Educator Offers Free College Courses on the Business of Music

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As we continue to celebrate the legacy and the evolution of black music, the recording industry—and the music business at large—remains in a perpetual state of change; after years of losses, the industry is now experiencing a surge in revenue. With more people eager to launch a career in a fast-changing industry, one prominent attorney and music professor is helping to provide first-class training, for free.

One of the leading attorneys in entertainment and music education, John P. Kellogg, Esq., the assistant chair of the Music Business Management Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, is one of the first educators to help develop and teach the first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the music business. The course is coordinated through Berklee Online, which is affiliated with Berklee College of Music and recognized as one of the best sources of online offerings in the music-school business.

Kellogg, an 11-year, tenured Berklee professor, teaches two online MOOCs. The first, Introduction to the Music Business, is a six-week course that was launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Offered through edX.org, it begins on Monday, April 17, …read more      

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