The Online Music Business School


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Online Music Business School

The New Artist Model provides the most effective online music business school available for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers and songwriters. No matter at what stage you are in your career, we will provide the tools and training to help you take the next step. Explore our classes and programs and see what is right for you. Expand your music business horizons with the help of Dave Kusek, teacher, music industry visionary, MIDI pioneer, founder of Berklee Online and co-author of The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Generation. The New Artist Model is not just for young artists. It is a NEW MODEL for creative artists like you.

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Go from creativity to commerce as you learn the modern music business. We have programs to help you promote your music, organize your business, learn how to license, market and fund your projects and your career, and become a better songwriter. We offer practical instruction and a new way for creative artists to prosper. Learn how to create multiple revenue streams to support your music. Learn exactly what you need to know about the new music industry and develop the skills and resources that will take your music career to the next level and help you make a meaningful impact in the business.

  • Choose from our different classes and programs to suit your needs
  • Learn how to promote your music
  • Become a better musician and songwriter
  • Book more gigs and make more money
  • How to get more fans on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Learn how to start your own record label
  • Understand music publishing and copyrights
  • Learn about the new music business and how it operates
  • Get a blueprint for success in the music industry
  • Create a plan and strategy to drive your music forward
  • Learn how to manage your time and resources
  • How to get signed to a label and how to get a record deal
  • Learn how to identify and energize your superfans
  • Make free music work for you
  • Monetize your fan base and turn your audience into buyers
  • Learn music marketing, promotion and artist management
  • Connect with other musicians just like you

Choose from our online classes in music business, social media marketing, production and songwriting and learn what you need to take the next step in your career.

Many artists don’t understand how the music business of today works. It is all about exposure and monetization. Many are confused by copyright and licensing, quite often indie artists don’t have a strong enough team around themselves and don’t have a strategic plan to grow their career. Do you find that you are spending far too much time trying to navigate the myriad of business issues and not nearly enough time honing your craft? Most independent musicians today are simply not making enough money. 

The New Artist Model online music business school provides clear step by step instructions for organizing a successful musician business and setting up multiple revenue streams like licensing, performing, sponsorships, merchandise and distribution.

The programs show you step-by-step ways to leverage social media to expand your audience, start your own record label, production company or publishing company, turn your fans into buyers, energize your super fans, find sponsors and use free music to your advantage. Learn collaboration techniques to book more gigs, build a unique brand, stay in creative control, make more money and live your dream.

  • Understand copyright, licensing & publishing
  • How to manage your time better
  • Crowd funding & financing your music
  • Marketing strategies that work for you
  • Ways to build your audience and network
  • A simple way to create a career plan
  • How to build a team to help you grow
  • How to book more gigs and play more
  • Best ways to collaborate and network
  • How to make money and manage it
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About Dave Kusek

Co-Author of the Future of Music  book, founder of Berklee Online and one of the people who brought you MIDI

Hi, I’m Dave Kusek and the director of New Artist Model. I’ve have taught music business and music management to tens of thousands of musicians from around the world through my books, live events and online classes. I’ve had the honor of helping millions of people live their dreams in music.

I co-wrote the The Future of Music book which has sold over 50,000 copies and am a regular music blogger. In that book we predicted the iPhone, Siri and Spotify. I helped to get the MIDI standard started long ago and was a pioneer of digital music at Passport Music Software where we helped hundreds of thousands of musicians create music. I was also the co-creator of Synare electronic drums and developed one of the first digital sequencers.

I have always been an advocate for independent musicians and my contributions have helped make it possible for you to do what you do today in music production, business and independent music marketing.

As the founder and former CEO of Berklee Online, the world’s largest music school, I have helped teach tens of thousands of students around the world and created hundreds of online music courses. At Berklee College of Music, we won the award for the Best Online Course eight years in a row. I taught music business at Berklee for 14 years and have worked with tens of thousands of musicians to help shape their careers.

I’ve worked with artists, songwriters, performers, promoters, managers, label people, publishers, booking agents, and A&R reps. I love the music business and think this is a great time to be a musician.  I hope that you will join me and take one of the programs or online courses in the New Artist Model online music business school.

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Are you a musician or business person trying to make a living in the music industry? Do you want to write hit songs? Do you want to start a record label? The New Artist Model online music business school provides instruction and training in music promotion, music management, artist management, music distribution, how to start a record label, booking gigs, booking agent, touring, gigging, live performance, music publishing, copyright and licensing, online marketing, social media marketing, branding, brand building, music merchandise, merch, merchandising, entrepreneurship, business management, artist manager, artist management, music management, recording, digital music, how to get a record deal, get signed, crowd funding, crowdfunding and much more. The New Artist Model will provide a blueprint for success and teach musician, composer, songwriter, producer, promoter, booking agent to think like an entrepreneur and run their music industry jobs and music careers like a business. The brainchild of Dave Kusek founder of Berkleemusic – this online music business school will help you guide your music career as you learn music and the theory behind independent music success. The online training in this music business school will help shape rock star entrepreneurs of the future.

Dave Kusek’s New Artist Model is a service of Cowboy Ventures, Inc.