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And build the foundation for a lasting career


80/20 Music Business Crash Course

Completely understand how the music industry works in just 4-weeks. You'll learn how to set-up deals and songwriting splits, register your songs, collect royalties, and distribute your music worldwide. 

Class starts on Monday!
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The reason the music industry is hard because you’ve never had a guide...

Now that you’ve written a few songs and have even released music online to friends, fans and family… you’re thinking:

▪️ How do I get paid for all this?

▪️ Where do I register my music so I’m protected?

▪️ How do I get my music on Spotify/Apple/Amazon the right way?

I’m here to throw you that life raft you need so you can stop questioning how the music industry works and finally have clarity. I’ve saved you all the time it will take Googling for answers and watching endless hours of YouTube videos that don’t get you anywhere closer to actually knowing how the industry works.

▪️ How do mechanical royalties work?

▪️ How do I collect them?

▪️ What about getting a music publisher?

Yep, you’re about to learn all of that.

Using the 80/20 Principle I've focused on only the areas of the music industry that truly matter. Meaning you don't have to wade through all the garbage online trying to figure out what is accurate and what is just plain bad advice. I've done all the leg work for you and know EXACTLY what you need to do to set up your music career properly.

How do I know this? I’ve managed the careers of dozens of artists and have explained this process hundreds of times. And over the past three years I’ve been documenting these processes, checklists, contracts, and guides for the artists on my record label, as well as my consulting clients who pay me $3000 per month to make sure that they navigate the music industry properly.

But you won’t have to pay anywhere near that.

You can get the same guiding knowledge and support for thousands less. I’ve distilled everything I’ve been teaching to my artists and private consulting clients into an easy and affordable course called 80/20 Music Business.

This course will help you in two major ways:

  1. You’ll get accurate information about how the music industry works so you don’t have to figure it out on your own watching YouTube videos
  2. And in just 4 weeks, you’ll have every aspect of your personal music career air-tight with every song registered and all your royalties collected properly

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn inside:

▶︎ Why the Music Industry Is Hard and How to Make It Easier

▶︎ Myths of the Music Industry That Are Holding You Back

▶︎ What Is the "New" Music Industry and the Difference Between the "Old" and the "New"

▶︎ Why Independent Artists Need to Become Their Own Record Labels Right Away

▶︎ How to Develop a Talent Stack That Makes You Irresistible to Fans

▶︎ How to Set up an Active/Passive Music Income Strategy

▶︎ Harnessing Something That I Call the Economy of Attention to Earn a Music Income

▶︎ Why Audience Growth Should Be Your #1 Concern and NOT Social Media Numbers

▶︎ Setting Up Your Online Platforms to Get Fans to Visit You Over and Over Again Online

▶︎ The Right Platforms for Growing and Audience, and Which Platforms Are a Waste of Time

▶︎ The Biggest Mistake I See on Most Artist's Websites and How to Fix It

▶︎ The 5 Word Phrase That Is on Every Website That Is Turning Away Fans by the Truckload

▶︎ Why the "Traditional" View of How to Make Money in the Music Business Is Going to Leave You Broke

▶︎ The Different Types of Music Copyright that Actually Generate Completely Different Types of Royalties

▶︎ How to Get Paid Through Distribution/Record Deals and the Correct Percentages You Might Come Across

▶︎ Royalty Distribution: Independent Artist vs. Signed Artist and Why You Definitely Don't Want to Be the Signed Artist!

▶︎ The Types of Royalties You Can Expect from Different Types of Music Success

▶︎ Why You Should Not Count Streaming As A Source of Income

▶︎ Everywhere You Need to Sign up to Be a Legit Artist and Not Lose Your Hard-Earned Money

▶︎ Why Owning Your Fanbase Is Just as Important as Maintaining Ownership of Your Music

▶︎ How to Retain Ownership of Your Music and Why Record Deals Are Not What You Think

▶︎ How to Monetize Your Audience First, and Then Monetize Your Music Second

▶︎ My Top 5 Ways to Earn Money From Your Fanbase That All Have One Extremely Critical Thing in Common

This isn’t your typical course that you buy and then never finish. This is a 4-week action series that forces you to implement, so you can actually grow in your career and get results from your investment.


