How To Level Up Your Career With Online Courses
How to Level Up Your Career with Online Courses (Production, Songwriting, Vocal Training)
From producing to songwriting and vocal training, here's our wrap of the best online courses for artists.
Taking the time to level up your skills is important to make sure you're staying on top of your game and seeing real growth in your craft. From mixing and mastering to songwriting and vocal training, here’s our wrap of the best online courses to level up your music career.
Make sure to also check out our "Music Industry Terms Every Artist Should Know" article, a glossary of music industry lingo that will help boost your knowledge and make informed career decisions.
All Access is one of our own YouTube series where we sit down with music industry experts and creatives to give insider tips to aspiring artists. From sampling and branding to making merch and music videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch the latest episodes.
Breaking It Down
Breaking It Down is our YouTube series focused on educating artists on everything related to releasing music. We cover frequently asked questions and insider tips to help creatives on their music journey. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch the latest episodes.
Price: 190 USD / year
MasterClass is an online education subscription platform where you can access pre-recorded tutorials and lectures by experts in various fields. Their instructors are (literally) the best in the world at their craft. They have a dedicated music section that covers everything from songwriting to production.
Some of our favorite courses include:
Producing & Beat-making with Timbaland
Producing Electronic Music with deadmau5
Hip-Hop & Storytelling with Nas
Songwriting & Producing with Alicia Keys
Songwriting with John Legend
Singing (Vocal Training) with Christina Aguilera
The Art of Performance with Usher
Start learning here.
Ableton Live courses by Noiselab
Price: FREE - 100 USD (depending on course level)
Noiselab is a collective of Ableton producers and electronic musicians who want to share their knowledge and love of music with other aspiring artists. They offer one of the most comprehensive online courses for Ableton Live users, with a series of lessons where tutors break down the production techniques of some of the biggest artists like Kendrick Lamar, Carl Cox, and more.
If you’re on beginner, intermediate, or advanced — Noiselab’s courses offer something for producers of all levels. Prices range from free to around $100 USD depending on the course difficulty.
Go here to start exploring their courses!
Price: 19.99 USD / month
Splice is fundamentally a cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform, including a sample library on a subscription basis. Their library integrates with several digital audio workstations (DAWs) which makes it a valuable resource for producers of all kinds. They have educational resources on their website under “skills”, where they have tutorials covering everything from sound design, and music theory to mixing.
Topics they cover include:
Splice Tools (e.g. songwriting & production techniques, reverse engineering, working with modeled preamps)
Start learning with Splice here.
REC is an ecosystem that exists to empower independent creators to do more of what they love. Part creative incubator, part creative agency, REC is a physical space, digital application, and creator community designed and dedicated to providing its members with the resources, education & opportunities to build sustainable & scalable businesses around their talent.
In their YouTube series REC Sessions, they cover topics from building an audience to virtual collaboration with notable creatives.
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