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Launch Your Music Business: Home

This guide is your introduction to business opportunities in the music industry
In This Guide


Are you creative and artistically talented? Are you new to the music industry? This guide is for you. 

Learning about the industry will inform your business-related decisions. Applying craft and small business management skills can help you succeed. Since resources are found in multiple collections, Music Reference and Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) staff collaborated to create this guide.

Come browse aspects of the industry and find resources to help you launch your music industry career or business. 

During the COVID-19 Crisis

Did you know?

...That any Massachusetts resident can get a Boston Public Library eCard and access related library resources in this guide while the library is closed?

Use this online form to ask a librarian a question:

Email us a Reference Question

Come in and Create with KBLIC

NOTE: During COVID-19 closures, the in-person services listed below are not available. Check our website for re-opening updates. 

Kirstein Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) offers:

1) InnoLAB: Our Bookable Creative Workspace

  • Book an InnoLAB session
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Protools, Reason, Trapcode Particular
  • Available Hardware: Camcorder, Keyboard, Headphones, Mics
  • Green Screen Wall

2) KBLIC & Innovation Center Resources

  • Creative Software webinars and Business workshops (live webinars available during COVID-19 closure)
  • Missed one of our programs? Find recorded programs on our Facebook Events page.
  • Business research support for your business plan: Email us a Reference Question or join our Thursday Drop-in Session
  • Mac computer access: Adobe Creative Cloud, Balsamiq, Blender, Comic Life, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, iMovie, Microsoft Office, Sketchup
  • Windows Computer Access: Microsoft Office, Paint.NET
  • Creative Software Drop-In Assistance
  • 3D printing
  • B/W and color copying and scanning