The Business Potential of Making Music Today

PS-530
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of program director
Electable by: 
CPGJ graduate students
Required of: 
CPGJ graduate students
Semesters Offered: 
Fall Only
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

The course prepares and informs performing musicians for a livelihood in music. Students explore the anatomy of the music business, the intellectual property monies that will sustain a player’s career, and the paperwork that is part of business. Students especially focus on three areas: recording agreements and practices, songwriter agreements and practices, and the live music trade. Through the course, students learn about the business needs of U.S. and international musicians.

Department: 
CPRF
Course chair: 
Marco Pignataro