About the Musician's Professional Toolbox

“MPT was a fabulous program. I have been in the business of music in one way or another for twenty years, and never felt for a minute that anyone truly understood the challenges of what I do and what the demands are on me day to day. The program gave me the words and the tools to better understand what it is I need to build a strong and viable business around my art, block by block, in addition to a network of colleagues I would otherwise have no connection to. 
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- 2012 Participant

The Musician’s Professional Toolbox (MPT) empowers musicians of all genres with the entrepreneurial skills they need to master the business challenges of being an artist. This program takes career musicians through a series of engaging workshops that further their capacity to think and operate like creative entrepreneurs. Now in its second year, the Musician’s Professional Toolbox program includes 11 workshops over 9 weeks, presented by 8 outstanding instructors, each a renowned expert in their field. Musicians will leave the program with a business/marketing plan, improved materials, sharp insights into financial management and fundraising, tips and tools of the trade, the support of fellow musicians, and new industry contacts. Click on the links in the left hand menu to view the schedule, meet the faculty, and register!

True to the mission of the A&BC, the program seeks to build a more business savvy and economically vibrant music community through outstanding professional development. Using the model of our Artist’s Professional Toolbox—a successful professional development program for visual artists now in its eighth year— this mini MBA-style program offers in-depth and hands-on coverage of contracts, copyright, negotiation, marketing, social media, publicity, performance, distribution, labels, representation, business entities, fundraising, and sponsorship...along with mind bending approaches like matrixing, and multidimensional perspectives on creativity in business. Participants are encouraged to practice and explore their newly acquired development skills with musicians who share similar pain points and goals. Workshop size is limited to 30 musicians.

Eligibility
The Toolbox is open to all practicing musicians who are at least five years into their career.

Tuition and Fees

NEW: The A&BC is switching to a "pay what you can" model with the launch of our crowfunding campaign in April! So register now, and donate later!

RESERVE YOUR SEAT: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! >

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE >>

Questions? Email dlynne@artsandbusinesscouncil.org

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