This week the Association of Caribbean Copyright Societies (ACCS) in partnership with Barbados-based Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishes Incorporated (COSCAP) present the Fundamentals of the Business of Music Seminar.

The Seminar, which will initially be piloted in Barbados, will run from Wednesday June 29th to Friday July 1st, at the Courtyward Marriot Hotel; and forms part of ACCS’ Business of Music Seminar Series—financed with support from the Caribbean Development Bank.

Free online participation is open to members of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc, as well as non-member music professionals, and will be facilitated via live streaming on COSCAP’s website:

The main objective of this music education seminar is to assist participants develop a better understanding of the essentials of starting and managing a business in today’s music sector.

Key presenters for this three-day event are Mr Chris Cooke, Author of “Dissecting the Digital Dollar” and Ms. Sari Delmar, Brand Specialist and CEO of AB Company. Meanwhile the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation (BIDC) will also conduct a half-day music lab, aimed at helping participants develop and articulate basic business plans utilizing approaches learned from the seminar.

Essentially, the Fundamentals of the Business of Music Seminar will run from 9am to 4pm each day, addressing the following topics:

DAY ONE – Wednesday June 29, 2016

  • Making Money from Music (How to Take Advantage of Core Revenue Stream Opportunities)
  • Managing Music Rights for Revenue Generation
  • Intro to Deals & Artist Management

DAY TWO – Thursday June 30, 2016

  • The Digital Market (Developing Strategies to Digitalization)
  • Evolving Your Business
  • Women in Music

DAY THREE – July 1st, 2016

  • Developing your Brand (Part One): Strategies for Developing a Good Brand
  • Developing your Brand (Part Two): Marketing Your Brand & Using Online Marketing Channels

ECCO urges members and music professionals to take advantage of this significant music education seminar, to better equip themselves with the knowledge and tools to succeed in today’s music industry.