The Business of Music Production Specialization

In the current music industry, it is crucial that artists and producers are armed with a clear understanding of how the business works. To be successful in this business, you must have equal parts musical artistry and business savvy. In this specialization, you’ll learn about the various roles in the music industry, how to read and decipher a recording contract, and how to protect your assets in the United States under US copyright law. You’ll also learn how to launch your career as a producer, how to establish a vision and intention for the music you want to produce, and how to record music using the most popular industry standard digital audio workstation (DAW), ProTools.
T​he structure of the recording music industry and to read and interpret recording contracts
H​ow to earn money with your recorded music by leveraging copyright law
C​ast a clear vision for a recording project and how to use the right tools to achieve your vision
H​ow to record, edit, and mix a production using the industry standard digital audio workstation, Pro Tools

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Copyright Law in the Music Business (Coursera)

In this course taught by E. Michael Harrington, students will learn the basis for copyright including what is and is not covered by copyright law. This course will help clarify what rights artists have as creators as well as what the public is free to take from their work. [...]

Pro Tools Basics (Coursera)

Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited way. Whether you have used a computer to create music before, or you have [...]

The Art of Music Production (Coursera)

Feb 26th 2024
The Art of Music Production (Coursera)
Course Auditing
Explore the art of record production and how to make recordings that other people will love listening to. This course will teach you how to make emotionally moving recordings on almost any recording equipment, including your phone or laptop. The emphasis is on mastering tangible artistic concepts; the gear [...]

Music Business Foundations (Coursera)

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 [...]