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This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business. Three things are clear about today’s music industry: The consumption of music is expanding at the greatest rate in history and from the most portals ever imagined, the cost of producing music is decreasing, and the number of artists creating and seeking to expose their work and develop careers through the Internet has increased dramatically. Whether you’re a music creator, consumer, or facilitator of this process, you’ll want to understand the history, underpinnings, and basics of the music business. Course author John Kellogg—administrator, educator, entertainment lawyer, performer, and radio and television personality—offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of the developing new music business, for now and into the future. What you'll learn: -- The basic history of the music industry and today's business trends -- How recording agreements are formulated -- The basics of copyright law as it pertains to the music business -- The role of agents, managers, attorneys, and specific business entities

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Rating 4.8 based on 299 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
Cost $49
From Berklee, Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Instructors John P. Kellogg, John P. Kellogg, Esq.
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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That really give us a good introduction about this world of Music Business and his ways.

A good presentation of fundamental topics of how the music business is by a cool and experienced lecturer, Mr. Kellog.

I have been in the music business for many, many years and studied the business side of contracts and practices in preparation for that long ago.

This course is at once a great history lesson on traditional music business practices and a updated survey of current trends in the industry and how they affect the artist.

I wish I could take the Music Business 101 class but was thankful for this to get me started.

An excellent study of the music business which goes beyond the "birds-eye" view and tackles in-depth analysis of the history of the industry and the concrete realities of the agents and musicians involved.

This course should be mandatory for anyone who has the ambition of entering into any position on the music business.

I have taken a music business class at a community college once before.

Really good for understanding music business.

Great course to understand the basics of Music Business.

This class was a great starting point, gives a great sense of important aspects of music business as a whole, and was a reasonable time commitment.

Great course if you need to know the basics of music business!

Excellent course to learn the basics of nowdays music business.

I learned so much about the music business, more than I learned as being a part of it as an artist roughly about the same time that Mr. Kellogg was working as an artist.

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very informative

Very informative and interesting.

The course was fun and very informative.

Very informative.

Great course, very informative!

I found this course to be very informative, well structured & helpful in building my understanding of what it takes in order to build a successful career in the music industry.

This course is very informative about the financial aspects of the music industry.

Very informative course, a must for all Artists.

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I liked this course - very informative.

awesome Excelente introducción al negocio musical Fantastic course, very informative and covers all major aspects within the industry Un curso excepcional para hacerse con una radiografía general de lo que fue, es y será la industria musical.

Very informative & well structured.

A very informative introductory course, providing basic knowledge and overview of practices in the music business.

Very informative course.

Great Course Very informative overview of the music industry.

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so much

Learned so much more than I thought I could from such a quick course.

I learned so much & will definitely be revisiting the course often!

This course offers so much basic information about the Music Business!

Thank you so much to everyone, for the course and everything!!!

Thanks so much for sharing all the information with us I've never taken any course on the internet, but with this experience I'll be taking much more!

I learned SO MUCH!!!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to take it.

Awesome topics, information and teacher!Thanks so much for the opportunity!

I learned so much in this course.

He was easy to follow and I got so much information that makes me feel not so lost when it comes to the topic.

I have learned so much from this one course alone.

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easy to understand

Excelente para principiantes en el tema its very enlightening and easy to understand Thank you for a great course!

Great content, easy to understand and very up-to-date.

Mr. Kellogg is truly gifted at relaying what could be confusing and difficult information in a way easy to understand and digest.

Thank you Good, but I expected more... curso maravilloso Short video but the content is comprehensive and easy to understand.

Very intellectually stimulating, practical yet easy to understand for beginners in this area.

Teacher Kellogg explained every link with instances and details, very easy to understand and not boring at all.Thanks John, and thank you so much Coursera!

It was easy to understand/follow - Mr Kellogg really knows his stuff.

i loved this course since i cant afford to take a full course on berklees online but now i can at least get some sort of information and show others my talent (or growing talent) so i encourage you if you into music to try this out Great introduction to Music Business and easy to understand even when english is not my native language.

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highly recommend

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the legal side of the business (contracts, copyrights, digital streaming, etc).

Highly recommended.

Was a great experience Amazing course, highly recommended!!!!

Highly recommend it!

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for insight on things like contracts, managers, labels, copyrights.

Highly recommended!

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I highly recommend this course!!

I highly recommend this course.

I highly recommend this course to all serious musicians.

I completed a Certificate with Berklee online and I do not recommend this course - but I do recommend Berklee Online courses, with written lessons and interactive works!P.s.

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mr. kellogg

I was engaged in every lesson, and there was never a dull moment with Mr. Kellogg.

My sincere thanks to both Mr. Kellogg & to the Coursera team!

Mr. Kellogg does an amazing job breaking down very confusing business and legal matters so anyone can understand.

I don't give full marks It is 2019 This is OUTDATED Thank you, Mr. Kellogg!

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very useful

Thanks John - Le Attol / Robert Ellis Langford This course was very useful and important to me, I plan on venturing in the music world very soon and knowing/ equipping myself with all of these will come in pretty handy for me.

Everybody should check this course.It's very useful.

Excellent course, very useful for all musicians!!

Very useful.

Mr. John.p.Kellogg i'm honoured to have taken your course very useful A great opportunity to understand Music Business in a challenging way!

Simple, fast and very useful to dip your toe and get to known the basics of the music business!

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John Kellogg is a great teacher.

John Kellogg is a great, engaging teacher.

John Kellogg introduces you to his awesomely funky pass and it's very cool.

John Kellogg provides a lot of tangible information and ideas based on his experiences and it's clear that his trajectory as an artist led him to pursue the legal and business side of music.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Music Cataloger $44k

Teacher of Music $46k

Music Business $51k

Music Promoter $51k

Professor of Music and Head, Department of Music $60k


Music History and Music Appreciation Teacher $66k


Web/Music $80k

Music K-8 $80k

Professor, Music $95k

Music correspondent $99k

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Rating 4.8 based on 299 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
Cost $49
From Berklee, Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Instructors John P. Kellogg, John P. Kellogg, Esq.
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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