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Adam Blackstone

Teaches the Business of Music Directing
$200 One-time ($200 Annually)


Inside Adam’s Course

Lesson Sample

(2m 33s total)

Lesson Plan

7 Video Lessons (1hr 6m total)

Category: Music

Lesson Plan

7 Video Lessons (1hr 6m total)

Category: Music

01. Crafting Your Own Path

Adam breaks down the different entrepreneurial opportunities in the music industry. He also helps you determine what type of musician you want to be, who you want to work with, and how to identify your strengths and weaknesses so you can pave your own success path.

02. How to Shift Your Mindset from Musician to Entrepreneur

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to transition your thinking from just playing instruments to operating as a musical entrepreneur. Adam teaches you how to build authority, exercise leadership among other musicians and attract the best artists as clients.

03. Making the Band

Curating a band is a key component of success as a Musical Director. Adam discusses the importance of correct musical casting, and why knowing the right musicians can make or break your career. You’ll also learn about the other key people you need on your team to make your career or entertainment company a success.

04. How to Prepare for a Gig

Adam shows you how to figure out what makes you special, how to protect your creative process, take chances, and push yourself to think out-of-the-box creatively.

05. Growing as a Musical Director and Producer

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to prepare for all parts of live performances (even the unexpected!), how to get your team ready and push them creatively, and the keys to directing a live show for artists at any stage in their career.

06. BONUS LESSON: A day in the life…

Get an exclusive look into the day in the life of a Grammy award winning musical director. Adam also shares his favorite MD experience, what it’s like MD’ing for TV & film, his process for creating a set list, his biggest failures, and lessons learned.


About Adam

Do you dream of directing music and live performances for some of your favorite artists? Grammy award winner and Emmy nominee, Adam Blackstone is going to show you how to do it. He’s a multi-faceted musician, and is the musical mastermind behind the live shows of many of today’s biggest artists. Adam has served as the Musical Director for Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Eminem, and cultivated the Super Bowl 54 Halftime Show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. In this course, you’ll learn how to: start your own entertainment company, shift your mindset from musician to entrepreneur, craft your own sound, curate a band, and stand out as a top musical director. Whether you are an emerging musician, or have been working in the music industry for some time, this course will help you understand how to create success and build longevity.


What’s included with your membership…

All-Access Pass to classes and live talks

PDF Worksheets for every class

Watch on desktop or via mobile app

New classes added regularly




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