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Become a Music Business Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur in the music business understands the industry's history, learns from the latest trends, and creatively pushes the boundaries of art and sound. This learning path provides best practices for working in the music business.
Learn the roles and inner workings of the music business.
Understand music law and social media best practices.
Sell & Promote your music, merchandise, and digital releases.
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18 Hours of expert-created video tutorials
Practice to reinforce what you learned
Certify your achievement
Advance your career
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 1 The Big Picture
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 2 Making Great Music
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 3 Treating Your Career as a Business
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 4 Building a Professional Team
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 6 Marketing and Promotion
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 7 Record Labels
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 8 Music Publishing
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 9 Touring
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