Learn the Modern Music Business with Berklee
Discover the opportunities available in music promotion, distribution, concert touring, music publishing, music marketing, and artist management.
Courses are best for students who are looking to meet a specific need, or simply want to get started with Berklee Online. No application necessary.
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.
Learn the ins and outs of music supervision, from both the artist and the supervisor standpoint. Understand the tools used by production teams, and discover the creative approaches, negotiation techniques, and licensing practices essential for artists who are interested in generating income from film or TV placements or students who want a career in music licensing.
Working in the music industry involves a never-ending series of projects. These projects come in all sizes, budgets, and levels of complexity, but for each, setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work is crucial in achieving your goals. Project Management for Musicians will provide you with an overall approach, with many specific tools, to help you successfully complete your music industry-related projects
Learn how to make money through creative licensing of your music! In this course, you'll discover how to create new avenues for placement of your own music, identify current opportunities for your copyrights, and how to use online resources to introduce your music to music supervisors, ad creatives, video game producers, and more.
Explore the four dimensions of career development: clarifying your professional value, focusing the opportunity lens, advancing personal growth strategies, and orchestrating a successful job search. Throughout the course, you will hear from Berklee alumni and employers about what it takes to succeed in the music industry in today’s climate of change.
Learn what it takes to launch and run a successful live music venue. Explore the inner-workings of establishing and running nightly shows at a music club, in addition to the key stakeholders who make or break a live-club event, including the talent buyer, publicist, promoter, artist manager, employees, booking agents, and the ticket-buying fans.
Musicians and music industry professionals who wish to create their own computer applications or utilize the programming capabilities in music software will be able to read, understand, and modify basic code in a variety of languages. Students will also learn to approach a programming project, whether in music creation software, web-based applications, or business software, with an organized, logical approach.
Certificate programs are 3-18 months in duration and are designed for students who want to gain a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. No application necessary.
Advanced Professional Certificates (9 Courses)
Professional Certificates (3-5 Courses)
Berklee Online's Professional Certificate in Music Supervision gives you the skills you need to excel in the field—how to work with songwriters, producers, artists, publishers, directors, and performance rights organizations; how to know whether a given piece of music would fit a mood or scene; and how to navigate the statutes that govern who gets paid for what when a piece of music is licensed for use in film or TV.
Whether you're a current artist manager looking to sharpen your skills, an aspiring artist manager, or a manager for yourself or your band, this program will cover all the key areas of the music business that require your thorough understanding, such as licensing, touring, finance, marketing, and music business trends and strategies.
Music Degree Programs
Degree programs are the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music. They are the best option for students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience.
Bachelor's Degrees (Up to 120 Credits)
Sharpen your knowledge of the skills, concepts, and methodologies needed to succeed in the ever-evolving music business, including music publishing, management, marketing, touring, and more. The program will detail the most pressing issues facing the music industry today, and properly prepare students for the opportunities that are available in the new music business.
Master's Degree (36 Credits)
Learn from industry professionals and undertake in-depth analyses of factors, both internal and external, that influence the music industry—from technology and data to policy, law, and finance. Coursework prepares you to complete a culminating experience that allows them to define your unique contribution to the music industry and advance business opportunities that present innovative, viable solutions in the marketplace.
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