Start earning royalties whenever your music is broadcast on television or film.

One of the highest-paying areas of the music business today is the world of music for film and television. Getting your music into film or television either as a score composer or songwriter can earn immediate income in the form of composer and license fees, and ongoing income for life from performance royalties paid whenever a film or television production is broadcast around the world. In this course, you'll learn who the decision-makers are in this rapidly expanding market and how to get your music into film and television productions.

Enroll in this online course if you:
 are a composer who can write and produce music suitable for film or TV shows
 are a songwriter or musician whose music would work well in films or TV shows
 have a catalog of music or recordings you'd like to pitch to films or TV shows

About This Course
This course provides a complete program for composers and songwriters to get their music into film and television productions. The course explores in detail the composer hiring process and provides a step-by-step framework for getting hired by music supervisors, directors, producers and more. The course examines the roles of different professionals in the hiring process, and discusses in detail how to create highly effective demo packages and build a successful career in the industry.

Prerequisites: Basic composing knowledge and a desire to be hired to score film and television productions or have music licensed into film and television productions.

Estimated Time To Complete: 20-30 hours including study time

Course Materials: A glossary of special musical terms and course orientation guide is provided for download.

Technical Requirements: Computer browser with current version of Flash plug-in installed is required to view the course presentation. Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader required to view downloadable course materials. iPad/iPhone compatibility will be available Summer, 2011.

What You'll Learn In This Online Course
  • Who the music decision makers are for film and television productions
  • How to get your music into film and television productions with or without credits
  • The role of composer agents and what they're looking for from composers
  • The role of music supervisors and how to work with them
  • How to create an effective demo package that gets you hired
  • How to get your music placed with music libraries

Course Content
  • Getting Started in the Film & TV Music Business
  • Getting Work Writing Music for Film & TV With or Without Credits
  • Working With Film & TV Music Agents
  • Working With Film & TV Music Supervisors
  • Creating an Effective Demo Package
  • Successful Meetings with Directors and Music Supervisors
  • Getting Paid - Fees and Royalties
  • Working With and Creating Music Libraries
  • Building Your Career in Music for Film & Television
MBI2110 Get Your Music Into Film And Television Today

                        Course Fee: $169

Includes all downloadable course materials, access to course student forum, questions answered personally by instructor, and more.

Enroll in this Course

Course Instructor

Mark Northam

Mark Northam is publisher of Film Music Magazine and author of music business related books and guides including "The Film & TV Composer's Resource Guide," "Breaking Into the Film & TV Music Business," "Maximizing Your ASCAP, BMI and SESAC Royalties" and more. He is also founder of The Film Music Network, a leading professional trade organization for the film and television music industry.

Why You Will Learn More From a Music Business Institute Online Course

Music Business Institute online courses let you learn when you want, where you want using cutting-edge web-based rapid learning technologies that will allow you to learn more quickly and efficiently. Forget about reading impractical books, travel hassles and expenses, or listening to an instructor drone on and on. At the Music Business Institute, you engage in a world-class learning experience focusing on practical skills, experience and knowledge you can apply to your music business career immediately.

And because our courses have been created based on gathering information from some of the industry's top musicians, composers, songwriters, publishers, agents and more, you can rest assured that the information and skills you're learning are first class.

Many musicians have a lot of talent and can play, sing, and write fantastic music. But the ability to turn that talent into income requires learning about the business side of the music industry so you're not another "starving artist". In fact, the only difference between many starving artists and successful ones is simply a knowledge of the music business and how to master that business to create income and wealth.

At the Music Business Institute, 100% of our focus is on delivering to you the skills you need to create a successful career with your musical talent.