DK Music Business Academy

Welcome to DKMBA.

You're just one song away...

First-Class Music Education and Powerful Tools For Independent Artists, Revolutionized.

You will learn how to release your music successfully step by step with The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams, gain a real genuine fanbase and commit to world domination with your music.

With over 5000 students so far in 70+ countries, DKMBA is the World's Number 1 Online Music Academy for Independent Artists, so you're in safe hands.

Subscribe From $16.50

7 day free trial

Where To Start

A Step-by-Step Process

  • Starting with the flagship course The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams, you'll learn how to to master key platforms to get your music heard.
  • DKMBA has over 40+ hours of courses, making it the biggest course library in Music Business Education.

Build a Real Fanbase.

  • Anyone can get numbers. But you need invested fans.
  • With DKMBA, you learn how to grow a dedicated and engaged fanbase who will support your music, utilising both organic and paid media strategies.

Monetise Your Music.

  • Streams are great, but we need to set up our music as a business, regardless whether you're looking for world domination OR a weekend side hustle.
  • With DKMBA, you set up your music as a business and learn how to make money from your art.

Where To Start

A Step-by-Step Process

  • Starting with the flagship course The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams, you'll learn how to to master key platforms to get your music heard.
  • DKMBA has over 40+ hours of courses, making it the biggest course library in Music Business Education.

Build a Real Fanbase.

  • Anyone can get numbers. But you need invested fans.
  • With DKMBA, you learn how to grow a dedicated and engaged fanbase who will support your music, utilising both organic and paid media strategies.

Monetise Your Music.

  • Streams are great, but we need to set up our music as a business, regardless whether you're looking for world domination OR a weekend side hustle.
  • With DKMBA, you set up your music as a business and learn how to make money from your art.

Inside DKMBA

The biggest course library in the world.

Join The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams.

Our extensive 40+ hours course database teaches you directly how to build your career from the ground up, specialising in growing your Spotify, your social accounts and reaching new fans. When you join, you start with The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams which takes you from getting started to hitting a major milestone in music.

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Private Mastermind Group.
Join the family.

In the insanely valuable Private Mastermind Group, I can help you personally with your questions and keep you on track with your growth. I've put a lot of effort into creating a safe space where you can share, learn and grow with other musicians in your position and beyond. As well as the Private Mastermind Group, you can also join the DKMBA Official Forums.

A lot of artists mention daily motivation as a major obstacle to success. In the Private Mastermind Group, I work directly with you to overcome any issues you have.

We're in this together.


Huw battenbo
Shane stanton
Robb grant
Omar afuni
Leigh fuge
Sam baird
Conrad ashton
Joyce
Matt landel
David kuperman
Noah sonnen
Michael gilbride
Dino jag
Tom
Tylin
Danny
Angelika
Tim
Ella
Jonathan
Liam
Thomas
James
Huw battenbo
Shane stanton
Robb grant
Omar afuni
Leigh fuge
Sam baird
Conrad ashton
Joyce
Matt landel
David kuperman
Noah sonnen
Michael gilbride
Dino jag
Tom
Tylin
Danny
Angelika
Tim
Ella
Jonathan
Liam
Thomas
James
Huw battenbo
Shane stanton
Robb grant
Omar afuni
Leigh fuge
Sam baird
Conrad ashton
Joyce
Matt landel
David kuperman
Noah sonnen
Michael gilbride
Dino jag
Tom
Tylin
Danny
Angelika
Tim
Ella
Jonathan
Liam
Thomas
James
  • Jonathan
    Jonathan K Horstmann

    Hey y’all I just wanted to share a win with you. My band hit 500 followers on Spotify today!

  • Karan
    Karan Master

    Can you let me know the most up to date Spotify ads strategy I should be using for my next single?

  • Tim
    Tim Milligan

    This is INSANE, I’ve just hit 3000 streams in one day! Just shows, don’t give up 🙏

  • Tylin
    Tylin Jarrett

    What do you guys think is the biggest key to becoming a successful musician?

  • Liam
    Liam Hillyer

    Hey people... I’m going to release a new single in around 4 weeks time as I’ve just finished recording and mixing it. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to get my music reviewed and put on Spotify playlists?

  • Thomas
    Thomas Hays

    Not sure if it was luck but I just got on my first Spotify playlist after getting in this group. I think you folks are magic!

  • James
    James Smith

    What Instagram growth strategies have been working best for you guys?

Live Sessions with Damian Keyes

Next live session starts in

Join me for two weekly live sessions where we can work directly on your music (valued at $200 a month alone!). Each livesession is automatically available as a replay so you can get your answers when you're ready.

Every week we discuss topics like:

  • The best strategies for your upcoming releases
  • How you can stay motivated in an ever changing world
  • How you can get your music into Spotify playlists

Meet Sonar.

