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The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers, & Tours

with Kevin Lyman

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  •   01 FreePreview: How an Idea Becomes a Show Part 1

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About The Class

build a career in the modern music industry.

You can have a career in music – in The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers, & Tours, Kevin Lyman will show you how.

If you want to make a name for yourself and make an impact in the music industry – you have options. Kevin is the founder of the Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Mayhem Fest and the catalyst behind an impressive range of successful projects and artists. In this class he’ll introduce you to your (many, many) options for building a career in the modern music industry. Kevin will talk to musicians about getting on festival tours and about operations jobs for people who are looking to get in on the business side. You’ll learn how to build and maintain a professional brand that will open doors for you and help connect you to the right people and expanding your opportunities in a constantly changing environment.

If you are serious about setting yourself up for a lifetime career in music you’ll want to watch this course. Kevin will set you on track for developing and sustaining a career that lasts.

Special Guests include:

  • Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
  • Mike Kaminsky (Manager of the Summer Set and 3OH!3)
  • Jake Round (Pure Noise Records)

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    FreePreview: How an Idea Becomes a Show Part 1

    Jen Kellogg and Kevin talk about the moving parts behind a touring show and finding out where you fit.

    31:31
  2. 02

    How an Idea Becomes a Show Part 2

    33:59
  3. 03

    Day of Show and Q&A

    20:26
  4. 04

    The Old and New Music Landscape

    39:19
  5. 05

    Damon Atkinson Interview

    17:58
  6. 06

    Develop a Good Career Fit For You

    10:55
  7. 07

    Kevin Lyman's Career Story

    24:33
  8. 08

    Recording and Distribution

    10:21
  9. 09

    Jake Round Interview

    43:54
  10. 10

    Being an Entrepreneur

    30:10
  11. 11

    Andy Biersack Interview

    45:16
  12. 12

    Mike Kaminsky Interview

    24:26
  13. 13

    11 Ways to Turn Your Career up to 11

    31:58

Meet Your Expert

Kevin Lyman

A constant innovator, Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the extremely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music festival in the world today. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the tour has played ... read more

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  • pdf Kevin Lyman - Syllabus.pdf
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - Aptitude Grid.pdf
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - 11 Ways to Turn Your Career Up to 11.zip
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - Be an Entrepreneur Keynote.zip
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - Career Stories Keynote.zip
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - How an Idea Becomes a Show Keynote.zip
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - Recording and Distributing a Song Keynote.zip
  • pdf Kevin Lyman - The Old and New Landscapes Keynote.zip

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • user-8268c9

    February 2016

    Beyond one of the greatest, if not the greatest, music biz courses I've ever taken. So thorough, with great speakers, and included such rich information. I truly appreciated and valued all that was said and all the hard work put into it. It was by far a class that's still worth talking about! - Tori Otamas

  • Janice Jacobs

    October 2015

    I loved this class, as it showed different careers in the music industry, which was so eye opening. It helps as a musician too, so you get a basic understanding of how promoting, touring, and distribution works, especially if you're doing it yourself. Very well spoken, and well laid out, I loved it

  • Creativelive Student

    September 2014

    AMAZING! I teach a rock band class for an option at my school and this covers a lot of what I wanted to do. I particularly like the PDF showing what job in the industry would be best for you. Great site, overall.

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