Master Certificate

Music Business

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.

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9 Courses to Complete this Certificate

6 Required Courses

Music Business 101

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.

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Music Publishing 101

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

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

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

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Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

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.

Music Industry Entrepreneurship

Focus your efforts and dramatically increase your chances of success by learning the entrepreneurial tools particular to the music industry, including business structures, finance, marketing, management, and leadership. Create a concise business plan that you can apply to many different music business ventures.

Plus, Choose Any 3 Electives from Our Course Catalog


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Degree Path Certificate

Correlating degree major: Music Business
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