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Music Entrepreneurship, Part 3: Business Plans

Creating a Career in Music Business Through Entrepreneurship
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What you are going to learn

Find a worldwide market for your music without a degree.

Getting your career off the ground as a professional musician can be a long and scary task. It requires a lot of work and dedication. But with this course, I want to simplify that process for you. We will draw on my experience both as a professional musician and as a University Professor in the music industry. I'll walk through all the steps that the professionals take to setup their career as a business.
Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:
  • The steps to take to start your music career
  • Deciding on your business type
  • Filing your legal forms
  • The 5 major sources of funding
  • Finding investor options for your music career
  • The 8 parts of the business plan

    In this course, we will focus the entire course on the steps to start a career in the music business. First, we will focus on the advantages and concerns of new businesses, specifically in the arts. Next, we will walk through the different types of businesses - from corporations, to family businesses, to nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, we will learn what is best for your business, and walk through the step-by-step process to setup and register your business. Last, we will walk through the steps needed to create your most essential founding document: the operating agreement. 

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.

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Awesome course - learning so much! Loved the bootstrapping tips.
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