Intro to Music Business:

Understanding the New Music Industry

Man singing on stage with lights

Are you interested in taking your music to the next level?

Maybe even considering a side hustle or career in music?

Then this seminar is for you! Intro to Music Business will introduce you to the various areas, roles, and responsibilities within the music industry that are crucial to know as a DIY/Independent/Beginning professional artist. Many of these roles, at least in the beginning, will be held by YOU! And as you look to grow and seek external help, it will be pivotal to know the “who” and the “what” of the music business, as well as the “why”. We’ll also cover some historical background, as well as discuss the current landscape of the music business.

What You’ll Learn

  • A basic historical overview of the music business
  • What all the parts and roles are that make the music business turn
  • Terms to know in the music business
  • What the current landscape of the music business looks like
  • How to apply the roles of the music business to an artist’s career (at a variety of levels, but mostly focused on local independent artists)
  • How to use this information to move forward in your career

Who This Seminar is For

This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about the basics of the music business, but especially geared toward music hobbyists, local independent artists, and all musicians looking to expand their music business beyond simply performing. By the end of this workshop, you will have laid a basic, yet holistic, foundation for beginning to embark on a career in music.

“Kelsy provided a great entry level introduction to the basics of the music business activities that were important for me to learn. It’s possible to research and find a bunch of tips and strategies from different sources and with different flavors, but working with Kelsy allowed me to develop my strategy with holistic guidance.” – Josh K

Registration and Schedule

Location: Performance High Denver Studio 1, 3101 Walnut Street, Denver CO

Date: Saturday May 18, 1-2pm

Class Fee: $17 for PH members, $20 for non-members 

Ages: 13+

Registration Deadline: Thu May 17

Have questions or need help?
Contact us.

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Kelsy Lartius Miguel

Kelsy Lartius Miguel is a music industry entrepreneur and community builder based in Denver, Colorado. Since mid-2023, she has owned and operated an artist services and consulting company called Kelzana Artist Management. Prior to entrepreneurship, Kelsy worked in roles across many realms of the music industry, including concert production, booking, marketing, management, and artist relations. With this wide range of experiences and a degree in Music Business from Berklee College of Music, Kelsy takes a strategic, knowledgeable, and holistic approach to growing artists’ careers. Driven by her passions for the music industry, community, and collaboration, Kelsy also serves on the boards of Women In Music Denver, and the newly founded Colorado Music Industry Alliance. $100-$500