• 15 Lessons + Workbook

    Learn from experienced attorney Maarten Leopold how to understand basic music rights. Maarten has been working with distinguished artists, labels, publishers and other creative companies since 1993. In 15 videos and a workbook, he will teach you all you need for an essential understanding of your music rights.

  • Accreditation

    On completing this course, you will understand the basics of international music laws, various legal music industry terms and music contracting. You will know the rights of all the key players: composer, artist, producer, etc. You will be rewarded with a Certificate of Completion in Basic Music Rights.

  • Anytime, anywhere

    Start educating yourself by entering Next Stage's worldwide network of dance music experts and brands. Learn on your own terms, at your own pace, in your own time. Follow all courses on mobile, desktop or tablet. Master your field of interest, and pave your way to a long and fulfilling career.

About Maarten Leopold

Maarten Leopold is an expert in music and media legislation. He has been working as an attorney since 1993, providing legal services for renowned artists, actors, producers, DJs, labels, publishers and other creative companies. Maarten helps his clients by advising them, drawing up and negotiating contracts and – in the worst case – preparing legal procedures.

Over the years, he has built up an extensive network in the international music and event industry. He’s a member of the International Association Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) and the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM). Maarten will teach you all the ins and outs of the music industry’s legal matters.
About Maarten Leopold

Optional: Coaching

Our industry professionals will coach you, helping you with all your questions during a live online 1-on-1 video session. Schedule your free appointment, get feedback on your workbook and discuss your next steps and further career strategy.

All of our coaches are seasoned experts in various fields of expertise – from DJ/producers to bookers, and from label owners to PR kingpins and social media gurus. They can help you grow and further develop in the fields of music producing, DJing, artist career, marketing strategy and events.

Would you like to know more about this course, including personal coaching? Send an e-mail to jama@our-house.academy
Optional: Coaching

    Teachers who spearheaded Dutch dance music

  • 2.500+ student alumni

    Enrolled and kick-started their career since 2015

  • Your time to lift off

    From aspiring artists to seasoned DJ/producers

Feron Gilissen, Student AEMA

“Very interesting and educational business and legal lessons. Maarten Leopold and the Next Stage team have been a great help in achieving my goals in life!”

Feron Gilissen, Student AEMA

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