Do music industry contracts seem mysterious and distant to you? Would you like to know what a recording contract entails and how to negotiate the terms of a live show? And what does a House Writer contract mean?
Apply for our ‘Music Industry Contracts’ course! Drafting and negotiating contracts may seem daunting, especially in the early stages of one’s career. In this course, music industry professionals provide practical guidance on the contents of different types of contracts and shed light on the different issues to be negotiated, as well as the advantages of having a written contract.
The course content is designed to cater for the need of artists, music makers and anyone interested in the music business. The course will cover many types of contracts used in the industry, such as different types of recording contracts, house writer contracts, concert sales contracts and performance contracts.
The training aims to provide the participants with an understanding of what the different types of contracts in the music sector entail and what kind of issues should be covered when negotiating contracts.
The course is aimed at anyone living in Southern Ostrobothnia who is interested in music, and no prior training is required. The content is specifically aimed at artists, music makers and those interested in or already working in the music business. During the course, the participants will write a performance contract for themselves, which the instructor will provide comments and feedback on.
The course includes self-study video materials divided into three sections according to the instructors and the topics covered, and scheduled interactive Zoom sessions, which allow students to interact directly with the instructors. Learning materials will be published directly onto the Rhythm Academy’s online platform at www.rytmiakatemia.fi.
The course is free of charge in the pilot phase, and it is primarily aimed at people living in Southern Ostrobothnia. As this course is a part of a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), participants are required to fill in monitoring information and feedback forms related to ESF projects.
How to apply
Register on the Rhythm Academy website. Once you are logged in, you can fill in the application form by clicking on the ‘Submit application’ button on the selected course description page. Students admitted to the course will be granted access to the pre-recorded course material, as well as the interactive Zoom lectures. The course material will be available to students for a limited period of time.
During the selection phase, particular attention is paid to the applicants’ motivation and interest in the field. After the application deadline, the selected applicants will be informed personally by e-mail and sent further instructions on how to proceed.