Academy Enrollment Form

SECTION 1: Applicant Information
Music Alliance Academy
6635 W Badura Ave, Unit A1 (110), Las Vegas, NV 89118
(833) 469-6874
Instructions to students:
A contract must be completed and signed by the applicant and by an authorized staff member prior starting a full-time program. The contract sets out program details, terms and conditions of enrollment that include: 1) an outline of the content of the program; 2) a breakdown of the duration of the program by subject 3) a program cost breakdown and payment schedule and; 4) a copy of the school’s policies, rules and regulations, and a copy of the Tuition Refund Policy. All sections of this contract must be completed. The signed contract must be copied to the student file and the original provided to the student within five days of commencing the program.
Schedules and Appendices
For applicants whose primary language is not English, verification of English proficiency is
required for all programs/courses that are delivered in English. Proficiency verification is by
standardized English Proficiency Assessment score submission that meet the minimum requirements of
MAA and the program.
Equivalent to a score of:
• TOEFL score of 68 Internet-Based Testing (IBT)
• TOEFL score of 190 Computer-Based (CBT)
• TOEFL score of 520 Paper-Based (PBT)
• TOEIC score of 700
• Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Level B1
• IELTS Band 6.0
• Canadian Test of English for Scholars & Trainees (CanTest) Minimum 4.0 in each
• Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Minimum C Grade
• Pearson Test of English Minimum 58%
• Canadian Language Benchmark Examination (CLB) Minimum score of 7
A live voice (e.g., phone or web conference) interview may be required at any level below the
equivalent of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam.
Other proficiency standardized tests will be considered, and a list of commonly accepted tests and
scores can be provided by request.

Program Name: Digital Music Production Effective Catalog Date:
October 2022
Program Prerequisite: Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status [19+ years], or by special
circumstance approval.

Start date: End date: Total Hours: 904
(1002) Weeks (minimum 52)

Program summary by subject and duration:

  • Course sequence may be adjusted according to the rate of progress and prior skills of the
  • Diploma requirements: A minimum of 60% of an eligible diploma program must be taken with
    Music Alliance Academy, i.e., a maximum of 40% can be transferred or challenged.

Quarter Terms: 11 weeks instructions; week 12 finals/makeup classes/grading; week 13 break

Student Fee$0.00
Application/Assessment Fee$150
Books/Supplies (est)$1000
Books & Supplies are the student’s responsibility and not included in the program price. The estimated cost for the whole program is $1000.
Application/Assessment Fee $150                                                
NSF payments: Students will be required to pay $35 for any NSF charges incurred by the school.
Program summary by subject and duration:
Music Career Management & Marketing
class 1 – People in the Industry:
This class explores the structure and roles emerging in the contemporary music industry as it
continues to evolve from traditional business models, and the implications this has for
successfully navigating the music industry. Topics include A&R, Music management, Publicists,
Booking Agents, Tour Manager, Image Consultants, Musicians, Songwriters, Engineers, Artists,
Producers, and the shifting skills embodied by a major label team.
class 2 – Revenue Streams In Audio
Class 2 looks at income streams in the current music industry, including the various ways that a
recording makes money for the owner/s of copyright; Royalties/ Licenses including Mechanical and
Performance Royalties; Advances; how revenue is generated in Independent Companies: Labels,
Production Co., Publishing Co., and Promotional Companies.
class 3 – Sampling and Live Shows
As a standard practice in contemporary music production, sampling has challenged legal definitions
and limits. This class looks at sampling usage, sound-alikes and sample replacement, sample
copyrights, dangers of unlicensed samples and the impact of using samples on profit/loss for a
release, and how to clear samples. Addition topics include components of successful live shows,
effective merchandise strategies for the independent musician, understanding live show dynamics,
and revenue for touring artists.
class 4 – Funding Sources
Learn the various paths to funding from private and institutional funding to addressing the
criteria for obtaining grants.
class 5 – Marketing and Branding
Understanding the creation of a unique brand, what are your unique selling points, and how to pitch
yourself are foundational aspects of success in the music business, especially for artists. This
class looks at branding, how music is used in modern advertising, finding your USP – unique selling
proposition, and pitching to clients.
class 6 – midterm
Students must demonstrate their grasp of all topics discussed prior to this lesson. A written
examination will be used to evaluate all theory discussed.
Class 7 – Contracts
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Understanding and negotiating contracts is another essential skill for success in the music
industry. This class examines contract terminology, label contract components, live contracts, tech
riders or hospitality riders, and the components of a 360 deal.
class 8 – On Line Presence 1: Work For Hire / Production Music
Classes 8 & 9 pull all the elements together in the planning and implementation of marketing and
selling yourself and/or your products and services in the music industry. Topics include social
media and music, using a website as a hub, monetizing plays, online audio distribution and music
sharing platform – part 1 (SoundCloud), social media platforms and their core uses, using your
website as a hub, principles of turning followers into tangible fans, and making rational decisions
with your career.
class 9 – Online Presence 2: Work For Hire, & Analytics
Class 9 delves deeper into the application of course content began in the previous class. Topics
include a deeper look into music distribution/sharing platforms and their functionality – part 2
(SoundCloud), the concept of work for hire, Facebook insights, Google analytics, SEO, and
production and library music.
class 10 – Presentations
Students present their main course assignment supported by relevant multi media clips, audio tracks
and images. Presentations are peer and lecturer evaluated.
class 11 – Final Exam
Students demonstrate their capacity on all topics discussed in the course. A written examination
will be used to evaluate all theory discussed.
Week 12 – Final grades and follow up
The final week is for tying up any loose ends, questions, and finalizing assessments for the
Recommended books
Recommended books will be available on the open market and are the student’s responsibility.
Courses and any recommended books are updated regularly. At the time of publication, the following
books were recommended for the MCMM program.
• Confessions of a Record Producer
• All You Need to Know About the Music Business
• Piece of the Fame
Learner has been conditionally accepted and enrolled in the MAA Music Career Management and
Marketing program (Hereafter referred to as MCMM) and agrees to make payments for this program
under the terms and conditions of this agreement.
Learner agrees that the conditions of this agreement are met if all the payments are timely and up
to date. Payments not received within 72 working hours are considered late payments and payments
remaining unpaid after one week are considered missed payments by definition of this agreement.
Students with late and missed payments are considered to be in default, notwithstanding specific
alternative arrangements made between Learner and the MAA student finance department. Students are
no longer eligible for Education Rebate Program rewards if they are late more than 2 times of if
they miss payments as defined herein. Students in a state of default may be terminated at the
discretion of MAA at any time. Refunds for tuition, if any are due, will be in accordance with the
State of Nevada Commission for Post-Secondary Education and based on the date of the termination
notice. Outstanding tuition will remain the obligation of the Learner and will be due immediately.
Learner agrees that no excusing or overlooking by MAA of any default breach or non-observance or
non- performance by the Learner at any time, of any of the agreements terms and conditions herein,
shall operate as a waiver of MAA rights in respect of any continuing or subsequent default breach
or non- observance or affect in any way the rights and remedies of MAA hereunder. No waiver by MAA
shall be inferred from or implied by anything done or omitted by MAA unless expressed in writing
and signed by MAA. Any consent or approval given by MAA shall operate as a consent or approval only
for the particular matter to which it relates and shall in no way be considered as a waiver or
release of any other provision nor shall it be construed as dispensing with the necessity of
obtaining the specific written consent or approval of MAA in the future.
This agreement shall not contravene any aspect of the State of Nevada Commission for Post-Secondary
Education and Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code Chapters 394. Should any
conflict arise, resolution will to the code
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