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Advanced Professional Certificate

Music Business

Next semester starts January 8, 2024



9 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,501 Per Course
Only $12,154.50 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 (6 Required, plus 3 Electives)

6 Required Courses

Music Business 101 (OMBUS-110)
John Kellogg
Level 1 Course
by John Kellogg

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)
Eric Beall
Level 2 Course
by Eric Beall

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)
Mike King
Level 2 Course
by Mike King

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)
Panos Panay Ken Zolot
Level 3 Course
by Panos Panay and Ken Zolot

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)
Bruce Houghton
Level 2 Course
by Bruce Houghton

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)
Valerie Lovely
Level 3 Course
by Valerie Lovely

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

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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