Online Music Business Courses

Our 12-week online music business courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.


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    OLMSC-130
    Applied Mathematics for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    This action-oriented course is designed to help you build your own knowledge of, and confidence in, math in practical ways that relate directly to the world of music.
    OMBUS-235
    Artist Management
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the role and importance of an artist manager, what they do, and how it impacts the career of the artist and their brand.
    OMBUS-657
    Artist Management in the Music Business
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn the strategy behind effective artist management, as well as the best approaches for growing and sustaining artists' careers, and much more.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OLSOC-200
    Business Communications
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn effective techniques for choosing the right format, tone, and message for diverse audiences and the most appropriate way to deliver the message.
    OLART-400
    Career and Job Success in the Music Industry
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the ins and outs of career development and learn from Berklee alumni and employers about what you need to succeed in the music industry today.
    OMBUS-385
    Copyright Law
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Understand how creative works are protected by copyright law, what rights you have as a content owner, and how to leverage your copyrights to generate income.
    OMBUS-391
    Creative Entrepreneurship
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop the mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial track and learn to leverage your creativity for business innovation.
    OMBUS-693
    Culminating Experience in Music Business 1
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Through the culminating experience, students make a creative contribution to, and/or define and solve a problem that exists in the profession. This contribution may take the form of a research, creative, or practical project. Regardless of the form the culminating experience takes, it represents the highest expression of the students’ learning at the master’s level.
    OMBUS-695
    Culminating Experience in Music Business 2
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    In this course, a continuation of Culminating Experience in Music Business 1, students bring their culminating experience from first draft to finished form, with regular feedback from faculty. In addition, they prepare for their final presentation and ultimately present their work to the culminating experience committee and online graduate community.
    OMBUS-537
    Data Analytics in the Music Business
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Gain a deep understanding of the role of data in the business of music through illustrative case studies and practical application..
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-320
    International Music Marketing: Developing Your Music Career Abroad
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain in-depth knowledge on the expertise and strategy required to release, market, publish, tour, and export music in the global music industry.
    OLART-111
    Introduction to College Writing
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Develop academic writing and expository prose techniques for creating clear and coherent written works necessary for college-level work.
    OLMSC-150
    Introduction to Computer Programming for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn to read, understand, and modify basic code in a variety of languages, whether in music creation software, web-based applications, or business software, with an organized, logical approach.
    OMBUS-380
    Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore the legal issues that concern musicians and songwriters, and the important changes that have evolved as a result of the shifts in the music industry.
    OMBUS-274
    Modern Music Marketing: Music Promotion, Fan Relationships, and Direct-to-Fan Strategies
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMBUS-110
    Music Business 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMBUS-475
    Music Business Finance
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Get a hands-on understanding of music business finance and learn how to apply the critical tools of financial analysis to drive new music businesses.
    OMBUS-555
    Music Business Finance for Entrepreneurs
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Gain an understanding of the finances behind the music industry and surrounding industries by learning the necessary calculations that drive these markets.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-595
    Music Business Law
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Analyze the most important legal issues impacting the contemporary music industry by exploring copyright law, including fair use and public domain.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-360
    Music Business Leadership and Ethics
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Gain the leadership tools and the ethical decision-making framework you need to make sound business decisions in real time.
    OMBUS-692
    Music Business Management and Leadership
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to become an effective leader in the music industry and how to apply that awareness in multiple environments to give you a competitive advantage.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-664
    Music Business Policy
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Expand your knowledge of worldwide laws and regulations, and cultivate your leadership ability to help solve persistent problems in the global music industry.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-690
    Music Business Research Methods
    Level 6 - Degree Only

    Level 6

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    The culminating experience helps to shape your next steps in the music industry and in your career. In short, the culminating experience provides an opportunity for you to complete unique and original professional work. Through the culminating experience, you make a creative contribution to and/or define and solve a problem that exists in the profession.
    OMBUS-505
    Music Business Revenue Streams
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Analyze how revenue is generated in the music business, examining the history and current status of revenue streams and their impact on the industry.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-240
    Music Business Trends and Strategies
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    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.
    OSONG-505
    Music Career Strategies: Brand Identity Development for Songwriters, Producers, and Artists
    Level 5 - Degree Only

    Level 5

    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    This course explores the intersection of branding and personal and creative identity, giving artists, songwriters, and producers useful career strategies to use when navigating their journey in the music business.
    OMBUS-496
    Music Licensing
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music and how to introduce it to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.
    OMBUS-125
    Music Marketing 101
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.
    OMBUS-676
    Music Marketing: Strategy for Consumer Brands
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    Learn how to best align brands and musical artists and devise strategies for campaigns that have measurable outcomes.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-270
    Music Publishing 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Create and operate your own publishing company, and learn how to effectively promote and place your songs into income-generating opportunities.
    OMBUS-495
    Music Supervision 1
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Explore the ins and outs of music supervision so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for yourself or client on either side of a licensing transaction.
    OMBUS-497
    Music Supervision 2
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,197
    Non-credit: $1,050
    Expand your range of negotiation techniques and licensing practices. Working as a team member on a longform project will build collaborative skills required to succeed in the fast-paced world of music supervision and post production.
    OMBUS-220
    Music Venue Management
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Learn what it takes to launch and run a successful live music venue, exploring the inner-workings of establishing and running nightly shows at a music club.
    OLSOC-226
    New Media Economics: Music, Mobile, Gaming, and Online Markets
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Explore how technological innovation and convergence impact the production and consumption of new media content, and learn how key economic concepts influence and evolve within this economy.
    OLSOC-180
    Project Management for Musicians
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    Successfully complete your music industry-related projects by setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work to achieve your goals.
    OMBUS-522
    The Business of Music Marketing
    Credit: $2,760
    Non-credit: $2,560
    In this course you will gain a professional-level knowledge of cutting edge marketing techniques essential for any music-centric business.
    Proof of a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in non-degree, graduate-level courses.
    OMBUS-250
    Touring 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,497
    Non-credit: $1,250
    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.