How to Get Started in the Music Business

Nathan Gregory
Nathan Gregory

My name is Nathan Gregory. I currently have a career as a music executive at one of the most powerful talent agencies in the world. Before that I was a manager and was named by Billboard Magazine as one the the top “30 under 30” music executives.

I started Three Sixty Deal to help share my learnings and more importantly, the advice and experiences of my colleagues and friends in the industry.

Information on copyrights, mechanical royalties and manager commission rates is widely available. Insights on how to become a successful artist or music business executive are scarce.

I certainly don’t know it all, but my goal is to dig deeply into my experiences and the experiences of others to freely and openly share what we know.

Every journey doesn’t need to be a slow grind. Most US Presidents didn’t start out as city councilmen and slowly work their way up to President. They learned the “shortcuts” which were really the most effective steps they needed to take to land the most powerful job in the world.

We’re taking the same approach. Removing all of the nonsense and focusing on the only things that matter. This is an ongoing conversation and I want you to participate!

If this is your first time visiting the site, start with these articles to jump start your process.

How to Get a Record Deal: Learn the Secrets Here

How to Find a Music Manager: Don’t Waste Time, Take These Steps Now

How to Make Money as a Songwriter: The Two most Important Income Streams


This is NOT the Music Business 101. These are years of experience distilled down to JUST the essentials.

Here’s to an amazing journey together….

-Nathan Gregory