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Graduate Certificate

Music Business Law and Policy

Next semester starts September 23



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $2,817 Per Course
Proof of a Bachelor's Degree Required
In this program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how music business law and policy influence revenue streams in the music industry. You’ll learn how everyone in the industry gets paid, from musicians to managers, to entrepreneurs, and perhaps more importantly, you’ll learn how to make sure that whatever professional path you choose, you get paid. You'll also examine contracts, copyright ownership, and new revenue streams while analyzing the legal implications of these facets through in-depth industry case studies.

Course Requirements

3 Courses to Complete this Certificate

  • Music Business Revenue Streams (OMBUS-505 • Level 5 - Enrollable Course)

    Analyze how revenue is generated in the music business, examining the history and current status of revenue streams and their impact on the industry.

  • Music Business Law (OMBUS-595 • Level 5 - Enrollable Course)

    Analyze the most important legal issues impacting the contemporary music industry by exploring copyright law, including fair use and public domain.

  • Music Business Policy (OMBUS-664 • Level 6 - Enrollable Course)

    Expand your knowledge of worldwide laws and regulations, and cultivate your leadership ability to help solve persistent problems in the global music industry.

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 Master's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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