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Live, Right Now: Learn the Ways of the Music Industry with Periphery’s Matt Halpern


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Matt Halpern is more than just the rock-solid rhythm section of Periphery: he’s also the creator of online lesson site and has become a fixture on the clinic scene worldwide. Matt’s figured out how to piece together a living in the music industry, and now he’s passing that knowledge onto you in a free, live online class at

In the two-day course that kicked off yesterday, Matt covers it all. Here’s the synopsis:

Drawing on his own successful experience with the award-winning band Periphery, Matt will walk you through the everything you need to know about breaking into the industry, improving your technical skills, and making the right moves to ensure long-term success. You’ll learn how to get your foot in the door, build a sustainable career as a working musician, and keep growing your career from there. From finding the right management, agent, and label to building relationships with sponsors and key industry players, you’ll learn it all from one of this generation’s most respected minds in the business.

By the end of this class, you’ll have a comprehensive, actionable playbook for breaking into the music industry and putting in the right work.

The class is free to watch live, $29 to own forever if you purchase it now, and $49 if you wait until tomorrow. Buy it here and watch it here, or in the embed above. The class will be live today from 12pm-7pm EDT. Here’s a list of guests that’ll appear with Matt during the show (although we’re not sure who already appeared yesterday and who’s scheduled for today):

  • Ash Avildsen – Sumerian Records Founder/CEO
  • Mike Mowery – Outerloop MGMT Founder/CEO
  • Mark Scribner – Business Manager for Killswitch Engage, Periphery, Animals as Leaders
  • Mike Johnston – Drummer, Clinician and Founder of
  • Chris Brewer – Head of Artist Relations for Meinl Cymbals USA
  • J.P. Bouvet – Drummer, Clinician and winner of Guitar Center Drum Off 2011
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