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Hack the Music Business

Turn your passion into a rewarding career

Promote Your Music

License Your Music

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Create a Lucrative Home Studio

Make Money Doing What You Love

Join our Community of Music Professionals

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Build your Music Career

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Break through and get heard

Promote your music with New Artist Model

Find your market and get them to love you

Build your audience and create income

Get Your Music Licensed

License for film, TV, games and media

Find Publishers, Supervisors and Libraries

Make money while you sleep

Create the career of your dreams

Get your music out there and have fun

Live the life in music you have dreamed of

Build your fanbase and income streams

“The New Artist Model really helped to get me organized. I was able to set up time tables for goals and feel more confident about the direction of my career. I’ve just had 40 Million Views on Facebook for a music video which I think is my 17th. It can take a long time to break through. Thanks for your guidance Dave!”

Jensen Reed

“New Artist Model has changed my life forever. This is the best investment you can make for your career. It’s a leap of faith you have to take. The knowledge has given me so much confidence. How much is your dream worth? Priceless.”


“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for creating the New Artist Model. You and your program have truly impacted my life on many levels. You’ve designed something that can significantly help artists build a sustainable career and should become the bible for every aspiring musician.”


“I have Officially become Addicted to your Programs! Being Armed with the Dave Kusek Music knowledge is SO Gratifying, SO Inspirational, and best yet, So Doable… You have a remarkable product. I have to say LIFE CHANGING…. I can’t get enough. I cannot think of one thing I have learned from you that has not been absolutely SPOT ON…”


“My musical career has gained momentum mostly because of the strategies NAM has helped me put in place to engage an audience, build my network, and plan my future. So, THANK YOU for helping me pay the bills with a career in music. This is the life I want, love and cherish.”


“The courses are amazing and anyone that wishes to earn a living from music NEEDS to sign up. These courses will significantly help aspiring musicians and give them a greater chance of earning a living from their music. You guys are doing a great job, so keep it up!”


Tap into a Proven System for Music Success

New Artist Model is a step-by-step online music business training program that you can use to create a fantastic music career and share your music with the world. Start developing income and a fanbase faster than ever before.

I will show you how to focus on the 20% of things that will generate 80% of your results – and consequently you will see how to cut out everything else that eats away at your precious time.

Learn how to book more shows – and BETTER shows – and sure-fire ways to get your fans EXCITED and turn them into superfans ready to support you so you can finally start living a life in music on YOUR OWN TERMS.

Learn the MOST EFFECTIVE ways to build a team of people devoted to your music and ready to help you succeed – most of all we’re talking managers, publishers, record labels, and agents. So you can stop emailing and cold calling and set the groundwork that gets these people to come to YOU!

Create the Music Career of Your Dreams

The 12 easy-to-follow learning modules are designed to walk you step-by-step through designing your ultimate music career, all while going at your own pace and on your own schedule.

This is a proven, down-to-earth, and affordable system that you can use to live the life in music that you have dreamed of.

The program will show you how to create a unique and effective career plan and budget to guide you to success as an independent musician. Most notably the strategy is designed by the founder and former CEO of Berklee Online – Dave Kusek. This is exactly what you need to put your personal plan in motion.

Learn how to take advantage of the shifting landscape of the music industry and see how to build a loyal following at any stage of life.

If you want a clear-cut path to receiving wide-spread recognition for your music — without having to spend more time with a mouse in your hand than your instrument, and without “breaking the bank” to make it happen — then look no further. Sign up today.

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Dave Kusek

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Hi, I’m Dave Kusek and the director of New Artist Model. I’m also the founder and former CEO of Berklee Online and 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 people learn music business and live their dreams in music.

I am also the co-author of the Future of Music book, former VP of Berklee College of Music, CEO Passport Music Software and one of the people who brought you MIDI.

Sign up for one of my programs and let me help you!

Build Momentum

We’ve put it all together for you in one place in a step-by-step system – one that you can follow, and get going as fast as you possibly can. Think of New Artist Model as a shortcut – one that get you making money and growing your fanbase.

Plug these shortcuts, guides, tools, and checklists into your career so you can spend more time on the MUSIC. See how to focus on priorities, manage your time, and feel a sense of accomplishment almost immediately.

  • Quickly identify your BIG revenue streams and start putting them into place
  • Follow easy checklists to make your merch booth more efficient and profitable
  • Social media checklists PLUS specific social post examples you can use immediately
  • Break into publishing with split sheet templates and guides for pitching your songs
  • Follow our time management guide to prioritize tasks and get more done FASTER
  • Get email templates that you can literally plug in and start sending to your fans


New Artist Model is an online music business school developed by Dave Kusek, founder of Berklee Online. The online school teaches practical strategies and techniques for making a living in music. Create the Music Career of Your Dreams. Learn everything you need to know about the music business and how to carve a unique path for your own career. Learn music business strategies that are working for indie artists around the world. Learn to think like an entrepreneur, promote your music and create your own plan and get the life in music you want. New Artist Model provides practical college-level music business training at a mere fraction of the cost.

Are you trying to make a living in the music industry? Do you want to write hit songs? Do you want to start a record label or get signed? The New Artist Model online music business school provides 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 teach a musician, composer, songwriter, producer, promoter, or booking agent to think like an entrepreneur and run their music industry jobs and music careers like a business.

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