- UNT Music Entrepreneurs
UNT Music Entrepreneurhsip Competition 2019, Departmental featuring 2019 guest judge Tonya Butler.
UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition Workshop 2018, featuring Angela Beeching, guest judge, Fabiana Claure, Director of the Competition, and last year's competitors, Jen Guzman and members of Eclective
UNT Music Entrepreneurship Competition Workshop "Writing Your Business Plan", featuring Dr. David Cutler"
UNT Music Entrepreneurship Workshop III featuring Dr. Ron McCurdy
"Understanding your Business' Financial Spreadsheets" by Devonte Snowden
Writing a Music Business Plan That Works by Peter Spellmann
So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? presentation in UNT Musical Entrepreneur Class by Tom Bronson
Creating a Successful Business plan (for the Artist) by Sask Music
How to Write a Business Plan by Saphreem A. King
Template for Writing a Music Business Plan by Kevin English
A Sample Music Business Plan by Kevin English
Music Business Plan Template by Smart Brand Management
Entrepreneurship and Today's Musicians by Melissa Snooza
Start With the Why by Simon Sinek
The Business Model Canvas: 9 steps to creating a successful business model: startup tips by The Business Channel
7 key differences between for-profit and non-profit organizations by Norwich University online
Types of Business Structures by FindLaw
Lynda.com video: Setting up a Business Structure
Lynda.com courses (UNT students have free access. Login using unt.edu as company and enter your EUID)
Preparing Financial Statements by BizFilings
Videos from Lynda.com (login using unt.edu as company and enter your EUID)
How to Give a Killer Presentation by The Harvard Business Review
TED's secret to great public speaking by Chris Anderson, Curator of TED talks
How to Begin Your Presentation by Simon Sinek
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy
10 Tips on How to Make Slides that Communicate Your Idea by Aaron Weyenberg
Spring ‘18 entrepreneurship courses: The Musical Entrepreneur MUCE-5000/MUCE-4000, Seminar in Music Entrepreneurship “Marketing for Musicians” MUCE 5010
Participants will be encouraged to seek advice and mentorship from faculty
How to avoid death by PowerPoint by David JP Phillips
LEARN ABOUT OUR UNT MUSIC ENTREPRENEURS AND THEIR BUSINESSES
Several of our students entered the inaugural 2017 music entrepreneurship competition last year and went on to launch their businesses. Watch their video testimonials for additional brainstorming by clicking the UNT Music Entrepreneurs page.
WATCH THE FULL-LENGTH 45 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY COVERING OUR 2017 MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION
Click here to watch the documentary.
Applicants will submit a Music Business Plan describing their project by October 25th, 2020. The plan can be for a new business or for the expansion of an existing one. Individuals and teams are welcome to participate. The competition is open to all College of Music students. UNT students outside of the College of Music may be eligible to participate as long as they are working in partnership with a College of Music student. If a team has business members who are outside of UNT, it will still be acceptable as long as the team leader is a UNT College of Music student. In the case of group submissions, if the team becomes a finalist, the leader(s) of the team will be required to present during the live pitches final rounds on November 21st, 22nd, 2020. Previous first prize winners may not compete again as an individual submission but may compete the following year as part of a team submission. The business plan will have a minimum of 10 pages and maximum of 20, excluding a cover sheet, table of contents, and financial projection spreadsheets. All plans must be typed, double-spaced, maximum 12 pitch font, and 1" margin on all sides. Spreadsheets and appropriate appendices can follow the text portion of the plan and should not exceed 10 pages. The outline below, based on Peter Spellman's "Writing a Music Business Plan That Works", is the required template for students to explore the process and customize based on their own plan of action. The business plan sections in bold are required and the bullet sections are recommended aspects to be included in the music business plan. Additional business plan writing resources are listed below the outline.
MUSIC BUSINESS PLAN REQUIRED OUTLINE
Music Business Plan submission deadline (see requirements for more details). Music business plans are submitted via our online submission form. All plans will be sent to the judges for preliminary screening. No submissions will be accepted beyond this deadline.
Three finalists in each track will be announced and invited to present their business plans before judges in the Final Round and Grand Finale events. Four honorable mention plans will be invited to present for the judges in the Final Round and one honorable mention team will be selected to present in the Grand Finale event.
Final round with live presentations for judges, followed by Q&A and judges' feedback. (private event). Location: Kenton Hall (morning)
Student/Faculty workshop presented by artist-in-residence, Jeffrey Nytch (open to the public) (afternoon)
Honorable Mentions final round Location: Recital Hall
Grand Finale Live Rounds (open to the public and live streamed via Facebook). The Grand Finale with feature the top finalists in each track. Judges and audience members will be able to ask questions to finalists. An award ceremony will follow including judges' feedback for competitors. Location: Recital Hall
All photos by Elle Logan