DK Music Business Academy

Overview

How To Build 1 Million Streams For Your Music 🚀

Not getting your music heard sucks. Right now, you're going to make a decision to change that.

100,000+ songs are uploaded to Spotify every single day and it's my job to make sure yours gets the traction it deserves. A path in music isn't easy, but you don't need to do it alone.

Welcome to DK Music Business Academy and the Roadmap To 1 Million Streams. In 2020, I made a commitment to provide artists and musicians with degree level education for 99.9% less.

No messing around, let's do this.

A Clear Path To Get Your Music Heard In As Little As 7 Days

Build Your Brand Right

Define Your Audience and Fanbase

Build Your Socials Effectively

Release Music Consistency

Scaling The Numbers

Developing Your ROI and Monetisation

Build Your Brand Right

Define Your Audience and Fanbase

Build Your Socials Effectively

Release Music Consistency

Scaling The Numbers

Developing Your ROI and Monetisation

Welcome to the Academy

👉 Join The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams

Our extensive 50+ 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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👉 Mentorship, not just a course

In DK-MBA, you can get mentored by me for your music, on WhatsApp (Pro only) or in the Exclusive Community, I 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.

A lot of artists mention daily motivation as a major obstacle to success. I keep you on track and we're in this together.

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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 my band hit 100K monthly listeners today!

  • Karan
    Karan Master

    Last week I had 1400 streams. This week I have 8900!! Thanks!

  • Tim
    Tim Milligan

    This is INSANE, my song has just gone viral on TikTok. 1.5M views!!!

  • Tylin
    Tylin Jarrett

    I didn't know what to post today, but Damo has given me three options and all three I'm going to film today. Thank you!

  • Liam
    Liam Hillyer

    I just tried Sonar in DK-MBA for the first time and I've just got playlisted on 5 new playlists within a day

  • 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

    I can't believe I'm actually gonna hit 1 million streams this month. I can't thank you enough Damo!

👉 Live Sessions with Damian Keyes

Next live session starts in

Join me for weekly live sessions where we can work directly on your music. 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

👉 Get Your Music Playlisted Quickly

Sonar is our 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.

  • Instantly get playlisted on my personal playlists which I share with industry experts
  • Get playlisted on over 7,000 playlists
  • Includes a free playlist submission template

👉 January FREE Release Checklist Offer

To celebrate the start of 2023, I'm offering a brand new Release Checklist for your next single.

As an artist, it can be overwhelming when you release music. It's easy to miss aspects that could be the difference between 1000 streams and 100K streams. The Music Entrepreneur's Release Checklist makes sure you're on track:

  • Pre-Release
  • The Release Plan
  • Release Day
  • Post-Release (most forget this bit)

You can get this checklist completely for free (normally $47) when you join DK-MBA in January.

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Your membership includes:

  • 1

    The Roadmap To 1 Million Streams

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

  • LIGHTBULB 2

    Industry Defining Course Library

    40+ hours of courses from music industry leaders.

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    Get Playlisted With Sonar

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

  • LIVE

    Weekly Livesessions with Damian

    Get your questions answered directly from Damian in weekly livesessions.

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    The Exclusive Community

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

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    Damian’s Personal WhatsApp

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

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    Get on the DKMBA Discover Playlists

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

  • Direct feedback quickly

    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.

  • Toolkit

    Access your Music Career Toolkit

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

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ABOUT DAMIAN

We do it differently 👌

We aren't the same as everyone else. This isn't just a course, we are a mentorship programme making sure that you achieve your goals.

I have worked in the music industry my whole life, starting from being signed to Universal Music at 18 to building music universities across Europe valued at $300M (BIMM), to then performing over 2000 gigs worldwide, including playing as a session musician for Eric Clapton, Alanis Morrisette and Billy Cobham. I have built a YouTube community of over 200 thousand musicians and has helped countless musicians launch their careers in the new music industry.

I'm here to be on your team.

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  • 14M+ 14M+ Million Views on YouTube
  • 195K+ Subscribers on YouTube
  • 500M+ 500M+ combined streams from DK-MBA students
  • 10K+ 10K+ DK-MBA Students Worldwide

THE EDUCATION

Examples of The Curriculum

TEACHERS

Meet The Teachers

Damian Keyes

Damian Keyes

Founder, DK Music Business Academy

Damian Keyes

Damian Keyes is an award-winning Music Industry Educator, Entrepreneur, Social Media Specialist and Bass Player. His career highlights include:

  • Founding the world’s largest set of music colleges (BIMM), valued in excess of $200M.
  • Over 14M+ views on YouTube, educating musicians on how to release music in the modern world.
  • Writing two Amazon Best Selling Books, The Rule Breakers Guide to Social Media and Stop Selling Music.
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Jon Shone

Music Director and Programmer

Jon Shone

Jon Shone is a keyboard player, songwriter, arranger, and musical director with over 10 years of experience at the top level of the music industry.

  • Played over 150+ stadiums as an MD with One Direction.
  • Worked as an MD for a long line of acts, including Bryan Adams, Michael Buble and Olly Murs.
  • Specializes in programming audio for large venues and touring.
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Chris Leonard

Songwriter

Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard is a hit songwriter who has co-written with artists including Ed Sheeran, Paulo Nutini and James Bay.

  • Chris co-wrote several Ed Sheeran hits including Lego House and Give Me Love.
  • He was the guitarist on Thinking out Loud which is the 16th most streamed song in existence on Spotify and was once the fastest song to reach 500M streams.
  • Other credits include One Direction, Shawn Mendes and Shania Twain.
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Ella Keyes

Content Creation

Ella Keyes

Ella is a former TV Producer who is now a Co-Founder of DK Music Business Academy.

  • Ella previously worked on shows like The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and Come Dine With Me in the UK.
  • Ella has scaled DK Music Business Academy to 73 countries with over 10,000 students.
  • She specialises in content creation, having previously filmed and edited for broadcast.
Jason Bavanandan

Jason Bavanandan

Music Production

Jason Bavanandan

Jason Bavanandan is a songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist.

  • Jason has over a decade’s experience working with major label artists, such as Calvin Harris, Noel Gallagher and Diana Ross.
  • Jason was mentored by Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine), Danton Supple (Coldplay) and Ben Hiller (U2, Blur).
  • He is signed to Sony/ATV, the world’s largest publishing company.
Ben Mc Kelvey

Ben McKelvey

Independent Touring

Ben McKelvey

Ben McKelvey is a singer songwriter with 10 years of experience of touring and recording.

  • He has toured as an independent artist with the likes of Scouting For Girls, Mike + The Mechanics and Wet Wet Wet.
  • He’s placed across UK arenas, renowned venues like The Royal Albert Hall as well as across Europe and the US.
  • He has self released over 50 solo tracks and is now moving into management and consulting for independent artists as well as remaining an active recording and touring artist.

TESTIMONIALS

Trusted by over 10K students from 73+ countries 🌎

Last updated 6th December 2022

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500M Streams and Counting 📈