Program Review: Berklee College of Music- Music Business Specialization

The Executive Fan
2 min readAug 16, 2021

About the Program

  • Hosted on Coursera by Berklee College of Music
  • Course Format: 4 Interactive Virtual Classes to be completed for Non-Credit Certificate
  • Enrollment Link:
  • Cost: 7 Day Free Trial, then $39/month (I completed the whole program during the trial, it can be done if you are committed)

The Courses

  • Music Business Foundations
  • Building Your Career in Music: Developing A Brand and Funding Your Music
  • Copyright Law in the Music Business
  • Creativity And Entrepreneurship

What I liked about the program content:

  • It wasn’t hard to complete quickly, I started and finished the 4 courses in under 5 days
  • The assignments are quizzes and discussion boards, no time consuming projects
  • The price, I did pay for 1 month after the trial, but $29 from a well known university is so cheap in comparison to other programs that I have done

Who should try this program?

  • High School Students who are considering majoring in music industry related majors (10/10)
  • Independent Artists (10/10 should take)
  • Anyone interested in a career in the music industry (10/10 should take)

Personal Thoughts

  • This is an “at your own pace” program, you can keep the cost down and complete it quickly or you can run your bank account if you are unmotivated
  • This is a really good intro if you are planning on going to college in a music related major. Take the class before you start applying and see if it is really what you want so you don’t waste a semester of your money on a major you don’t actually want. It probably looks great on college applications!
  • The content is super boring, but necessary. It really gives you a good starting point and base knowledge that can ultimately guide you in figuring out what departments you hate and what you think you actually may be interested in



The Executive Fan

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