A&R: Making Music from Acquisition to Release

MUSC X 446.2
Learn the functions of the A&R professional, including the collective effort needed from all departments—artist and label—in the creation of recorded music in all formats, from inception to acquisition and release.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Delve into the collective effort needed from all departments to be a successful A&R professional
  • Learn about the role of producers, managers, and booking agents in the A&R world
  • Discover how to promote and attract interest from labels without losing your artistic integrity
  • Hear from guest speakers from all facets of the music industry and their experiences with A&R

About this course:

A definitive analysis of the functions of the A&R professional, this course stresses the collective effort needed from all departments--artist and label--in the creation of recorded music in all formats--from creation to acquisition and release. Topics include new artist acquisition; record deals; the role of the producer; working with personal managers and booking agents; the role of social media from the artist and executive perspectives; A&R and sync strategies; independent touring, the current local music scene; specific A&R approaches for urban music, EDM, singer/songwriter, alternative, and indie music; how to attract interest from major and independent labels without compromising artistic integrity; paths to A&R career positions; and analysis of how recently signed artists got their first contracts. Guest speakers include recording artists, producers, managers, record company executives, and A&R personnel.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Justin Paul
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Fee:
$699.00
29 days left. Enroll by Jan 10, 2019
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Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Jan 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Jan 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146
Lecture
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Dodd Hall 146

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