The Business of Film Music

MUSC X 448.171

Focusing on the vital business skills needed to build and maintain your career as a film and television composer, this course features comprehensive coverage of current business and financial practices in the industry.

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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Uncover the role of agents, managers, and lawyers and how to make an advantageous deal
  • Learn about collecting royalties and the roles of ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC
  • Understand the legal issues surrounding contacts and liability
  • Study the philosophy of building your own brand as a film composer including the role of social media
  • Delve into the process of collaboration including building your team and communicating with directors/producers
  • Gain insight from industry guest speakers regarding these various areas

About this course:

Focusing on the vital business skills needed to build and maintain your career as a film and television composer, this course features comprehensive coverage of current business and financial practices in the industry. You learn about the role of agents, managers, and lawyers; making the most advantageous deal; the role performing rights organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC in the collection of public performance royalties; and the responsibilities and procedures in collecting royalties for your work. You also gain an understanding of the difference in operating your business as a sole proprietor or as a corporation and in the legal issues surrounding composer contracts and liability. Brand-building is an important component of a successful career: you study the philosophy of building your own brand as a film composer or as an assistant for another composer, and you explore the role of social media in the promotion of your brand. Collaboration issues are also discussed and include building your team and managing the work of others, communicating with your directors and producers, and working with contractors. Industry guest speakers share their expertise in these various areas and supplement extensive discussions and exercises.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Brian Ralston
369419
Fee:
$699.00
38 days left. Enroll by Sep 25, 2019
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Notes

No meeting November 27, 2019.

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 08, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Sep 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Oct 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Oct 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Oct 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Oct 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Oct 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Nov 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Nov 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Nov 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Dec 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217
Lecture
Wed Dec 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217

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