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  • view course page for One-Minute Weekly Songwriting Tips

    One-Minute Weekly Songwriting Tips breaks down the secrets of great songwriters. Get a weekly dose of songwriting inspiration and technical insights for writing better songs and making it in the music business.

    9m 28s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for In The Studio with Shaky Feelin'

    Be inspired by a local band made good. In this short documentary, we follow Shaky Feelin' into the studio and onto the stage at Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, where they play one of their biggest shows to date.

    24m 59s
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  • view course page for Podcasting: Business and Law

    Learn how to start a podcast , generate an income from your podcast, and avoid lawsuits.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 09: Touring

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 08: Music Publishing

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 07: Record Labels

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 06: Marketing and Promotion

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 05: Managers

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 04: Building a Professional Team

    Picking a great team of professionals is one of the most important and impactful decisions you are going to make in your music career. Learn about the key players you need on your team (managers, publicists, etc.) and what they do, how much they get paid, how you find them, and when you need them.

    30m 41s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 03: Treating Your Career as a Business

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 02: Making Great Music

  • view course page for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 01: The Big Picture

    Learn how the music industry really works. Insider Steve Rennie explains the big picture, the realities of getting by, and how artists and songwriters can kick off successful music careers. The first of 9 courses on getting ahead in the music biz.

    1h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Release and Promotion Strategies for Musicians

  • view course page for The Dos and Dont's of Attending a Music Conference

  • view course page for Music Taxes and Accounting

    Making money in the music business? Find out how to claim income from gigs, maximize your deductions, and file the right tax forms with the IRS.

    56m 28s
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  • view course page for Music Law: Managing a Band's Business

    Learn to avoid the major music business and legal pitfalls that can break bands apart, such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes.

    58m 45s
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  • view course page for 20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting

    Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher reveals 20 unofficial songwriting rules that can make your songs more engaging and memorable.

    35m 34s
    Beginner
     
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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

  • view course page for Hanson Hsu with Bobby Owsinski: Radically Rethinking Room Acoustics

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

  • view course page for Write, Think, and Act Like a Professional Songwriter

  • view course page for Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys

  • view course page for Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • view course page for Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician

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