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Course Overview

Music Industry General Knowledge – Part 1 – The How, When, Why & What of the Music Industry.

The Lowdown

The purpose of this course is to help you better understand (or at least give you glimpse into) some of the key areas of the music industry, particularly the primary industries as well as touching on some of the secondary industries.

This course will also help you to understand the importance of having a broad view across all parts of the industry. It’s about developing good music industry knowledge and being knowledgeable about the industry as a whole, not just your area of expertise.

In Part 1 we will be looking at the importance of good knowledge in the music industry, as well as discussing the recorded music business and the world of the music publisher and collection societies.

This course will take you from one side of the music biz to the other and hopefully give you a wider appreciation of the many, many businesses that encompass the industry and how they all connect.

What’s In It For Me?

  • Understand how the music industry works so you can be part of it
  • Why you need to stay on top of general knowledge and why general knowledge could be your best asset
  • Who owns your creativity and how to capitalise on it
  • Understanding the various industries that exist within the music business
  • Break into the ‘who’s who’ of the music industry and get serious

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Get the necessary skills for a great introduction & understanding of the music business, through lessons covering all aspects of the music industry. Continuous Music will provide you with sound music industry knowledge, with no tests or assessments - just the info you need - self-paced.

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"I met Ben as a mature age student. Right from the get go he had my attention as you could tell he has a wealth of experience within the music industry and how it works. Safe to say having Ben as a lecturer throughout my time as a mature age student kept me sane and wanting to continue attending. His passion and knowledge of the industry is infectious and refreshing in such a competitive field of work.  I could not have gone through the years I spent in tertiary learning without having a teacher as great as Ben".
Thomas Macokatic, Musician
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“In 2015, at the ripe old age of 36, I made the decision to go back to school to further my education in the Entertainment Industry. Filled with many emotions – predominantly fear and self-doubt – I walked in to my very first lecture. I was fortunate enough to have Ben running that class and I was made to feel instantly at ease.

His incredibly warm, open and humorous persona was only superseded by his wealth of experience and knowledge of the Music Industry. His authentic passion for both the industry and education was infectious and I sincerely enjoyed every class I had with him. Ben made an extraordinary effort with me personally to make me feel supported at a time when I was feeling quite doubtful that emerging in to an industry at my age was a sound choice.

More recently I have graduated from that educational facility and have gone on to create my own successful business. It was having lecturers like Ben Steer that instilled in me not only the education and tools required to create my own dream job but more importantly the self-belief and how to think creatively. 

Ben was truly the best teacher I have had. I couldn’t recommend him more.”

Mike Cotton-Stapleton, JMC Business & Management Graduate
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"I met Ben as a mature age student. Right from the get-go he had my attention as you could tell he has a wealth of experience within the music industry and how it works. Safe to say having Ben as a lecturer throughout my time as a mature age student kept me sane and wanting to continue attending. His passion and knowledge of the industry is infectious and refreshing in such a competitive field of work.  I could not have gone through the years I spent in tertiary learning without having a teacher as great as Ben"
Elle Baltra, MTV Australia Presentation Scheduler
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"I've known Ben for many years now through different bands that I've played in. Ben's background has been working with the great record companies and in various departments. For instance; promotion, A&R and publicity. He has a great love of music from both as a fan and from a commercial point of view. I would like to mention Ben's particular ability to connect with any band on any level. He has a great rapport with every band he's worked with. I wish him all the best with Continuous Music - it's such a great idea".

Rick Grossman, Hoodoo Gurus
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