how the music industry really works? 

I’ve secured many, many record deals for my artists and many of my artists have tens of millions of paid streams and we turn down offers of record deals.

Having great music isn’t enough - arm yourself with the knowledge you need to put yourself ahead of all the other unsigned artists…

✅You will see how A&R really works…. The internal politics of A&R departments behind closed doors and my tips to get A&Rs chasing you and then what to do to get a great deal.

✅You are going to understand how record deals really work and I’m going to show you what happens when a deal gets competitive and multiple labels want to sign you.

✅You are going to learn the difference between live agents and promoters and how to get support tours and how to get festivals. Plus how to make money live and how to get your label to fund you when you need tour support.

✅You’re going to learn how to get a manager, not just any manager but the right manager. You are going to learn the pros and cons of big management companies vs solo managers. 

✅You’re going to learn how major and indie labels actually work in practice and not on paper. What the different departments do. When to use in-house promotion versus out of house promotion. 

✅You will find out the importance of lawyers and how they broker and shop deals

✅You need to make the music amazing, and I will teach you how to attract and get the right producer to do this. I will teach you about the kind of deals you should strike with producers and mixers and how to do backend deals. Plus the pros and cons of production deals.

✅You will learn about music publishing and the difference between publishing and label A&R. You will learn what a publisher does, how the deals work and what an ‘Admin’ deal is.

The course is divided into 10 very easy to follow sections:

1.     Course Introduction

2.     A&R

3.     Managers

4.     Lawyers

5.     Record Labels

6.     Live

7.     Publishers

8.     Accountants and Insurance

9.     Getting the Music Right

10.   Artist Well Being

GOLD DUST FOR COVER BANDS – SUCCESS FOR YOUR MUSIC BUSINESS

HOW BANDS PLAYING COVER SONGS CAN SUCCEED COMMERCIALLY

Created by Bob Spry - Award-winning Entrepreneur, Professional Musician, Teacher and Broadcaster

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Students: 41, Price: $49.99

Students: 41, Price:  Paid

Are you a musician in a band, or working towards being one? Are you wondering how you can turn all that hard work into hard cash?

There are literally millions of amateur and semi-professional musicians around the world, many of whom think that for them, making money from their music is out of reach. It’s just a distant dream. However, if you’re good enough to play in public, you’re good enough to be PAID to play in public. Despite the global economy making life difficult (especially for those determined souls playing their own material), the reality is that there is still a vibrant and enthusiastic market for bands playing covers. It’s also a marketplace with some significant growth areas which are very rewarding for cover bands, probably the ONLY musical environment which is enjoying solid growth in 2018.

This is a truly comprehensive course, which will guide you all the way from recruiting your first bandmates (if that’s what you need) to performing professionally, with a busy and well-organised career. Along the way, you’ll find upbeat, engaging lectures on all the subjects you would expect, plus a lot more besides. There is a huge amount of material here, but I’ve deliberately kept everything as light and easily-absorbed as possible. I’ve also used some of my favourites anecdotes and ‘Tales from the Road’ to help put things in perspective for you, and hopefully raise a smile.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the topics you’ll be covering on the course;

  • Getting it all off the ground, from scratch.
  • Addressing the age-old question; Old band or new?
  • Auditions, and how to make them work for you ( from both sides of the room ).
  • The all-important human elements; The Group Dynamic and People Skills.
  • Finding your band’s unique voice.
  • Strategies for solo practice and band rehearsal.
  • Developing your own repertoire.
  • The trauma of agreeing on band names!
  • What on earth do you look like? The right look for the role.
  • Iconography – Ensuring your logo and presentation is a professional reflection of YOU.
  • Marketing tools in all their forms, and how to maximise their effectiveness.
  • Getting those gigs.
  • Pitching your price right; Being paid what you’re worth.
  • Free gigs and how to deal with them.
  • Gigging successfully, at every stage, on every level. Before, during and after.
  • Gigging practicalities; Dealing with other people, venues and equipment.
  • Moving on up; Consolidation and building your reputation.
  • Sound and lighting.
  • Promoting your own gigs.
  • Upping the ante; Stepping up to the BIG money.
  • Weddings.
  • Corporate Events.
  • Cruise Ships.
  • Professionalism, in every sense; What you need to do, to command those big fees.
  • Presentation.
  • Agencies, management and representation. Do you need them?
  • Contracts, riders and quotations.
  • Constantly reinventing yourselves, and offering alternatives.
  • Summing up, with the Top Ten ( or 11! ) must-do hacks for professional musicians.

