Learn Music Business


We have 10 resources for learning Music Business including educational Online Classes, Books, and Kindle & Other eBooks, from providers such as Lynda.com, Berklee, Sam Anderson, and University of Miami.


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Become a Music Business Entrepreneur


College | Online class

An entrepreneur in the music business understands how the industry has worked in the past, learns from the latest trends, and pushes the boundaries of art and sound in their own creative ways. This...

$20 monthly
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Become a Music Producer


College | Online class

A music producer is an all-in-one engineer, mixer, lyric writer, melody creator, and project manager. It’s a dream career for the musically inclined. Start here to learn how to guide the record...

$20 monthly
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Become an EDM Producer


College | Online class

An EDM music producer understands the need to stay current with the latest musical trends, software, sounds, production techniques, and business fundamentals. This path will help you build a strong...

Free
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Introducing Entrepreneurship for Musicians


College | Online class

This course will explore the distinct mindset and essential knowledge base vital to the establishment and success of any music-related entrepreneurial endeavor. It will highlight the notion that,...

Free

Introduction to Music Production


College | Online class

About this Course Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer. With the recent...

Free

Music Business Foundations


College | Online class

About this Course This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the...

$10

Record Label: Start, Manage, & Run Independent Record Label


College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Starting a record label requires tremendous amounts of dedication and hard work because the music industry is very competitive. It also requires a substantial investment of money to produce music,...

$20

The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business: The 'Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of the Steps That Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music


College | Book

The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue successful and sustainable careers...

Free

Understanding the Music Business: What is Music Worth?


College | Online class

This course will examine the music industry in the United States, with the unique perspective gained by Vanderbilt University’s location in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a major center of music in...

Free

Write and Produce Your Own Music


College | Online class

The music industry is undergoing enormous change, and as a result, musicians increasingly need skills in a number of different areas in order to succeed. The Modern Musician Specialization is...

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