Advanced Professional Certificate

Music Business

Now Enrolling for Sept 30 Term Start



9 Courses (27 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $12,125.70 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)
Level 1 Course
by John Kellogg

Gain a broad overview of the music business and learn how the various segments of the industry operate on a day-to-day basis. Discover the career opportunities that are available to you, and the knowledge you'll need to achieve your goals.

Music Publishing 101 (OMBUS-270)
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)
Level 2 Course
by Mike King

Gain a forward-thinking approach to the key issues that all musicians, music industry entrepreneurs, managers, and music business professionals face in the main segments of the music industry, and how to leverage the opportunities that the new music business provides.

Concert Touring (OMBUS-260)
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Level 2 Course
by John Czajkowski and Jeff Dorenfeld

Learn the preparations and logistics involved in developing, budgeting, and executing a successful tour, from small club dates to international stadium shows.

Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (OMBUS-380)
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Level 3 Course
by Valerie Lovely, Valerie Lovely, and Steve Masur

Build your music career with an understanding of the legal issues that are of special concern to musicians and songwriters, and take a focused look at the important legal changes that have evolved as a result of the shift in the music business landscape.

Creative Entrepreneurship (OENTR-391)
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Level 3 Course
by Panos Panay and Ken Zolot

Leverage your creativity for business innovation and develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any creative field.

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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