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Berklee College of Music

The DIY Musician

Berklee College of Music via Coursera Specialization


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With social media platforms and powerful recording technology at your fingertips, it’s easier now than ever before to create music and share it with your fans. But where do you begin and how do you get started? This specialization will take you through the process of writing, recording, and producing your own music in order to gain the practical skills you need to record music within ProTools, which is the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation. You’ll also work to develop an artist identity, vision, and brand for your music and learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund your music career.


Course 1: Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics
- Offered by Berklee. There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: The Art of Music Production
- Offered by Berklee. Explore the art of record production and how to make recordings that other people will love listening to. This course ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Pro Tools Basics
- Offered by Berklee. Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Building Your Career in Music: Developing A Brand and Funding Your Music
- Offered by Berklee. This course shares practical tips and strategies to help you take your first step into launching your career as a ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Chrissy Tignor-Fisher, Leah Waldo, Pat Pattison and Stephen Webber


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