There is of course a 30-day, no quibble money-back guarantee, and you can also check out the free preview video which will give you a flavour of the course before you commit to enrolling. So if you’re already in a band and want to make it pay, or you’re thinking that could be the way forward for you, this course has you in mind. It will equip, empower and hopefully inspire you, while answering all the questions you didn’t even know you had!  

The Guide to the Music Business You’ve Always Wanted

Learn the Music Business from Recording to Royalties

Created by Bryan Calhoun - Artist Advocate and Creator of the Music Business Toolbox

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Students: 20, Price: $29.99

Students: 20, Price:  Paid

About the Course

This course is organized into lectures. It starts with big-picture topics like copyright, income streams, team members, and label responsibilities. The middle lectures dive into the elements of most music projects, such as studio time, production, metadata, distribution, and marketing, with special chapters dedicated to touring and video platforms.

The final lectures offer information on business organization, finances and long-term planning.

While we organized the course to follow the pattern and tasks of most music releases, we encourage you to jump around. Read the parts that are relevant to your project, and then come back to other sections as necessary.

The Music Business Toolbox eBook has now been modified into an interactive course that you can take at your own pace, mark off lectures and assignments as you review/complete them, and more.

History of The Music Business Toolbox

The first edition of the Music Business Toolbox was written to give emerging musicians, especially those who are managing (and likely funding) their own musical projects, the knowledge, advice, and tools that you need to record, package, distribute, market, and make money from their own music. I am happy to say that the first edition, released in 2007, was well received and widely used.

Then in 2015, Music Business Toolbox 2.0 with my friend, Kristin Thomson. With 2.0 comes not only new platforms and players, but also new concepts, strategies, tasks and opportunities.

This 2.0 edition provides you with information about the current landscape, but we are well aware that platforms and strategies will undoubtedly change in the future. You will have to adapt, but some core elements will remain the same. Things like:

  • Copyright law, and an understanding of how your compositions, sound recordings and brand can make money

  • The value of budgets and timelines, to forecast your project expenses, delegate project tasks, and stay on schedule

  • A sense of your own interests and skills, and your relationships with team members that support your musical career

  • An understanding of your music’s metadata, which has become the key to ownership, attribution, and payment in the digital age

As much change as we’ve already witnessed in the music industry, there is one thing that’s still the same: it is still very, very difficult to break through and become a superstar musician. It would be foolish for us—and for you—to promise that this book would guarantee that level of fame in the music industry. Nobody can promise you that.

But the changing landscape has also meant that there are now more ways than ever to achieve your goals. The Music Business Toolbox is designed to give you advice, guidance and tools, to reduce the mystery and strengthen your core skills. Whatever your aspirations, Music Business Toolbox can help you build and sustain a musical career.

Music Business Boot Camp: A Novice to Expert Guide!

Learn how to turn your performance art into a business.

Created by John Roo - Music Business Specialist

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Students: 13, Price: $19.99

Students: 13, Price:  Paid

Music Business Boot Camp: A Novice to Expert Guide!

In this course you will learn how to turn your performance art into a business that pays you. We will focus on the 3 main tiers needed for success. Creating a strong product worthy for the market, marketing that product to an audience, and having a distribution strong arm to sell your product in return for capital gains. We will go over these main concepts and many more in the Music Business Boot Camp by John Roo.

The music business Boot camp consists of 16 lectures on the creation of a strong product, 13 lectures on marketing your music to an audience, and 3 lectures on proper distribution methods. At the end of this course you will know how to make more money as a musician, get more attention on your craft, and get the satisfaction out of creating your own independent empire.

