About USM

Who is USM?

Universal School of Music (USM) is a growing cultural movement in music and education that provides a wide variety of training programs, opportunities and career pathways for musicians, artists and creative entrepreneurs.

USM’s team of mentors have worked with institutions such as Berklee, Harvard University, JMC, Universal Music, Sony and several independent labels, agencies and venues in Australia and internationally for over 20 years.

Our Mission

To educate, mentor and produce professional careers for musicians, artists, teachers and producers in the new music industry.

Our Vision

Our vision is one that guides us to develop musicians, artists and emerging entrepreneurs to become leaders by pioneering a new system of education and building a stronger music industry in Australia and around the world.

About USM

Founded in 2009, the mission of Universal School of Music (USM) is to train, develop and produce independent professional musicians, artists and emerging entrepreneurs to make a living in the new music industry.

USM specializes in private mentoring, group coaching, artist development, marketing, sales, music production, EMP, songwriting, performance, bands and music pedagogy through a series of trainings spread across 3 phases:

Phase 1: Master Your Craft (Becoming a Musician)
Phase 2: Record, Produce, Release (Artist Development)
Phase 3: Going Pro (Music Business & Career Development)

USM 3 Phases Model

USM is essentially made up of 3 ‘phases’ which are designed as a sequential pathway to advance through the various stages in your journey as a musician or artist moving from amateur to professional.

Phase 1: Master Your Craft  Voice, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Sax, Percussion, Theory, Recording, Aural, DJ, Songwriting, EMP & Music Production, Stage & Performance.

Phase 2: Record, Produce & Release your music with one of our producers. Music can be released on digital streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes and Google Play via ‘USM Records’,  or via an independent label. Different types of releases all have their place in music promotion strategy but every music release is an opportunity to build your fan base, sell your merchandise and position yourself higher as a professional in the industry.

Collaborate and network with your Tribe of songwriters, producers and an entire team of experts to increase your productivity and output with Tribe

Phase 3: Go Pro and make the transition from amateur to professional. Learn to sell and monetize your knowledge, skills, service and product through our series of professional development modularized training programs.

Music Marketing, Sales & Business – Music & Money

Learn more about ‘Music & Money’ event and program here

Professional Mentor Training Program

Start your career with our Mentor Foundations Program designed specifically for musicians, artists, teachers, producers who are ready to become professional mentors in a 10 week training and internship program. Learn more about our Mentor Program here.