DK Music Business Academy

Welcome to DKMBA.

This is the Number One Online Music Business Academy in the World.

Learn how to release your music, get heard, grow your Spotify streams and gain a real genuine fanbase who loves your music.

Join The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams!

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7 day free trial

The Process

Release music and get heard.

  • Learn how to master key platforms like Spotify, Instagram and YouTube etc to get your music heard.

Build a real fanbase.

  • Learn how to grow a dedicated and engaged fanbase who will support your music.

Monetise your music.

  • Run your music as a business and get set up to make money from your art.

The Process

Release music and get heard.

  • Learn how to master key platforms like Spotify, Instagram and YouTube etc to get your music heard.

Build a real fanbase.

  • Learn how to grow a dedicated and engaged fanbase who will support your music.

Monetise your music.

  • Run your music as a business and get set up to make money from your art.

Inside DKMBA

Get the knowledge you need to market your music.

Welcome to The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams.

Our extensive 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.

Course video poster: Spotify Digital Ad Growth

Spotify Digital Ad Growth

Course video poster: The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

Course video poster: The Musicians Guide To Instagram Growth

The Musicians Guide To Instagram Growth

Course video poster: Building Your Brand In Music

Building Your Brand In Music

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.

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 through SubmitHub 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?

TWO Weekly Live Sessions with Damian Keyes

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.

Ask me questions like:

  • What's the best strategy for my next release?
  • How can I get my music onto Spotify editorial playlists?
  • How can I get my music into films?
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Fundamental Resources

Speed up your workflow and utilise best shortcuts for your music. Gain exclusive access to:

  • Release Strategy Plans
  • Course Workbooks
  • Music Business Cashflows
  • Press & Radio Contact Templates
  • Our Extensive Music Press Contacts Database
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Features

  • Access To Damian's Personal WhatsApp (limited time only)

  • Get Your Music On Our Official Playlists

  • Direct Feedback On Your Music & Strategy

  • Access Our Extensive Music Press Database

Choose what suits you.

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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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  • 8M 8 Million Views on YouTube
  • 140K 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

The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams 2

The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

56 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 484 mins

Spotify Digital Ad Growth

Spotify Digital Ad Growth

10 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 90 mins

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Your 6 Month Roadmap

10 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 75 mins

Advanced Facebook Advertising

Advanced Facebook Advertising

6 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 50 mins

The Essential Music Release Guide

The Essential Music Release Guide

12 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 46 mins

The Social Media Toolkit

The Social Media Toolkit

12 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 82 mins

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

7 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 50 mins

Introduction To Facebook Advertising

Introduction To Facebook Advertising

17 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 86 mins

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The Definitive Guide To Getting Your Music On Radio

10 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 60 mins

48 Hour Release Strategy

48 Hour Release Strategy

13 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 78 mins

Essential Music Release Checklist PDF

Entrepreneurial Music Mindset

12 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 91 mins

Email Marketing 101

Email Marketing 101

13 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 71 mins

Spotify 14 Day Growth Challenge

Spotify 14 Day Growth Challenge

16 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 57 mins

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The Ultimate Guide To Music Finance

19 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 130 mins

How To Create Stadium Sounds

How To Create Stadium Sounds

8 Lessons

Tutor: Jon Shone

Duration: 56 mins

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Facebook Messenger Advertising Mastery

15 Lessons

Tutor: Joey Vanzetti

Duration: 55 mins

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How To Build A World Class Band

10 Lessons

Tutor: Jon Shone

Duration: 57 mins

What Goes On Tour Doesn't Stay On Tour

What Goes On Tour Doesn't Stay On Tour

12 Lessons

Tutor: Jon Shone

Duration: 77 mins

How To Work As And With A Producer

How To Work As And With A Producer

11 Lessons

Tutor: Jason Bavanandan

Duration: 66 mins

The Ultimate Guide To Patreon

The Ultimate Guide To Patreon

13 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 73 mins

How To Build An Online Teaching Business

How To Build An Online Teaching Business

26 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 133 mins

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The Musicians Guide To Instagram Growth

14 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 88 mins

Building Your Brand In Music

Building Your Brand In Music

14 Lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 53 mins

What our students are saying…

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 $19.99 a month, cancellable any time and the annual subscription is $199 a year. With the annual you get access to Damian's personal WhatsApp!