Performing isn’t the only important aspect about the music industry. The Cincinnati Music Accelerator is making sure local artists learn how to strengthen their careers through classes in finance, monetization, music licensing, entertainment law, marketing and branding, and other skills through its new Music Business Academy. That’s good news for aspiring musicians in the Queen City (and for their supportive family, friends and fans). CMA was founded in 2017 by Kick Lee, a producer intent on helping independent musicians jumpstart and sustain creative careers through both hands-on education and booking opportunities. Thanks to the program, local artists like Deuces have gone on to book long-term gigs, create different types of revenue streams and develop new works and events. cincinnatimusicaccelerator.org.