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11 Videos (28m)
    • Trailer

    • Developing Your Brand & Image

    • Registering Your Trademark

    • Incorporating Your Business

    • Finding Producer Management That Works

    • Finding Legal Representation

    • Help With Obtaining Financial Management

    • Becoming Your Own Music Publisher

    • Affiliating With A Performing Rights Organization

    • SoundExchange Registration

    • Designing S.M.A.R.T Goals.


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About This Class

In 2004, I produced a song entitled “Many Men” on Hip-Hop artist 50 Cent's debut album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin". I began receiving emails from aspiring beat makers and producers from around the world, requesting help from me, an “American” Hip-Hop producer. My response to the call was education: I began creating video tutorials and learning tools for beat makers. Being accessible to learners changed the direction of my career and guided my passion for music education. 

In this class I will address some of the most fundamental aspects of launching a Hip-Hop production company. Students will also be equipped with necessary information that will help them avoid typical pitfalls that aspiring beat makers, producers or production companies encounter. Most importantly, this class will inspire and motivate students to take a leap and pursue their dreams with confidence.  

What You'll Learn

  • Developing a brand

  • Incorporating your business

  • Hiring your dream team

  • Becoming your own Music Publisher

  • Registering with a performing rights organization

  • Creating an Action Plan

This class is ideal for the aspiring beat maker or producer interested in building a music production company from the ground up like we have done at Six Figga Entertainment.

Skillshare X Darrell “Digga” Branch Contest

One winner will be chosen to receive a special prize pack from, including lifetime membership to, and access to their full line of drumkits. Other winners chosen will receive a free copy of “The Beat Game” book, available soon.

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This class was very informative. Now i have a clear view of how to incorporate ,register and take advantage of becoming a music producer legally and professionally.





Darrell "Digga" Branch

Founder, Six Figga Entertainment, Inc/

I'm a creative, adaptable and versatile music producer and educator with over 15 years of successful experience in the music industry. During my career as a producer I have worked with major recording artists such as JayZ, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Cam’ron and Busta Rhymes and have made significant production contributions to recordings that have sold in excess of 30 million. I've developed a music business and technology program that has been used in NYC Public Schools since 2008. I've also founded Producers Skill Inc and its subsidiaries: Pskill University, MusicBizKids and - all extremely useful tools for aspiring young music producers and executives. My work is dedicated to providing platforms for students to learn and experience different aspects of the music industry whilst developing their musical craft.