Are you a musician, songwriter or manager wanting to up your game, or someone looking to break into the business side of the music industry?
While the live music industry has come to a standstill, now may be a great opportunity for you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the music industry.
Music Business Education courses are designed to provide students with no-nonsense, no-hype, accurate and current knowledge about the operations of the music industry.
The course is taught by Andrew Watt, a music lawyer and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, with over a decade of industry experience.
The full course features 44 modules and is a comprehensive series of online music business classes covering all aspects of the live and recorded music industries.
You will learn the structure, roles and realities of the industry, in the language used by industry insiders, and the proven practices used by successful participants in the industry.
Previous students have gone on to land jobs at Mushroom Records, Lemon Tree Management, Native Tongue Publishing, Triple J, Live Nation, UNFD, 123 Agency and more. Artists have gone on to execute and plan successful releases, tour and book festival placements and take control of their careers.
WHAT YOU'LL GET:
Every student enrolling in the course gets access to our private Facebook group where we discuss careers, opportunities and developments in the music industry. We are constantly posting new links, articles and information in this group.
Students enrolling in the full Access All Areas course also receive a free copy of Andrew's acclaimed music business textbook, Welcome To The Jungle - Navigating the Music Industry in Australia ($50 value), featuring interview content from over 100 leading music industry professionals. Upon completion of Access All Areas each student will receive a one hour private consultation with Andrew Watt regarding their future plans and direction in the music industry - either as artists or industry professionals.
WHAT YOU WONT GET:
We won't make you unrealistic promises.
We won't use gimmicks, marketing jargon and double-talk. There are no secrets for massive success or guaranteed plans for global fame. Those things just don't exist. The music industry doesn't have any secret formulas for success - just talent, hard work and knowledge. Music Business Education cannot provide you with talent, nor give you a magical injection of work ethic - but we guarantee you we will provide accurate and essential knowledge that gives you the best chance of building a sustainable career in the music business.
“When Lemon Tree Music Management was looking to offer an internship we went straight to Andrew Watt for suggestions. He offered five of his students and we were amazed by the quality of the candidates. We couldn't decide on one student as the quality was so high so we ended up offering two students internships that we think could led to part-time job. We wish we had room for the other three to be honest. Andrew is one of the great creators of up and coming business talent in the Australian music industry.”
- Regan Lethbridge, Lemon Tree Management (Tash Sultana, Pierce Brothers)
"One of the most inspiring and supportive teachers I have met in my undergraduate degree, Andrew has a talent for fostering creativity within his students and guiding them whole-heartedly through an intimidating industry. Andrew helped me realise my full potential in areas of the music business that I had not considered before, opening up a whole new realm of career options to me. My goal throughout my undergraduate study was to get involved in the industry, and Andrew helped me achieve this. I now have two internships working in music journalism and events. Through whichever career path I decide to pursue, I will always be grateful for Andrew and his continued support - especially from the very beginning. An incredible mentor for the next generation of industry workers."
- Lillie, Student
"Andrew was my university lecturer for 2 short years. Not only did he provide an exceptional insight and understanding into the music and entertainment industry, but with his ongoing support and encouragement, he helped me break into the music industry where I now hold a full time position and potential life-long career. Andrew is an inspiring educator, lecturer and all round human being who has given me a whole new way to look at the entertainment industry and my life moving forward, for this I am forever grateful."
- Daina, Student
"Andrew's years of experience in various areas of the music industry not only made his classes interesting, but also extremely entertaining. It was refreshing to have such a passionate lecturer who not only knew so much of the theory involved with music business, but also had so much relatable and practical experience - and of course, stories. Andrew introduced me to a range of potential music careers that I did not know existed and was also very encouraging and supportive of my endeavours as a musician. I also mildly owe him for getting me into Bruce Springsteen, although he still owes me a Simon & Garfunkel story, so I'll call it even."
- Dean, Student