Oct 31st 2016

Music Business Foundations (Coursera)

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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 world’s most exciting industries: the music business. Three things are clear about today’s music industry: The consumption of music is expanding at the greatest rate in history and from the most portals ever imagined, the cost of producing music is decreasing, and the number of artists creating and seeking to expose their work and develop careers through the Internet has increased dramatically.

Whether you’re a music creator, consumer, or facilitator of this process, you’ll want to understand the history, underpinnings, and basics of the music business.

Course author John Kellogg - administrator, educator, entertainment lawyer, performer, and radio and television personality - offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of the developing new music business, for now and into the future.

What you'll learn:

-- The basic history of the music industry and today's business trends

-- How recording agreements are formulated

-- The basics of copyright law as it pertains to the music business

-- The role of agents, managers, attorneys, and specific business entities


Week 1 - The Music Industry

Week 2 - Recording Agreements

Week 3 - Copyright Basics

Week 4 - Managers, Agents, and Attorneys