Austin - GRAMMY Pro Music Business Summit


Nov 03 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm CST

It’s easier than ever to record, distribute, and market your own music today, but what about actually making money? Long-time industry professionals, Electronic Musician Magazine columnists and best-selling authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan take you step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business.

Drawing on their combined experience of over 34 years in the industry, Randy and Jason will teach you about getting digital distribution, making money from merchandise, licensing your music for commercials, movies, and TV, crowd funding, getting grants, and more.

6:30 p.m. DOORS

7 p.m. PANEL

ADMISSION: Admission is FREE for Recording Academy members. Space is limited. Members, you must be logged into to access the RSVP link.


Billboard Magazine have called Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan “the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” Together, they’re musicians that are working on their 21st album, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete Manual For The Do-It-Yourself Musician (2nd Edition) (Macmillan), creators of the 15-hour online course, Making Money With Music (CreativeLive), and regular contributors to Electronic Musician Magazine, including the free weekly web column, The DIY Advisor. They also teach and consult about music business. Their band, Beatnik Turtle, is a horn-powered pop-rock band based in Chicago. They have recorded 20 albums, released over 500 songs, and successfully completed a song-of-the-day project where they released one song for every day of 2007. They’ve written music for TV, commercials, films, podcasts, theater (including Chicago’s world-famous Second City), and have licensed music to Disney/ABC Family and Viacom.


Gibson Showroom
3601 S. Congress Ave.
Austin  Texas  78704
United States

Benefits of Membership

The Recording Academy is the preeminent organization for musicians, producers, engineers and other music professionals. Our mission is to advance artistic and technical excellence, work to ensure a vital and free creative environment, and act as an advocate on behalf of music and its makers.

Our members have access to live events all around the country, as well as 24/7 access to the GRAMMY Pro library of video and editorial content, which explores the industry and craft of music.

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