Music Business Courses

Music Business: Independent Musician's Survival Kit

This course is a tool-kit for the independent musician. Much is said about digital distribution’s democratization of the music industry, but it is more competitive than ever, with less revenue to support musicians working at any level. Subjects covered include: how to break through, not break up; getting gigs and professional representation; copyright issues: joining SOCAN, royalties, sample clearance, cover versions etc.; digital distribution; contracts; creating and maintaining a website and web presence; merchandise; surviving touring; factor grants. Minimum age: 14 yrs.

This course is typically offered during the summer term. No dates have yet been set for future offerings. If you would like to be notified when this course is next offered, please send an email to