Music Business Fundamentals, Part 2: Funding Your Business | Jason Allen | Skillshare

Music Business Fundamentals, Part 2: Funding Your Business

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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41 Videos (2h 37m)
    • Introduction & Overview

      6:59
    • About Me

      3:27
    • How Much Money Do You Need?

      3:02
    • Determining Seed Money

      5:59
    • One Time Costs

      4:11
    • Ongoing Costs

      4:52
    • Burn Rate

      2:16
    • Fixed And Variable

      8:06
    • Example Budget

      13:46
    • What Is Equity Financing

      4:58
    • Friends And Family

      4:58
    • Angel Investors

      4:43
    • Venture Capital

      2:16
    • Finding Investors

      3:11
    • Warning

      3:41
    • What Is Debt Financing

      3:10
    • Lenders

      3:58
    • SBA

      3:55
    • Questions And Documents

      4:35
    • Terms

      5:37
    • Factoring In Debt

      1:33
    • What is A Grant

      4:27
    • Consider Your Niche

      4:04
    • Federal Grant Ops

      4:28
    • State And Local Ops

      3:49
    • Private Grants

      4:18
    • Recycle

      2:28
    • Understanding The Source

      3:27
    • Bootstrapping 101

      3:35
    • Consider A CoFounder

      3:01
    • Generate Cash Quickly

      2:49
    • Be A Budget Ninja

      2:26
    • Keep Your Day Job

      2:18
    • Never Outsource

      1:31
    • Learn To Build A Website

      3:15
    • Partner Partner Partner

      2:22
    • What Is Crowdfunding

      2:58
    • Presell Your Thing

      1:28
    • Running An Active Campaign

      3:04
    • What Next?

      1:05
    • Thanks for watching!

      1:00

About This Class

This class isn't for hedge fund managers, capital investors, or bankers. This is a class designed for the musician who is ready to start a business.

Are you ready to get started? Do you have an idea, and want to start with the basics? In this course, we will focus on the first steps any business venture: Startup. We will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don't be worried - Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, and useful.

Dr. Allen is the founder of a number of successful businesses, and is a top-rated Udemy instructor. In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

While a lot of business courses focus on getting rich quick, this is a course for those interested in starting and building a long-term business with a firm foundation. You won't find "get rich quick" schemes here - everything we will learn in this class is practical, useable steps to monetize your music career. 

This is the first part of a multiple-course series. 

In this course, we will focus the entire course on the steps to start a business. First, we will focus on the advantages and concerns of new businesses, specifically in the arts. Next, we will walk through the different types of businesses - from corporations, to family businesses, to nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, we will learn what is best for your business, and walk through the step-by-step process to setup and register your business. Last, we will walk through the steps needed to create your most essential founding document: the operating agreement. 

By the end of this course, if you follow along, you will have your business officially created and ready to open the doors for business.

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Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get obsorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

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Jason Allen

PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of "glove" controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When ...

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