Are You a Responsible Musician?

Are you tired of being taken advantage of, or giving up everything you own, just so you can have your music heard? 


Good...because I'm tired for you!

Check out "The Responsible Musician" Podcast and

start taking responsibility for your success


Music Business professor, former record label executive and retired entertainment attorney Professor Butler, has counseled hundreds of students, clients, organizations and businesses on the intricacies of the music and entertainment industries.  As a result she has heard every complaint, every excuse and every story in the book as to why otherwise talented people can't get their careers off the ground without giving up everything they own.

What she discovered was that singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, and other creatives spend so much time focusing on and perfecting their craft that they overlook the business and legal aspects of their careers. What may seem like a minor detail in the beginning, can lead to financial ruin and years of emotional heartache.


Professor Butler understands your desire for fame and fortune, but wants you to know that selling your soul to the highest bidder is not your only option. You always have a choice.  But before you can make an informed decision, you need someone to educate and empower you on how to assert your power, protect yourself and your assets, challenge the status quo, and take some responsibility for your career. 


That's why you need Professor Butler.



Professor Butler's

"The Responsible Musician"  Podcast serves up music industry business and legal affairs education with a heavy dose of honesty, a pinch of humor and a lot of tough-love.


Professor Butler's  provocative self-help career guide: 

"The Music Business is Corrupt...or Maybe You Just Can't Sing?", teaches you how to take responsibility for your career and your life.




Professor Butler's


Workshops and Seminars

are fun, provocative, heart-to-heart talks designed to engage, educate, and empower both aspiring and professional audiences?


I've known Tonya for over fifteen years and I will testify that she is a passionate professional who loves what she does and does it well. She's articulate and knows how to deliver what you want. In the times I've worked with her, she's gone beyond what I had even envisioned. I'd be happy to have her on my team any time!

Earl Hamilton


Professor Butler is one of the most knowledgeable people in the entertainment industry when it comes to knowing how to protect and make money with your music or other creative properties.

Jeff Padgett
Criminal Defense
and Family Law

"Professor Butler is a dynamic and insightful music and entertainment industry professional. I've attended a number of her presentations and have found each one to be engaging and spot on in analyzing the topic she is focused on. I can recommend Tonya highly as a guest speaker, facilitator or mentor on music and entertainment industry related topics."

Keith Hatschek,

Director, Music Management, University of the Pacific

"Professor Butler is an industry veteran whose long history of sharing her knowledge and love for the business with emerging artists and established colleagues is second to none."

Dackeyia Q. Sterling, CEO/Publisher, Entertainment Power Players

"Professor Butler is a walking textbook. She breaks down contracts, copyright laws, marketing methods, and more in ways that are realistic and understandable. For any aspiring professional seeking knowledge of the business side of the music industry, it is definitely to your advantage to take a course with Professor Butler".

Eric Bailey, II,

Coordinator Multicultural Affairs

University of Memphis

"I have had the pleasure of attending many of Professor Butler's workshops. She has the unique ability to turn a mundane subject, such as copyright law, and make it down right interesting. If the goal is to bring knowledge and understanding to the lay person, then mark my words, "No one does it better than Professor Butler".

Angela Green,

Attorney at Law,

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