Sonar is DKMBA's Exclusive Portal into Spotify playlisting. Taking data directly from Spotify, you can quickly find ideal playlists for your music alongside the playlist curator's contact details. To get started:

  • Search a keyword or genre to get started like "rock" or "drive".
  • Contact the curator via email or Instagram.
  • Get your music playlisted!
  • Sonar also comes with a playlist submission template!
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Your membership includes:

  • Spotify

    The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams

    The flagship 8+ hour course taking you to over 1 million streams.

  • Spotify

    Industry Defining Course Library

    40+ hours of courses from music industry leaders.

  • Spotify

    Access to Sonar

    Get immediate access to our premium playlist finder and curator tool.

  • Spotify

    Weekly Livesessions with Damian

    Get your questions answered directly from Damian in weekly livesessions.

  • Spotify

    The Exclusive Community

    DKMBA has the best music community online, fact. Our community is via a private Facebook group and built in forums.

  • Spotify

    Damian’s Personal WhatsApp

    Message Damian anytime on WhatsApp to work together on your music (Pro only).

  • Spotify

    Get on the DKMBA Discover Playlists

    Damian put together his own Spotify playlists for the industry and you can get featured instantly.

  • Spotify

    Direct Feedback Quickly

    Damian and his team aim to reply within 24 hours, meaning that you’ll always be able to get fast feedback on your music and strategy.

  • Spotify

    Access your Music Career Toolkit

    Grab over 50 essential tools, documents and resources for your career quickly and easily.

Access DKMBA Today.

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Monthly $24
7 day free trial
Per month (cancellable anytime)

Pro $16.50
7 day free trial
Billed as $199.99 annually

The Road To 1 Million Streams Flagship Course (valued at $497) Included Included
Access the Full Course Library (valued at $2497) Included Included
Get your music playlisted with Sonar (valued at $299) Included Included
Weekly Masterclasses with Damian (valued at $197 per month) Included Included
Join my Private Community (valued at $149) Included Included
Get your music on my playlists instantly (free bonus) Included Included
FREE 7 Day Trial (cancellable anytime) Included Included
PRO BONUS: eBook of Damian's Amazon Bestseller: Stop Selling Music (limited time only) Not included Included
PRO BONUS: eBook of Damian's Amazon Bestseller: The Rule Breaker's Guide To Social Media Not included Included
**PRO BONUS: Access To Damian's Personal WhatsApp 24/7 (valued at $997 - this is going soon) Not included Included
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Meet Damian Keyes

Damian has worked with musicians his whole life, starting from being signed to Universal Music to building the world's largest music college (BIMM) to performing over 2000 gigs worldwide, including playing as a session musician for Eric Clapton, Alanis Morrisette and Billy Cobham. He has built a YouTube community of over 125 thousand musicians, broken two Guinness World Records for the highest number of guitar pedals in a sound and the loudest guitar rig ever built (!) and worked alongside brands such as Fender, Ernie Ball, Roland and Yamaha.

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  • 9M 9 Million Views on YouTube
  • 150K Subscribers on YouTube
  • $300M Founded the largest set of music colleges in the world (BIMM), valued at $300M
  • 2,000+ Performed gigs worldwide

The advanced course library

Course video poster: The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

56 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 484 mins

Course video poster: Spotify Digital Ad Growth

Spotify Digital Ad Growth

10 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 90 mins

Course video poster: Music Monetisation Mastery

Music Monetisation Mastery

18 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 108 mins

Course video poster: Advanced Facebook Advertising

Advanced Facebook Advertising

6 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 50 mins

Course video poster: How To Write A Hit Record

How To Write A Hit Record

1 Lessons

Tutor: Chris Leonard

Duration: 43 mins

Course video poster: Your 6 Month Roadmap

Your 6 Month Roadmap

10 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 75 mins

Course video poster: The Essential Music Release

The Essential Music Release

12 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 46 mins

Course video poster: The Social Media Toolkit

The Social Media Toolkit

12 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 82 mins

Course video poster: The Psychology of the Fan: How To Build An Army of Superfans

The Psychology of the Fan: How To Build An Army of Superfans

7 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 50 mins

Course video poster: Introduction To Facebook Advertising

Introduction To Facebook Advertising

17 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 86 mins

Ready to grow? They were too...

Michael gilbride
Michael Gilbride

Hey guys!!! Just wanted to share a win that I’m super pumped about. Was just checking out my Spotify for Artists and saw our song, “Say Hello” by telco was added to Fresh Finds: Rock! We released this song on August 14th so it’s been a build up to this point but we’re so pumped!

Really big week for us... Agreed to a non exclusive sync deal for our debut EP, and our debut single cracked 100k!

William Elvin
William Elvin

The things I have learned and applied from DKMBA has led me to create a following that was enough for me to get interest in a record label in the Philippines. I am happy to inform you that I am signing with the label this month! Thank you so much for everything I learned.

Dino jag
Dino Jag

Had to share this win with the community... I discovered yesterday that my new single "Can't Keep Still" debuted at #10 in the national Australian AIR Charts.. to be honest I'm not exactly sure how I made this happen...

