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1500 Sound Academy is proud to offer a comprehensive program called 1500 Music & Industry Fundamentals that includes music production and everything you need to know to thrive in the music business. From production and engineering techniques to branding and marketing, our students graduate from our innovative program with the in-depth skills required to go from zero to a career. Here’s a look at our courses:

Music Production Music production, the heart of the program, covers the art and science of creating a track from concept to reality. The music producer’s toolbox is a sophisticated combination of hardware, software, and musicianship! This course introduces today’s songwriters to the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques of modern studio track composition. 

Songwriting Songwriters create timeless emotion from melody and lyrics. This course demystifies the songwriting process and arms the modern songwriter with melodic and lyrical concepts to deepen their craft. Whether you’re new to songwriting or have experience in the music industry, this module will help you improve. Social aspects of songwriting such as studio etiquette and co-writing are also covered.

Mixing The mix can make or break a song and when it’s done right, no one even notices. This course is about listening and knowing what you want things to sound like. Within the construct of learning how to listen, many of the production and recording tools are reimagined for the role of the mixer. Advanced vocal processing tools are also introduced.

EngineeringThe digital audio workstation (DAW) is the centerpiece of the recording studio, and a key focus of our 1500 Music & Industry Fundamentals program. Engineering breaks down the fundamentals of getting sound into the DAW the right way and shaping your sound on the way-out using EQ and compression, among other techniques. Special attention is given to recording a vocalist for the best sound quality possible.

Music Business Music creators are copyright owners, brand owners, and publishing companies, whether they know it or not. The Music Business course in our 1500 Music & Industry Fundamentals program outlines the pillars of a music creator’s corporate structure. Once the structure is established, there will be transactions in the forms of contracts, publishing, and streaming. Students also learn how to take their music to the marketplace for the world to hear.

Artist Branding The artist is the personality behind musical movements and cultural shifts. It may seem like an effortless materialization, but many of the most successful artists are laser-focused on their brand and image. The artist must also foster their network of fans and supporters. This engaging course in our 1500 Music & Industry Fundamentals digs deep into the psyche of the artist as well as the practical side, including setting up an authentic brand and performance.

2021 Course Schedule

April 6, 2021 Songwriting
May 4, 2021 Music Business
June 1, 2021 Mixing
June 28, 2021 Artist Branding
August 3, 2021 Music Production
August 31, 2021 Engineering
September 28, 2021 Songwriting
October 26, 2021 Music Business
November 30, 2021 Mixing
January 4, 2022 Artist Branding
February 1, 2022 Music Production
March 1, 2022 Engineering
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On-Campus Program

Los Angeles
Students enjoy a 6-month, on-campus program focusing on music production and other essential skills in the music business. The program is designed to prepare students to launch their careers in a short amount of time. They learn a wide range of skills that are crucial if they want to thrive in the music industry.

There are two Enrollment Options:

  • The full program costs $12,500 and includes six courses.
  • Choosing individual courses costs $2,500 per course.
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Live online program

Our Live Online Program is taught by an Instructor in a virtual classroom setting—that means our courses are in real-time, yet virtually streamed from the comfort of your home.

There are two Enrollment Options for this program:

  • The full program costs $8,640 and includes six course.
  • Choosing individual courses costs $1,800 per course.
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On-Demand Online Courses

On-Demand Online Courses is for students to learn at their own pace and hone their skills to a professional level at their convenience, globally anywhere. Each Course contains pre-recorded video content that takes approximately 10 hours to complete and is designed with the flexibility to complete on your time. Upon successful completion students will earn a digital badge for each course.

There are two Enrollment Options

  • All 6 Courses
  • Individual Course(s)
  • $6,750 when enrolled in All 6 Courses
  • $1,250 per Course
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Q: Can I do the program on my own schedule?

A: Lectures are from 11-1am Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Just like on ground. If you can't make the lecture. You can watch a recorded version later. However, it is recommended that you make time to attend the lecture

Q: How do i access the schoo; content?

A: The Academy uses on online delivery system that is accessible from computer or mobile device at any time

Q: As an online student, do I get to interact with my teachers?

A: Yes collaboration is encouraged between all students attending the Academy. Our online learning platform allows for communication with all students and teachers.

A: Are there any academic requirements to enroll?

A: A high school diploma or GED.

Q: Is the Academy accredited?

A: The Academy is approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Post secondary Education, a division of the California Consumer Affairs Department, The academy offers certificates of completion for their programs.