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Accredited music blogging diploma

Music blogging level 3 diploma

Course summary

£150 incl VAT. Payment options
2 x monthly payments of £75. No charges, interest or credit checks.
Julian Brouwer
A passion for sharing music news, reviews and opinions
Duration / hours:
Approximately 20-30 hours of study. You work at your own pace
ABC Awards level 3 diploma
Awarding body:
ABC awards

Course review

Lindsay Narey: music blogging course

The course content was thorough and interesting, covering important aspects of the music industry as well as tips and advice for blogging overall. I learned how to set up and maintain a decent music blog. Plus lots of ideas and inspiration for content.

Lindsay Narey: music blogging course

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Natasha Ferguson: music blogging course

Starting my own blog was a definite high moment in my career so far. It was selected by RCA to promote Beyoncé's new album! I exclusively released tracks and quotes from Beyoncé until her new album '4' was released.

Natasha Ferguson: music blogging course

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Course overview

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Our music blogging course will equip you with the skills you need to create and maintain a successful and interactive blog that gets you noticed.

Whatever type of music you enjoy, a blog provides the ideal opportunity to share your opinions and become a voice of authority among other fans.

It can also get you on the radar of major record labels, artists and music publications. However, without the right guidance, your blog runs the risk of failure - like so many others.

Our online music blogging course teaches you a proven method for success.

Our expert tutors take you through the whole process, from deciding on a focus for your blog to promoting your content.

We help you avoid the mistakes new bloggers often make to create a blog that enjoys long-term growth.

If you already have a blog that’s not doing as well as you would like, our course can help you improve your site.

We also help you maximise the monetisation opportunities running a successful blog offers.

Our comprehensive music blogging course will teach you how to:

  • define your music blog’s target readership
  • create and design your blog using standard web tools
  • write exciting posts that your readers will love
  • promote your blog on social media platforms and optimise it for search engines
  • engage visitors, generate comments on your posts and increase site traffic

You will also benefit from unlimited tutor support every step of the way, including personalised feedback on every assignment.

When you graduate, you will receive the ABC awards certificate of achievment, and the accredited CMP diploma in music blogging. Both qualifications are industry recognised, and prove you are a certified music blogger.

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At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards, and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the subjects they have completed as part of the course.

This music blogging course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme

We will also email you the fully accredited CMP diploma in music blogging, which is an industry recognised qualification that proves you are a qualified music blogger.

These awards will enable you to apply for music blog writing jobs, develop your career, or help you find freelance work.

Course subjects

This course covers everything you need to know to get started in the world of music blogging.

Lesson 01: Starting your music blog
  • Name, create and design your own music blog, using standard web tools
  • State some of the common terminology used in music blogging
Lesson 02: What to write
  • Identify the purpose of an effective posting
  • How to research and form a valid opinion for each posting
  • Create content about celebrities and VIPs
Lesson 03: Who to write for
  • Define your music blog’s target reader
  • Adapt your content and writing style to suit their needs
Lesson 04: Writing techniques
  • Make your postings clear, engaging and interesting
  • Apply keywords effectively

Lesson 05: Getting noticed
  • Ensure your music blog is correctly listed
  • Optimise your blog so that search engines find it
  • Use social media and other tools to promote your music blog and boost traffic
Lesson 06: Keeping your blog legal
  • Understand and apply the laws that can affect music bloggers
  • Write controversial posts that keep within the laws of libel
  • Apply copyright law correctly
Lesson 07: Maintaining and developing your blog
  • Use tools and techniques to ensure your music blog’s long-term popularity
  • Draw up a social media action plan
Lesson 08: Live blogging
  • Use tools to blog about live music gigs and events from your smartphone or tablet

How long will it take?

The duration of this course is approximately 60-80 hours. You fit these hours in whenever is best for you.

We offer complete flexibility, with no deadlines or time limits. This means you can study at a pace that you're completely comfortable with, and fit the course around your lifestyle.

On average, people take around three months to complete this course, but it doesn't matter if you take longer, each learner is different.

There are no set start dates. You can enrol and begin studying whenever suits you.

Where you could fit in as a music blogger

Artists and record companies are in constant need of promotion - and music bloggers play an important role in this.

Our music blogging course will teach you how to create and maintain a site that helps you become part of this process.

Successful music bloggers enjoy many of the advantages of paid music journalists. And you can join them, even if you are a beginner.

Through our online music blogging course, you will learn how to build a professional blog that the music industry and fans take seriously.

As a successful music blogger, you could be:

  • reviewing new albums before they are available to the public
  • enjoying interview access to established artists
  • breaking exciting new artists and helping them grow their career
  • building your portfolio and reputation as a freelance music writer

Starting a music blog was a definite high point in the career of course graduate, Natasha Ferguson. She would ‘absolutely recommend’ our course. See her review

If you would like to launch a full-time career or develop an exciting hobby writing about your passion, our comprehensive music blogging course can help you hit all the right notes!

Course tutor: Julian BrouwerBlogging course tutor Julian Brouwer

News journalist | columnist | editor

Daily Express |News of the World |The Scotsman |The Sun |Daily Mirror

Julian will mark your work, answer your questions and give you friendly help and advice.

You can usually contact him quickly by email.

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This course gets results

Our blogging course students have won many awards and accolades:

  • Sami Clara and Sara Larkham received a personal tweet from Lady Gaga after their reviewed her new album on their magazine blog. Read more
  • Edel Flynn became a guest blogger for the prestigious Irish News Review. Read more
  • Chris Carra won the coveted Best Sports Blog title in the Wales Blog Awards 2012. His blog is about Swansea City FC. Read more
  • Anna Howell, took part in a live interview with stars from the smash TV series American Idol. Read more
  • Renatka Behan, saw her blog climb to fourth spot in the UK's most influential gastronomy blog rankings on social publishing site, Ebuzzing. Read more
  • Natasha Ferguson, was selected by music giant RCA to promote Beyoncé’s new album. Read more
  • Samson Dada, mixed with politicians and celebrities at a special event at the US Embassy in London. Read more
  • Cindy Voong, got taken on as a writer for a web magazine based in New York. Read more

Course delivery

You will have access to our Online Learning Area, where you can:

  • download course materials
  • submit assignments
  • use our college libraries and resources
  • chat to other students
  • keep up-to-date with college news

Our turn-around time for marking work is three working days. We usually provide same-day tutorial support on weekdays.

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When you finish

When you complete the course, you will receive two respected qualifications:

These recognised awards will add value to your CV, and help when you apply for pro blogging jobs or freelance work.

What you need to study music blogging

  • access to a computer, tablet or similar device
  • internet access
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent: OpenOffice, iWork pages
  • an email account

Course reviews

Natsha FergusonStarting my own blog was a definite high moment in my career so far. It was selected by RCA to promote Beyoncé's new album! I exclusively released tracks and quotes from Beyoncé until her new album '4' was released. Natasha Ferguson

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