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  • view course page for The Dos and Don'ts of Songwriting Collaboration

    Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher explains the best practices for collaborating when songwriting, from planning the song's eventual promotion to keeping the co-write moving forward.

    24m 29s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

    Learn how to get and protect copyrights for your songs, and understand the critical language, concepts, and business aspects of music copyright.

    1h 7m
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  • view course page for Michael Beinhorn with Bobby Owsinski: Herbie Hancock to Alt Rock

    Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews producer and industry critic/advocate Michael Beinhorn about his career, influences, and inspirations.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Hanson Hsu with Bobby Owsinski: Radically Rethinking Room Acoustics

    Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews studio designer Hanson Hsu about his career, influences, and world-class studio designs.

    47m 27s
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  • view course page for Richard Gibbs with Bobby Owsinski: Rocking Clubs to Writing Scores

    Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews Richard Gibbs about his musical journey: from touring and session musician to Oingo Boingo member, to film composer.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Write, Think, and Act Like a Professional Songwriter

    Want to know how to become a songwriter? Cliff Goldmacher shows what it takes to make it in the music business as a professional songwriter.

    1h 26m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys

    Bobby Owsinski interviews legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, the man behind GRAMMY-winning records by Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, and more.

    26m 36s
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  • view course page for Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts

    Learn how to understand and negotiate terms for the four major types of music business contracts: recording, management, performance, and rights agreements.

    1h 40m
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  • view course page for Getting Started in the Business of Songwriting

    Get started in the business of songwriting. Learn about all of the major organizations, rights, and procedures that songwriters have to deal with in the music business.

    1h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Songwriting in Ableton Live

    Songwriting in Ableton Live with Yeuda Ben-Atar

    Learn how to capture your musical ideas quickly and turn them into great songs with Ableton Live.

    1h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Super Fans: The Future of the Music Industry

    In this short film, Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic, heads to SXSW to talk to music insiders about the ways artists can connect with super fans—the fans who want deeper relationships with their favorite musicians, and are willing to pay for it.

    15m 38s
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  • view course page for Selling Music: MP3s, Streams, and CDs

    Learn how to make money selling your music. Get tips for boosting sales from CDs and digital downloads on iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora.

    54m 4s
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Larry Crane, Recording Engineer and Music Producer

    Larry Crane, critically acclaimed record producer and founder of Tape Op magazine, describes his self-taught, largely trial-and-error path to success in the music industry.

    15m 13s
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  • view course page for Bookmarking Sites for Musicians and Bands

    Learn how to share your music, website, and blog with dedicated readers on platforms like StumbleUpon and reddit.

    19m 20s
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  • view course page for Pinterest for Musicians and Bands

    Learn music-marketing strategies to promoting your band, your music, and your gigs on Pinterest.

    36m 13s
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  • view course page for Google+ for Musicians and Bands

    Get a music industry insider's tips to marketing your music and growing your fan base in Google+.

    29m 39s
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  • view course page for Blogging Strategies for Musicians and Bands

    Start a blog to promote your music. Find out how to choose the best blogging platform, set up an RSS feed, and start creating posts that get your music more attention.

    38m 31s
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  • view course page for Twitter for Musicians and Bands

    Learn how to promote your music and create an authentic relationship with your fans by communicating with them directly on Twitter.

    23m 43s
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  • view course page for Mailing List Management for Musicians and Bands

    Learn how to select a mailing list service provider, add email addresses, create a sign-up form, and craft the ultimate newsletter for your fans.

    34m 3s
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  • view course page for Website Management for Musicians and Bands

    Design a website that will better promote and sell your music. Learn how to balance looks and usability, incorporate SEO, and avoid common design mistakes.

    52m 10s
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  • view course page for YouTube for Musicians and Bands

    Learn to create your own YouTube channel, tailor it to fit your musical brand, and make your videos more search engine friendly and shareable on networks like Facebook and Twitter.

    56m 23s
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  • view course page for Social Media Basics for Musicians and Bands

    Learn how music marketing has evolved, and how musicians and bands can market directly to fans using social media.

    22m 2s
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  • view course page for Facebook for Musicians and Bands

    Set up a Facebook page separate from your personal one, promote your albums and gigs, and grow your fan base online.

    29m 22s
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  • view course page for Producing Music for Advertisements

    Help your client achieve the music that matches the vision for their brand, by assessing their needs and turning them into a compelling musical score for their commercial.

    2h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Mark Mothersbaugh, Music Composer

    Music composer and DEVO founder Mark Mothersbaugh reveals what drives his projects, from music for film and television, to compelling drawings and work in Photoshop.

    56m 36s
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  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician

    Shows how Jason Bentley works his magic as he takes us behind the scenes at KCRW and gives us a peek at his home studio in Venice, CA.

    1h 18m
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