Hi guys, just to let you know The IMA Music Business Academy has now opened it’s doors and is taking on new members. In the last post, I asked if it’s possible to fast track your music career. My conclusion that yes it was, you simply need to have the right knowledge and guidance available to you. Many musicians waste years doing things through trial and error, and often give up during the process.
The IMA Academy is a course that aims to tackle that, giving musicians the music business knowledge they need to succeed in a fraction of the time. If you have talent but aren’t sure how to get people to pay attention to your music, this could be the course for you!
What Is The IMA Music Business Academy
The IMA Music Business Academy is an online study course, teaching musicians the business side of the industry. New lessons are delivered on a weekly basis, and are available by logging into your private members area. Each lesson will go in-depth in an area you need to be aware of. At the end of the lesson, you will be given a task to complete that will help push your music career to the next level. You can see a full list of the weekly lessons on The IMA Music Business Academy home page.
As well as having access to weekly lessons, you also get access to a private support / community forum. Here you can get help with any of the lessons, discuss the latest music business tactics, mingle, and network with like minded people. This is great for getting different views of things, and advice from people who have done it already. Who knows, you may even make a few friends and important contacts along the way.
Why Is An Academy Like This Needed?
The IMA Music Business Academy is needed for one major reason: Music business knowledge isn’t something that we automatically have in us. Despite that, if you want to start making money from your music career you need it! It’s as simple as that.
If you want to be more then a part time (Not making any money) musician, you need to learn how to get your music out there. On top of that, you have to make yourself likeable and make people want to buy into you. These are skills that can be learnt, but only with the right guidance.
This is what we aim to teach you in the academy. We give you the skills to take your talent, and turn it into a brand people are going to be interested in. We will teach you how to sell, what you should be doing in order to make the best use out of your time, and how to get people coming back to you time and time again.
Many musicians tend to fail because they don’t know what direction to go or don’t have the right support. Don’t let this be the case with you, enrol into the IMA Music Business Academy today.
What Can You Learn From This Online Music Business Course?
The IMA Academy aims to be a complete guide for the independent musician. We walk you through what you need to be doing from start to finish. We go over the best practices in each area, so even if you’re already using the studio for example, you may still want to read that section so you can find out how to record faster and spend a lot less money.
Here are some of the things you will learn on this course:
- A strategy that will allow you to easily find out what your market want and give it to them.
- Where you should be putting your time and effort to progress in your music career.
- How to minimise your expenses when using the studio, creating artwork, and much more.
- How to turn passers by into lifelong fans.
- How to get the most out of each fan you gain.
- Online and offline marketing tactics.
- How to create your own high converting website.
- How to make money from music royalties.
- How to get gigs, and how to make money from every one of them (Even if the venue owner doesn’t pay you directly).
- How to improve your on stage presence.
- Out of the box tactics that will have you making more money from your music.
- And MUCH more!
You can see a full weekly lesson plans on the IMA MBA home page.
Why Is The IMA Academy Different From Other Courses And Books?
OK, so there are other music business courses and books out there. So why should you chose The IMA Music Business Academy over them? Simple, because only we provide you with the practical information you need as an independent musician!
There are two other types of courses and books on the market:
- The ‘record label’ type book
- The ‘social media’ type course.
The record label type book will tell you how record labels work, and what tactics they use to get out there to the masses. Unfortunately, while often a good read, they don’t leave you with much you can apply to your own music career. They’re based on big budgets, and a set of tactics that won’t work for most of us.
In the academy however, every week provides you with practical advice you can go out and start working on straight away. What’s more, they will help you now and are scalable for the future.
With the social media type courses that have sprung up, you are told that online promotion alone is largely the way to go. Apparently, networking on Facebook and Twitter all day will get your music out there, and have you earning money in no time.
Here at the IMA MBA, we don’t think that’s true. Yes Facebook and Twitter have a role to play in your marketing campaign, but probably not in the way you’re using them now. We teach you how to leverage these accounts, and how to get people coming to you rather then you sitting there and adding them all day. We also provide you with cheap and free offline marketing tactics that still work, and teach you how to leverage other people to get them doing your promotion for you.
In short? We teach you what no one else does: How to become an all round musician!!
Where Can I Enrol For The IMA Music Business Academy?
If you’re ready to enrol into the academy, you can do so here.
The IMA Music Business Academy Bonus Offer
The IMA Music Business Academy will only be open for a week, from today (18.10.2011) till 24.10.2011. After that we will be shutting out doors to any new members. This is so we can give the best support possible to any current members, and give them the attention they deserve.
When we re-open the course (Date TBC, it can be any time from a week after the 24th to a few months) we will be raising the monthly price.
If you want to lock in the early bird price for life and save big, then enrol into The IMA Music Business Academy today!