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Metalworks Institute offers a variety of part-time online certificate courses specializing in the areas of audio engineering, music production, music business, live sound and lighting, and music performance. We offer multiple online-course formats to suit our students' varied situations and learning styles, including free MOOCs, instructor-led virtual classroom courses, and on-demand certificate courses.

All of Metalworks Institute's online courses offer students the option to obtain an official and verified Certificate of Completion and many of our Virtual Classroom Courses can be applied towards our full-time online diploma programs.

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Metalworks Institute offers a variety of free online courses, also known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These brief introductory courses cover a range of important music industry topics and give you the opportunity to experience Metalworks Institute's online learning environment. Students who successfully complete all of the evaluations in a course can choose to purchase an official and verified Certificate of Completion.

  • This free online course will introduce students to the history, functions, and operations of music publishing, including copyright acquisition, songwriter contracts, performance licensing, mechanical licensing, print publishing, synchronization rights, royalty structures, and methods of royalty collection.

    Next Available Date: Start Anytime 5 Lessons Course Type: On-Demand Level: Introductory Subject: Entertainment Business Prerequisites: None Corequisites: None

    An Introduction to Music Publishing ONL-T1000

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  • Social networking platforms have become an integral component to marketing and promotion in today’s music industry. However, the sheer size and scope of the social media universe has made it difficult for musical artists to determine the best way to integrate social media into their overall marketing and promotion strategy. In this free online course, students will be introduced to key social media platforms and strategies for musicans.

    Next Available Date: Start Anytime 5 Lessons Course Type: On-Demand Level: Introductory Subject: Entertainment Business

    Marketing & Promotion For Musicians ONL-T1010

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  • As the music industry has changed and evolved as a result of changing technologies, it has become all the more important for musicians to understand the numerous ways and means to generate earnings from their music. In this free online course, we will examine the finer points of music licensing, and look at how musicians can make money from their music.

    Next Available Date: Start Anytime 5 Lessons Course Type: On-Demand Level: Introductory Subject: Entertainment Business

    Music Licensing For Musicians & Songwriters ONL-T1020

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  • Social networking platforms have become an integral component to marketing and promotion in today’s music industry. However, the sheer size and scope of the social media universe has made it difficult for musical artists to determine the best way to integrate social media into their overall marketing and promotion strategy. In this free online course, students will be introduced to key social media platforms and strategies for musicans.

    Next Available Date: Start Anytime 4 Lessons Course Type: On-Demand Level: Introductory Subject: Entertainment Business

    Social Media Strategies For Musicians ONL-T1030

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