Learn The Business

Gain insider knowledge around key areas of the industry with 50+ on-demand video lessons, and build real-world skills through self-paced projects and assignments.

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Boost Your Cred

Learn from faculty from the renowned Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and earn a Certificate of Completion from NYU to add to your profile.

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Map Your Career

Discover all the various paths in the music industry, and get first-hand tips and advice on how to achieve your career goals from the biggest names in the business.

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The program includes 6 modules. Each module is 2-3 hours, and is broken into several shorter lessons that you complete at your own pace. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a non-credit certificate of completion from NYU.

Course 1 Music

Course 1. History of the Recording Industry

Explore the path from an idea to a song, the evolving role of the record producer, and the development of music in the digital age.

Course 2 Music

Course 2. Money Matters in Music

Follow the money – the music industry is a complicated, multi-billion dollar business. Learn about deals, licensing, management, publishing, and more.

Course 3 Music

Course 3. Creativity in Content and Artistry

Dive into performance, authenticity, and artist personas on the path to helping an artist achieve – and maximize – their potential.

Course 4 Music

Course 4. Building Your Image – Who Are You?

Understand the importance and impact of sharing your story and avenues to connect, from social media to journalism to fan engagement.

Course 5 Music

Course 5. Producing the Record

Gain insight into the intricate process of producing a record from production philosophy to the role of music producers.

Course 6 Music

Course 6. Marketing Music in the New Economy

Learn how to identify your audience and master emerging marketing channels.

You will receive enrollment instructions, course details, and related program updates from Yellowbrick after signing up.