Start getting the attention you deserve. Get paid and make a career from your dreams! Take your music career to the next level!

Music Business and Royalty Essentials – How Artists Get Paid

Learn what royalties you should be collecting on your music and how to collect it

Created by Chris Hovious - Music Business and Finance Professional

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Students: 11, Price: $49.99

Students: 11, Price:  Paid

I will de-mystify how you, as an independent artist, can get paid all the music royalties you are rightfully allowed to collect - where to go and how to do it. 

I have 10 years of music royalty experience and I get artists' royalties set up correctly for a living.  I've realized that, from my research, an independent artist is at an extreme disadvantage in learning the music royalty landscape on their own.  The information out there is spread out, disorganized, and incomplete, making it extremely difficult to learn the correct things from the correct places.  Not only that, but not having all the correct and complete information on hand can lead to mistakes that actually delay payments and cost you money. This leaves artists confused, discouraged, and ultimately underpaid.  I want to change that - my course will give the independent artist the knowledge they need to get paid everything they are owed!

In a clear, organized, and simple manner, we will go through step-by-step what royalties are, how they work, and each place where you should be collecting from, and how to get those collections in place.  After this course, you will be armed with important knowledge to make you a financially successful recording artist and songwriter.

Music Business

Make Money from Music, Discover The Music Industry and Explode Your Music Career!

Created by Tommy Swindali - Professional DJ, Mixcloud 1 and Beatport Top 100 Producer

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Students: 5, Price: $19.99

Students: 5, Price:  Paid

Stand Out From The Crowd & Succeed In The Music Industry

Do you ever wonder why other artists are getting big opportunities and you’re not?

Making it in the music industry isn't about catching that big break anymore. It’s up to you to take full responsibility for your success. Getting your career off the ground can be a long and scary task.

But don’t worry… Because inside this upto date course Tommy Swindali maps out everything you need to know and provides you with the tools necessary to get to where you want to be.

The tools are yours to use, but only if you want it bad enough.

Find out why you should run your music career like a business. Then allow me to simplify that process and walk you through all the steps that the professionals take.

You don’t want to be another tired and broke artist forced to get a job you hate.

Fresh and updated to include the latest online trends and developments this course is an easy to access guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry that want to start and grow a successful music business.

So if you want to go somewhere big with your music and/or learn the music business, then Enrol Now

How to sell on Audiojungle: Complete Music Business Course

Complete guide from an Elite Author: Market, customers, music composition, mixing, business and marketing concepts

Created by NirinA Music - Elite Author on Audiojungle

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Students: 4, Price: $69.99

Students: 4, Price:  Paid

By composing and selling your musics on Audiojungle, you are now a Music Businessman / Businesswoman. While there are lot of resources talking about how to compose, there are less resources available about the business side. You may already have enough knowledge in music and mastering your favorites D.A.W. but as a one-man-band, you need to know everything about the ecosystem of stock musics.

In this course we will talk about music AND business. You will learn:

  • The specifications of the market

  • The music standard of Audiojungle but also any music library

  • How to find your niche on Audiojungle

  • How to make a video editor happy

  • The structure of an advertising music

  • The basic principles of mixing

  • How can you apply business & sales concepts to Audiojungle to improve your sales.

With this business approach my musics has been used by Google, Unicef, Obama Foundation, ESPN, Emirates, DDB, Tripadvisor...

Today I am sharing with you my unique perspective as customer-videographer and an Audiojungle Author.

Prior being an author on Audiojungle, I was a videographer and customer of Audiojungle. That's how I discovered the plateform. Having solid knowledge in music theory, I decided to try it out and I got my first sales! I quickly realised that knowing things about music only wasn't enough, so I decided to learn more and more.

I am not a sound engineer but I had to learn how to mix. I am not a salesman but I had to learn e-business. Even though I have some music knowledge I got rejections.

I am like you, always willing to learn and improve my skills.

Let's make sales together!