I just know I've been working damn hard to engage with my community in these last few months.. it's all a work in progress!

Noah sonnen
Noah Sonnen

Hey Damian, I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome advice and amazing courses on DKMBA.

My debut single reached over 12k streams in less than 2 weeks with 2700 monthly listeners!

David kuperman
David Kuperman

Got over 200 saves on my recent release and glad to see the consistency forming in my audience listenership. Also my single prior to that one hit 10k streams this week which is exciting! My first song to hit 10k.

Focusing less on the numbers and more on engagement but it's nice to see things coming from both angles!

Matt landel
Matt Landel

Just a quick appreciation post to Damo and team! Daily YouTube uploads for a while now. On here everyday, livestreams, helping us all out every second of the day, weekly courses and all the stuff behind the scenes we don’t even know about.

I could go on but I’m tired of typing! Ahaha. So MASSIVE thanks guys. Truly amazing how much work you are all doing right now and it doesn’t go unnoticed!

Joyce
Simone Eversdijk

So recap after 5 weeks since release. Goal was set on 20k for This 5 weeks. And we did way, way better!!

Following the steps Damo provided, Spotify has been helping out a lot. Got it in over 450 playlists since the start! And everything is going way, way better than I had even hoped for!! Now I’ve gotta find out if I can get even better results. Thanks Damian for your help!! You're a legend!

Conrad ashton
Conrad Ashton

My EP passed 50k streams today, came out only two weeks ago 🥳🥳🥳

Omar afuni
Omar Afuni

I've been a subscriber of Damian's YouTube channel for a few months and I learned so much in a short amount of time thanks to his videos. This encouraged me to join his Music Business Academy.

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned professional, you will absolutely learn something new that will take your career to the next level.

Sam baird
Sam Baird

Hi Damian! Loving DKMBA, it's been so useful! It helped me get my first radio interview the other day.

Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work you put into both DKMBA and your YouTube 💪💪

Leigh fuge
Leigh Fuge

In a time where a lot of the music business is filled with selfish, money hungry executives, Damian Keyes acts as a beacon of light for the underdog. The advice I’ve gotten from him over the last few years from his group and channel has been priceless.

I’ve never known anyone so dedicated to helping others grow. He shares all his insider knowledge with anyone who is ready to push themselves. And... to top it all off... he’s from Swansea!

Huw battenbo
Huw Battenbo

The biggest achievement for me and @fromhumanstohydra was achieving regular radioplay each month, from local plays to US and Canada.

By following the DKMBA course on radio we now understand the mechanics and how things work in radio ‘under the hood’ and are no longer just relying on hope/luck! I’d recommend DKMBA to anyone looking to take charge of their own destiny.

Robb grant
Robb Grant

I would genuinely say if you want to achieve your goals in the music industry, free of the backstabbers and get Damo in your corner.

His wealth of knowledge and ability to communicate ideas in such a genuine manner through his passion and enthusiasm is incredibly rare and incredibly valuable.

Shane stanton
Shane Stanton

I started following Damian on his YouTube channel and watched every video. It's the best advice I've come across and when he started DK Music Business Academy (DKMBA), I joined immediately. Since joining, I've gained so much knowledge about how to show up as a musician and connect with an audience.

I feel being in this community helps us be ahead of the curve in the music industry and I couldn't be more grateful to be in it.

Daniel mcbreartt
Daniel McBrearty

I've been creating music for over 30 years, playing for longer, and I really feel that dk-mba is starting to unlock the business aspects of things for me, which has always been a real struggle. In the two months since I joined, I'm starting to form a real strategy for turning my passion into something that pays, a turnaround in my confidence around promotion, and already, extremely encouraging reactions from new fans, as result of taking Damo's advice.

I've quite literally paid five times more for material that delivered five times less.

Real musicians, real results

FAQs

DKMBA is for you if you are a musician looking to further their career online and offline. DKMBA specialises in helping you build your audience and develop your career path and monetise.

DKMBA is not for you if you're looking for a quick win or get rich scheme, or think that you can watch a course once and everything will change. Damian likes working with driven musicians who want to put in the work to get to where they want to be.

Damian is in DKMBA every single day whether it be on a live session, in the community or via WhatsApp for annual members. Damian takes your career as seriously as you do and will work with you on your strategy and goals, it's down to you to make it happen. Yes, Damian will give you feedback on your socials and strategy.

The teachings in DKMBA are for all genres of music as the foundations of branding, building an audience and music business are universal regardless of what genre your music falls into. DKMBA has musicians from rock, rap, pop all the way to classical.

There are two main options: a monthly subscription or an annual subscription. The monthly subscription is $29 a month, cancellable any time and the Pro subscription is $199 a year. With the Pro Membership you get access to Damian's personal WhatsApp and his two Amazon Best Selling eBooks The Rule Breakers Guide To Social Media and Stop Selling Music.