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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Winter
Summer
Remote
In-Person
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Pablo Mathiason
383873
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Justin Paul
384728
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Jan 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Jan 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Jan 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Feb 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Feb 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Feb 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Feb 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Mar 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Mar 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65
Lecture
Tue Mar 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A65

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