DK Music Business Academy

How To Build Your Career In Music

Degree Level Education For 99.8% Less

Welcome to 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 10,000 students so far in 73+ countries, DKMBA is the World's Number 1 Online Music Academy for Independent Artists, so you're in safe hands.

And remember, you are just one song away.

Subscribe From $16.50

7 day free trial

Get your music heard in as little as 7 days

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  • 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.
  • DK-MBA has over 50+ hours of courses, making it the biggest course library in Music Business Education.

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

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  • 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 DK-MBA, you set up your music as a business and learn how to make money from your art.

Get your music heard in as little as 7 days

MORE Streams...

  • 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.
  • DK-MBA has over 50+ hours of courses, making it the biggest course library in Music Business Education.

MORE Fans...

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

MORE Money...

  • 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 DK-MBA, you set up your music as a business and learn how to make money from your art.

It's time to take action and get results.

Welcome to 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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Personal Mentorship For You

In the insanely valuable Exclusive Community, 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 my Exclusive Community, 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! Thanks Damo!

  • 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

Get Your Music Playlisted With Sonar.

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
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We Guarantee Success

This is the DK Music Business Academy official guarantee...

You will achieve a minimum of 5000 organic streams after completion and implementation. Otherwise we will give you a full refund AND pay for you to do another course up to $1000.

We are THAT confident. But remember...

  • The name of the game is action - results require work and dedication.
  • This isn't "a get streams quick" scheme.
  • Anyone who claims they can get you results without you doing anything is too good to be true.
Success guarantee final

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

    Get Playlisted With 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.

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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 Roadmap To 1 Million Streams Course Library (over 50+ hours) Included Included
Get Your Music Playlisted With Damian's Sonar Playlisting Tool Included Included
Access my Exclusive Community and Get Support For Your Music Included Included
Weekly Livesessions with Damian, including Live Q&As Included Included
Press Release Templates & Social Media Cheatsheets Included Included
Entry to The Spotify Accelerator Challenge 2.0 Included Included
PRO BONUS: Damian's Amazon Best Selling Book The Rule Breaker's Guide To Social Media Not included Included
PRO BONUS: Damian's Amazon Best Selling Book Stop Selling Music Not included Included
LIMITED PRO BONUS: Access To Damian and Team's Personal WhatsApp Not included Included
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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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  • 12M+ 12M+ Million Views on YouTube
  • 190K+ Subscribers on YouTube
  • 100M+ 100M+ combined streams from DK-MBA students
  • 10K+ 10K+ DK-MBA Students Worldwide

The Curriculum

course video poster: The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

The Roadmap to 1 Million Streams

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 8 hours

course video poster: The Musician's Advanced Facebook Advertising Course

The Musician's Advanced Facebook Advertising Course

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 1 hour

course video poster: The Spotify Playlist Accelerator Course

The Spotify Playlist Accelerator Course

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 90 mins

course video poster: TikTok Marketing Mastery For Musicians

TikTok Marketing Mastery For Musicians

13 lessons

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 1 hour 32 mins

course video poster: Spotify Digital Ad Growth

Spotify Digital Ad Growth

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 90 mins

course video poster: Music Monetisation Mastery

Music Monetisation Mastery

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 108 mins

course video poster: How To Write A Hit Record

How To Write A Hit Record

Tutor: Chris Leonard

Duration: 1 hour

course video poster: Your 6 Month Roadmap

Your 6 Month Roadmap

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 75 mins

course video poster: The Essential Music Release Course

The Essential Music Release Course

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 46 mins

course video poster: The Social Media Toolkit

The Social Media Toolkit

Tutor: Damian Keyes

Duration: 82 mins

Join over 10,000 students from 73+ countries...

Michael gilbride
Michael Gilbride - USA

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!

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Bruce McKinnon Jr - USA

Since joining maybe just over a month ago, my focus has been to grow my audience on IG to have a pool of people to pitch my music to as I start to release. I’ve gone from around 11k to upwards of 17k followers in the past month organically... All people actively engaging with my profile!

All I’ve done is follow the steps in the roadmap to 1mil streams, think about the questions presented, experiment & apply the best I could, and I’m seeing the results!

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Daniel McBrearty - UK

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.

William Elvin
William Elvin - Philippines

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.

Noah sonnen
Noah Sonnen - Germany

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!

Dino jag
Dino Jag - Australia

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!

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David Kuperman - USA

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!

Joyce
Simone Eversdijk - Netherlands

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!

Omar afuni
Omar Afuni - UAE

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.

Leigh fuge
Leigh Fuge - UK

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!

Conrad ashton
Conrad Ashton - UK

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

Evan - Australia

I continue to be inspired by your work and time and energy that you put into helping artists. Thank you!

I have been able to go from 20k streams to 207k streams in a matter of months. Your content continues to help and I appreciate that man.

Huw battenbo
Huw Battenbo - UK

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 - UK

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 - Australia

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.

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James Sight - Finland

Hey Damian! I just wanted to thank you for all your content, I have multiple songs with 100k streams and now I've built a label we've partnered with UMG here in Finland!

Alex - USA

Shout out Damian Keyes. I've been studying your strategies for over a year and they helped me get 1M YouTube views and 200K Spotify streams! Some of the best advice out there

Ludwig Cox - Belgium

Hey Damian! Wanted to say thank you for all the advice you've given on how to market music as an independent artist! It was thanks to implementing YOUR advice that I've gotten thousands of streams on my songs!

Love the straight to the point informative videos that don't waste my time, keep up the good work!

Real artists achieving real results

FAQs

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

Damian is in DK-MBA every single day whether it be on a live session, in the community or via WhatsApp for Pro members. Damian takes your career as seriously as you do and will work with you on your strategy and goals. Damian will also give you feedback on your socials and strategy.

The teachings in DK-MBA 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. DK-MBA 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 $24 a month, cancellable any time and the Pro subscription is $199.00 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.