Six months ago Topspin and The Berklee College of Music announced a partnership to offer an online course teaching implementation of the Topspin digital music marketing and sales platform. The course is now ready and the registration is open for the course which begins January 11th.
Non-credit registration costs $995 ($200 more to get college credit) and includes a Topspin account. The course also marks the beginning of Topsin's wider release. To date, they've been a bit selective about who they work with because, as CEO Ian Rogers admits, "Frankly, it hasn’t been ready". "We’ve been using it ourselves all year and know its shortcomings," says Rogers. "We’ve been reshaping it to meet our needs and are excited to see how it meets the needs of other marketers, starting with the Berkleemusic.com course."
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Sometime next year Topspin says it will open is platform for wider use. But for now, the Berklee online course is the best way to get your hands on these tools. And even after a public release, any tools are only as good as the skills of the person using them. Head instructor for the Topspin course is one of my favorite d.i.y. music experts and bloggers Mike King. You can get a free taste of how Berklee's online courses work here.