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As well as lessons and content material, you have access to resources that will help you immediately apply what you learn in the course.
Stephen Knifton is a former Cable News Network (CNN) senior producer, with time spent at news networks in Toronto and New York City.
He currently teaches film and video production at colleges and universities across the US and Canada. Stephen’s current primary focus is teaching classes and professional workshops on both smartphone filmmaking and smartphone storytelling – creating content strategically targeted at social media with a smartphone.
His dog’s name is Gordon.
Andrew has been an incredible help through my signing of a record and publishing deal. It can be quite overwhelming, but I was lucky to have Andrew helping me understand what was being asked of me, as well as making sure I knew what was involved in the contracts.
He even suggested what points/clauses of the deals should be looked at and re-negotiated, so I would highly recommend him to anyone within the entertainment industry.
Andrew is a lecturer I will never forget. With his ability to acknowledge when a subject may be quite complex, he was always able to make it not only extremely digestible but very engaging and entertaining.
Some of the best stories I’ve ever heard came from his classroom! Music Business Law quickly became one of my favorite topics thanks to Andrew’s great teaching and the connection he made with all of us students.
Andrew Watt has a wealth of music knowledge and industry experience. I thoroughly enjoyed taking his classes and gaining insight into music business practices as well as acquiring the skills to assist me to grow my own venture.
Andrew has a great way of communicating and connecting people within the industry. He's a good man!
If you're able to learn from someone who’s actually done what they’re teaching, you know that information is generally going to be of greater value. That’s exactly how I felt learning from Andrew Watt.
His teaching of music law and the music business was always grounded in his real experiences which made the theory easier to contextualize, understand and overall more fun to learn!
I absolutely enjoyed every moment of listening to the Music Business Essentials course.
It helped me put all the scattered pieces of knowledge neatly together. Looking forward to taking more new courses at the Vampr Academy!
What I liked the most about the Music Business Essentials course is that it gives you the knowledge you need as an artist or producer to understand how the music business operates and how everyone can benefit from it with a partner mindset.
You’ll be able to navigate the music business world with more confidence and awareness, learn the key points of different contracts and discover the roles of a promoter, manager, lawyer, agency, publisher and record label.
Everyone interested in making a living in the music industry should take this course, and you might find it inspiring and leading to a new role you never knew existed.
Vampr Academy is so easy to access and costs so much less than attending a traditional brick and mortar, bridging the gap between accessibility and affordability.
I also really appreciate the downloadable material and being able to watch the courses both on desktop and mobile. I feel both beginners and full-time musicians alike can benefit from it.
I really enjoyed the Music Business Essentials course! I'm not an artist but I'd like to work in the business side of the industry.
I liked that the course provided a general understanding of the music industry, how it works, who the players are, and how everything is structured.
I thought it was a great intro to understanding and building a roadmap for the business.
The Music Business Essentials course was pretty amazing! There are a lot of “experts” online that claim to offer you knowledge in exchange for $$$ and I have been a victim of many of those ventures in the past. Vampr Academy, on the other hand, is affordable and delivers what it claims!
I was pleased with the number of modules and lessons in the Music Business Essentials course. And having Andrew teaching is gold. He offers that lawyer/business side that many of us artists and producers lack.
Vampr Academy is an educational streaming platform for artists that allows you to watch video lessons taught by the best industry experts.
Vampr Academy is the academy for artists and offers a world-class online learning experience that includes courses, extra material such as templates, cheat sheets and checklists, exclusive sessions and newsletters, access to a community of like-minded creatives, and Vampr Pro, the premium service of the Vampr app.
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Additionally, the memberships allow you to download additional content material such as bonus guides, checklists, cheat sheets and templates, as well as join the largest community of like-minded creatives in the world.
Vampr Academy has 3 different memberships: 1 month, 6 month and 12 month. Memberships start at just $15 per month and include unlimited access to all courses, sessions, monthly newsletter, bonus guides, checklists, cheat sheets and templates, and access to Vampr Pro.
Vampr Academy memberships give you unlimited access to all the courses and video lessons, sessions, exclusive newsletters, access to Vampr Pro, additional content material and the chance to join the largest community of like-minded creatives in the world.
A one-off purchase, on the other hand, only gives you access to video lessons and content of the course you buy, but it doesn’t include access to any other of the Academy courses, the newsletters, sessions nor Vampr Pro.
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You can actively participate in the sessions by engaging in the discussion with a community of like-minded artists, sharing your work, getting feedback and asking questions.
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