Here’s what you’ll receive when you join 80/20 Music Business today:

☑️ 2 branding worksheets that I usually reserve for my private coaching clients that will solidify your marketing direction and make your irresistible to new fans

☑️ Daily emails straight to your inbox 5 days a week for 4 weeks that will clarify how the music industry works and give you the EXACT order of operations of how to establish your online music presence

☑️ Daily checklists of everything you need to create in order to properly register, distribute, and collect royalties from your music

☑️ 3 essential contracts that protect your music during songwriting splits, working with outside producers, and submitting your music for royalties if it's used in a film

☑️ An analysis of a real Record Contract major labels use PLUS access to the one I use for my indie record label (so you know the difference between a bad record deal and a good one)

☑️ By the end of this training, you'll know how every aspect of the music industry works from royalties, to contracts, to distribution. You'll be set to make big moves with confidence and clarity

I’m sure by now you can see how valuable a program like this can be. You might be wondering, how much will this cost me? Especially since his clients pay over $3000 for this information. I thought long and hard about how much I should sell this program for. Here’s the deal, I want to create as many success stories as possible. So you’re not going pay $3000. You won’t even pay half that, $1500.

When you sign up today, you’ll be fully enrolled in the entire 80/20 Music Business program for one easy payment of just $297. All you have to do is hit the Enroll Now button below to get all of this right now.

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Class starts the Monday after you enroll! Take the class fully online.


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Daily lessons for 4 weeks. Get immersed in the process.


All Artists & Genres

No matter your situation this class will level you up!

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This purchase is covered with my "burn the ships" money-back guarantee.

As with all my trainings, this comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.

But it's unlike any guarantee you've probably ever heard of. 

Here's the thing about guarantees... it gives you a way to back out from achieving what you want.  It allows you to give up too easily on something you want to accomplish.

So if you purchase, go through a couple of trainings and decide to give up, then there is NO GUARANTEE.

There is no way that you did the amount of work needed to achieve your goal. I'm not going to let you give up that easy.

But if you go through the training, do all the work and ON DAY 30, you feel that this was a mistake? You are covered.

I'm doing this because I truly believe it's the best way to ensure you succeed. I know how easy it is to refund something because it's easier than the pain of hard work day after day.

Here's a quick video that I think will change your beliefs about guarantees:


☑️ DO THE WORK and take responsibility for your own success

☑️ Contact [email protected]

☑️ Show me that you've done the work and that you'd like a refund and I'll GLADLY refund you.

I don't want you to ever be unhappy with any purchase you make with us. My team and I will go above and beyond to take care of you. But my first priority is to turn you into the musician you were meant to be.

So all I ask is that you make that guarantee to yourself first, and I'll do everything I can to push you towards your vision of success.

So take action and let's get started right away. Click the button to begin!

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P.S. - If you were skimming and just wanted to see what the offer was for, you're getting 4 weeks of training straight to your inbox that's going to give you clarity on how to move forward with your music career. This is so you never have to question how the music industry works ever again.

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What artists are saying...

Marcelo Cervone
✅ Verified Review

“Ever since joining I’ve had a boost in my sales on Bandcamp, I’ve had a boost in my subscribers on YouTube and my followers on Instagram, but most importantly I’ve had a boost in the response to my music. One of the key things that Ryan at the Indie Music Academy keeps driving home is that you need to share your music through storytelling… and now I’ve been spending a lot more proactive time instead of wasting my time… I really recommend it!”

Malik Charles
✅ Verified Review
"It’s such an oversaturated market today that so many underground artists are struggling to get heard and honestly I was one of those artists. But thanks to Ryan and the Indie Music Academy, thousands of people around the world were able to listen and love my music like I thought that they should, and that would have never happened without the resources at this academy. So if you have any doubt in your mind about whether or not this is the right choice for you…it is."
Roger Paul Peterson
✅ Verified Review

"Ryan is a brilliant songwriter, musician, and music production guru. Ryan also runs the Indie Music Academy where he has trained thousands of independent musicians (including me) on collecting from the complex network of music industry royalties, setting up a performing rights organization, thinking through the fan journey, and a host of other present-day music industry imperatives. Ryan has been instrumental (is that a pun?) in helping develop my ecosphere of websites, social media, and all the behind-the-scenes technologies needed for music promotion, communication, and effectiveness. Even in the midst of Ryan and his wife re-locating from San Diego, California, to Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan made himself available to help me with a crucial promotional challenge, to assure my successful release."

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Only $297

Here's what happens next:

  • Enroll in the course today and your first lesson arrives via email on Monday and will continue for 4 weeks.
  • If you ever have any questions or concerns, just reply to any of the training emails. Myself and my support team will be here to help you understand the material.
  • Complete the training and finally have the freedom to navigate the music industry with confidence!
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You are ready for this if you are:

Passionate about your music career and ready to improve drastically.

Done making excuses to your family about when your music is going to really “take off.”

Sick of seeing others in the industry being more successful than you (and less talented).

If you've been wondering why nobody is engaging with you online.

Ready for it to be easier to brand yourself and tell your story.

Willing to go all in on your music the right way.

You know what you need to do to become successful. What are you waiting for?

Join "8020 Music Business" Crash Course