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Business Communication Skills to Navigate the Industry

Learning these business communication skills will serve you well in your music career. Here’s a breakdown of each mode of business communication skills you’ll need.

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Shalom ‘J.Storm’ Miller on Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Bad Boy Records, BMI, and Artist Management

Berklee Online degree student Shalom “J.Storm” Miller talks about his two decade-long career in the music business, which includes collaborating with Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, working in the licensing department at BMI, and starting his own music management business out of Nashville.

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Music Law: E. Michael Harrington Talks Music Business

Dr. E Michael Harrington is one of the preeminent figures in the world on music copyright and intellectual property matters. Famously, he worked as a consultant and expert witness to return “We Shall Overcome” and “This Land Is Your Land” to the public domain. In this Q&A, Harrington talks about falling into the music business accidentally, his extensive background in music, and the lessons he’s learned along the way in his career where music law and business intersect.

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Music Business Advice from Mike King

Mike’s music business advice has influenced thousands of musicians at Berklee and beyond. He shares how he got started, as well as his top tips.

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Tips for Sending Press Releases to Music Writers

If you take the time to promote your music to the right blogs and writers, you’ll see a greater return on your time investment.

Jamelle Houston

Jamelle Houston on his Grandfather’s Legacy, his Nonprofit, and BLM

Incoming Berklee Online master’s student Jamelle Houston discusses his music career and what keeps him coming back to his hometown of Temple, Texas.

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How to Process Music Industry Data

Liv Buli, author of the “Data Analytics in the Music Business” course at Berklee Online, teaches you how to process music industry data using the data pyramid.

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Email Subject Line Tips for Musicians

Learn how to optimize your email subject lines and increase your open rates with these five email marketing tips for musicians from Berklee Online.

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What Does a Music Publisher Do?

Berklee Online music business instructor Eric Beall explains how music publishers pick hit songs, providing sample questions and examples of feedback.

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Gabrielle Davis’ Nonprofit Offers Music Education to Students in Flint

Gabrielle Davis is a drummer, a DJ, a new mother, and a graduate of Berklee Online. In 2014, she founded her music mentoring nonprofit, Dream League, to offer music education for students in her hometown of Flint, Michigan.