Berkleemusic.com, the online education arm of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, is offering two new music marketing courses for those interested in the industry.

With the winter term starting January 11, the online school is offering: “Online Music Marketing: Campaign Strategies, Social Media, and Digital Distribution” and “Online Music Marketing With Topspin.”

“These courses are designed to empower musicians and business folks with the real-world tools and techniques they’ll need to effect change in their careers outside of the traditional, physical-based music retail and marketing world,” said Berkleemusic course author and instructor Mike King. “Our goal is to provide a detailed, step-by-step approach to maximizing your visibility online, building a faithful community, and selling direct to fans.”

In “Online Music Marketing with Topspin,” students will learn how to use Topspin’s unique marketing, management, and content distribution platform to help market and retail direct to fans. In the course, students will develop the in-depth marketing expertise necessary to properly execute a successful sales and marketing campaign using Topspin.

In “Online Music Marketing: Campaign Strategies, Social Media, and Digital Distribution,” students will learn the key areas that all marketers need to focus on, such as social media marketing, effective use of data to direct you campaigns, what partners you should be aware of, and much more. By the end of the course, students will have a fully timed, integrated, and optimized online marketing plan that can be used use to generate interest in their music, acquire new fans, and sell their music online.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at guilfoil.j@blastmagazine.com. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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