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Professional Certificate

Music Business Fundamentals

Next semester
starts April 1



5 Courses (15 Credits) or $1,505 Per Course
Only $6,772.50 when paid all at once

Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a business plan, an enterprising musician, or somewhere between, the Music Business Fundamentals Professional Certificate Program is designed to turn your music industry aspirations into realities. You’ll earn a credential that gives you an edge over the competition, and be positioned to develop and execute business models that thrive in today’s rapidly evolving music industry.

Course Requirements

5 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

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 Marketing 101 (OMBUS-125)
Mike King
Level 1 Course
by Mike King

Gain a foundation of the basics behind marketing and selling your music and gain the skill set needed to succeed and thrive in the new music business.

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.

Modern Music Marketing: Music Promotion, Fan Relationships, and Direct-to-Fan Strategies (OMBUS-274)
Mike King
Level 2 Course
by Mike King

Take an in-depth look at the tools and emerging technologies artists can use to generate interest in their music, acquire new fans, and sell their music online.

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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