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Advanced Professional Certificate

Music Business

Next semester
starts June 24



9 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,523 Per Course
Only $12,334.50 when paid all at once

The implications of innovation in the music business extend to management, marketing, licensing, publishing, distribution, touring, finance, and more. With a Berklee music business certificate, you will gain more than a credential that offers you an edge over the competition; you will be best positioned to forge ahead as a trailblazer in the music business models of the future. Whether you’re an entrepreneur with or without a business plan, a business-minded musician, or anywhere in between, this program is designed to turn music industry aspirations into realities.

Course Requirements

9 Courses to Complete this Certificate

Complete These 6 Required Courses

  • Music Business 101 (OMBUS-110 • Level 1 Course)

    Gain an overview of the music business and how various segments of the industry operate while discovering the career opportunities that are available to you.

  • Music Publishing 101 (OMBUS-270 • Level 2 Course)

    Create and operate your own publishing company, and learn how to effectively promote and place your songs into income-generating opportunities.

  • Music Business Trends and Strategies (OMBUS-240 • Level 2 Course)

    Gain a forward-thinking approach to key issues in the music industry and learn and how to create new music business possibilities as well as leverage existing opportunities.

  • Creative Entrepreneurship (OMBUS-391 • Level 3 Course)

    Develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track and learn to leverage your creativity for business innovation.

  • Touring 101 (OMBUS-250 • Level 2 Course)

    Learn the skills every musician and music industry professional needs to build a successful touring career from their first gig to their headlining stadium dates.

  • Music Business Law for Artists (OMBUS-381 • Level 3 Course)

    Music Business Law for Artists examines the business and legal issues of special concern to songwriters and musicians.

Elective Requirements

Choose any 3 elective courses from our course catalog

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Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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