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Managing Your Own Music Career – Music Connection Interview with Dave Kusek

Managing Your Own Career - Music Connection Interviews Dave Kusek

I had the good fortune of being part of a great article on managing your own music career that the fine folks at Music Connection Magazine just published written by Bernard Baur. Managing Your Own Music Career MC: You are a big proponent of artists managing themselves. Why is that? Dave: Because artists should take […]

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What’s Working in Indie Music Today: Lessons in Success from New Artist Model Member Margaret Dombowski

The Magnifiers and New Artist Model member Margret Dombowski

By Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath Sponsored by the New Artist Model: Turn your passion for music into a rewarding career. Music is a family affair for manager Margaret Dombowski. The band she represents — “pop punk” phenom The Magnifiers — is made up of four of her five children. Elliott,16, and Eden, 15, play guitar […]

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What’s Working in Indie Music Today: Lessons in Success from New Artist Model Member Justin Ratowsky

New Artist Model member Justin Ratowsky of CaliConscious

By Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath Sponsored by the New Artist Model: Turn your passion for music into a rewarding career. Cali Conscious is all about good vibrations. The reggae band that got its start playing under the pier in Huntington Beach, California combines a talent for creating great music with a commitment to organizing beach […]

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What’s Working in Indie Music Today: Lessons in Success from New Artist Model Member Shannon Curtis

New Artist Model member Shannon Curtis

By Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath Sponsored by the New Artist Model Turn your passion for music into a rewarding career. Ask singer songwriter Shannon Curtis about the key to her success as an independent musician, and she’ll tell you — literally — to hit the road.  She’ll encourage you to start touring with the […]

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What’s Working in Indie Music Today: Lessons in Success from New Artist Model Member Eric John Kaiser

Eric John Kaiser

By Dave Kusek and Lindsay McGrath Sponsored by the New Artist Model Turn your passion for music into a career Eric John Kaiser is the “French Troubadour.”  A native of Paris who lives in Portland, Oregon, this independent artist sings in French and plays guitar music steeped in  American jazz and blues.  He calls his […]

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Startups Not Students – Boston Globe Article

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Part of my thinking behind the New Artist Model online music business school was that I knew that a music degree or college certificate program was financially out of reach for far too many people looking to develop a healthy future in music for themselves. A reporter interviewed me a couple weeks back and here is the story from the Boston Globe. […]

How and When to Post on Social Media

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Let’s talk social media. It’s something we all do as artists, but a lot of musicians aren’t using it to it’s full potential. Maybe you’re posting to Facebook and Twitter everyday but feel like your efforts are wasted because you’re not seeing any growth. Or maybe you don’t post as often as you should because […]

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8 Tips for Making a Good Impression at Gigs

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Guest post by Jonathan Sexton | CEO Bandposters Before I ran a company, I played hundreds if not thousands of gigs all over the US. I’ve played to 10,000 people (2 or 3 times) and I’ve played to 10 people (more than 2 or 3 times). As important as learning “how to make it”, I’ve […]

How to Self Release An Album

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One of the biggest questions I get all the time is “How do I self release an album?” The truth is, today it’s easier than ever to release your own music without the help of a big record label. But, there’s a difference between just releasing your album and releasing your album successfully. Anyone can post […]

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