Music Business Fundamentals Part Two: Funding Your Music

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This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of music business fundamentals, the steps to start a career in the field, the advantages and concerns of new businesses, specifically in the arts, as well as the different types of funding.

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This is a course designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career or music interest and turn it into a business. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent then this course is perfect for you.

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. Lastly, we will walk through the steps needed to create your most essential founding document, the operating agreement. 

Also included in this course is a comprehensive plan to build a professional business plan including text template pages, Excel spreadsheets, and more. Some of the step-by-step guides in this course will be:

  • The steps to take to start your music career
  • Deciding on your business type
  • Filing your legal forms
  • The five major sources of funding
  • Finding investor options for your music career
  • The eight parts of the business plan

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone in any country who is ready to start their professional music career by learning everything they need to know about how the music business works and how to launch a career today.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to fund your music business.

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Course Curriculum

Course Sections


About Me

Need Vs. Want

Determining Seed Money

One-Time Costs

Ongoing Costs

Burn Rate

Fixed And Variable Costs

Example Budget

What Is Equity Financing

Friends And Family

Angel Investors

Venture Capital

Finding Investors

A Word Of Caution

What Is Debt Financing



Questions And Documents You Will Need


Factoring Debt Into Your Startup Costs

What Is A Grant

Consider Your Niche

Federal Grant Opportunities

State And Local Opportunities

Private And Non-Traditional Grants

Understanding The Source


What Is Bootstrapping

Consider A Co-Founder

Generate Cash Quick

Be A Budget Ninja

Keep Your Day Job

Never Outsource – Learn

Learn To Build A Website

Partner, Partner, Partner

What Is Crowdfunding

Pre-Selling Your Thing

Running An Active Campaign

What’s Next

Thanks And Bye


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