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Course Overview

The Recorded Music Industry – Everything You Wanted To Know About The Recording Biz

The Lowdown

This course will take you through the historic and very exciting world of recording music – otherwise known as the record business.

We are going to discuss the record business landscape. By that, I mean everything you HAVE to know about having your music recorded. We will look at major recording labels and the independents.

We will also let you know about various recording contracts and options for distributing your recorded music independently.

Finally, we will take a look at the current state of the record business, the big sellers and the record chart toppers.

What’s In It For Me?

  • Develop valuable knowledge of the recorded music business.
  • Be able to distinguish between the major record companies and the independent record companies, as well as understand the pros and cons of both.
  • Find out why you need a record deal and work out which one is right for you.
  • Know the alternative ways of getting your recordings out there.

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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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“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His incredibly warm, open and humorous persona was only superseded by his wealth of experience and knowledge of the Music Industry.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".
Thomas Macokatic, Musician
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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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