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Harness Your Passion for Music

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Create the Career of Your Dreams

Build a Team for Success

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Create a Successful Music Career

We created the Music Business Accelerator to help independent musicians create a game plan for success and give you music career and music marketing strategies you can harness and create your dream life in music.

The truth is that no one is waiting to discover you. If you want to make it in the music business, you have to create your own success and build a fanbase and revenue streams in order to get the recognition and attention that will propel your forward.

That’s why we pioneered a new approach… To show you how to get fans that will truly appreciate and love your music. To show you how you can create the music you love and make money with music. To accelerate your music career and unlock opportunities you never knew you could achieve.



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If you want to make a life in music, just go for it! Start before you’re ready. I quit my job totally on the spot and I used the strategies to turn full-time music into a comfortable income in a little over two years.



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Learn at your own pace, anytime
Quick start videos and checklists

Successfully Launch Your Next Music Project
How to sell your music online successfully
Book more gigs
How to promote your music
License your music
Make more money with your music
Grow your fanbase and get your music heard
Maintain artistic freedom
Build a team to help you
Manage your time
Attract industry attention as an indie musician
Create a plan and focus on your goals

What our members say about the program…

New Artist Model really helped to get me organized. I was able to set up goals and feel more confident about the direction of my career. I’ve just got 33 Million Views on Facebook for a comedy music video. Thanks for your guidance Dave!

I AM OFFICIALLY MAKING A LIVING DOING WHAT I LOVE !“GREAT NEWS !!! You guys know I’ve been on tour, right, so for the months of March and April, I’ve been able to cover my rent AND my gas AND my food and other expenses through MY MUSIC !!  Merci Dave ! Your advice and inspiration has been invaluable to me !

Having worked with Eric Clapton, The Cure and many others, I have been part of the old music industry and the new one – I can testify that Dave takes the best of both worlds and presents us with a toolkit that leads to success and a joyful and manageable artistic pathway. I recommend his courses whole-heartedly and unreserved as artist and business woman.

The short modules make it much better than most other courses I have tried. I can move through it at a pace that fits my lifestyle. NAM really put together all the puzzle pieces.

NAM really helped me take everything I was doing and turn it into a cohesive strategy. Before I was all over the place. Now everything I do has focus and I’ve been able to channel that into 3 successful crowdfunding campaigns, the last of which hit it’s goal in just 10 hours.

After I applied Dave’s YouTube strategy my videos started to really take off. This last one has over 500,000 views!

I took a lot of your suggestions and now our group is having a ball and getting lots of paid gigs. Life is good! Thanks for all your great advice!

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.

New Artist Model Music Business Accelerator Program

The Music Business Accelerator will:

  • Help you harness your passion for music and build a music career.
  • Demystify the music industry so you can clearly see what you need to do.
  • Help you develop the confidence you need to make career decisions for yourself.
  • Show you the steps to make money as a musician.
  • Learn how to build a fanbase from scratch with organic music marketing strategies.
  • Help you build a team for success with our community.
  • Guide you through a simple process of creating a plan to reach your goals in music.

Together we will level the playing field and create a plan so you can stop feeling overwhelmed and confused and start taking steps towards your dream music career. 

You’ll get a deep understanding of exactly how the music industry works and make it in music. I’ll show you how to unlock music revenue streams through performing, music licensing or music production. I’ll show you the in’s and out’s and most importantly, how to unlock specific opportunities for yourself to get your music noticed. 

You’ll learn how to book more gigs – and better gigs – and easy ways to get your fans excited to show up night after night. You’ll learn the best ways to promote your music and build a loyal fanbase that is ready to support you so you can finally start living a life in music on your own terms.

You’ll learn the most effective ways to build a team of people devoted to your music and ready to help you succeed – we’re talking music managers, music publishers, record labels, and booking agents. So you can stop emailing and cold calling and lay the groundwork that gets these people to come to you!

And you’ll learn how to turn all your efforts into artist income – multiple streams of money that can fund your next big project, album, or tour – and income that can help you finally quit that job and live a fulfilling life in music.

  • Confidence

    Get the confidence to develop your own strategies, create an action plan for success, and start taking ACTION towards your dreams. You’ll learn how to focus in on what you REALLY want and set actionable goals that will be much easier to achieve.

  • Time Management

    Learn how to organize your time and juggle all those daily tasks you need to do to keep your career moving forward. You’ll learn how to prioritize and delegate so you can be more efficient and get more done faster.

  • Production Skills

    Stop being confused by the recording industry and learn everything you need to know to get your album or single recorded and released to your fans. Get tips for maximizing your time in the studio and building up hype so your music gets the recognition it deserves.

  • Touring and Booking Shows

    Discover easy-to-implement approaches to booking great gigs on your own, or attracting a booking agent. We’ll show you how to get your foot in the door in new venues and cities and how to handle the logistics of selling merch.

  • Copyrights and Publishing

    Keep your music protected! We’ll demystify those confusing copyright laws and put everything in plain english so you know exactly how to leverage your rights.

  • Music Licensing

    Break into licensing and publishing as an indie musician. Learn about all the licensing options available to you and how you can network your way to the people in the industry who want to license your music for films, TV shows, commercials, and more.

  • Marketing and Promotion

    Learn how to break through the noise and get your music noticed by true fans who will support your career. You’ll learn how to define your niche and identify your audience AND how to communicate your message on social media in an authentic and engaging way.

  • Finance and Money

    Don’t let money hold your creative vision back! Learn how to successfully raise money for your projects with crowdfunding, and how to keep your money organized with effective budgeting practices and tools (because no one wants hard-earned income falling through the cracks!)

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What is the Music Business Accelerator?

New Artist Model Music Business Accelerator is a self-paced step-by-step online music business and music marketing course that will show you how to start your music career. Get your songs out there, make more money with your music, and get fans for your music faster than ever before. We have thousands of indie musicians in the program from around the world.

The program will help you build your music career step by step and get you ready to plan and execute just about any music project.

So what are you working on?

If you want to release an album, single, or EP, if you want to pursue music licensing or music publishing deals, if you want to book more gigs or launch some new merch your fans will love, if you’re looking to start a music production company, or attract a team to help you, or launch a successful crowdfunding campaign… whatever it is, you need a PLAN. And that’s what you’ll learn in the course.

Think of it like a musician’s MBA. This crash course is designed especially for musicians to teach all the practical stuff you need to know to promote your music and execute your projects. But unlike an MBA, you can go at your own pace to fit in with your busy life on the road or in the studio or working a day job.

The Music Business Accelerator guides you through 12 core modules where you quickly learn today’s music business inside and out with videos, text lessons, charts and graphics and lots of case studies and examples.

Apply everything to your unique music career by filling out the Musician’s Project Planner and Career Map and Budget tools.

The whole New Artist Model community will have your back along the way. Here you’ll find partners to work with, musicians to collaborate with, and friends to keep you accountable as you build your network in the music industry.

Save time and money and get where you want to go in music faster and smarter with this proven system for success.

Is it really too much to ask to spend most of your time playing, songwriting and creating – instead of being glued to the computer trying to get someone – ANYONE – to take notice of you?

If you would like a clear-cut path and proven system that you can use to promote your music, get your music heard, increase your artist income, and build a fanbase in music faster than ever before — then look no further.

The concepts you’ll find in the Music Business Accelerator are truly on the leading edge of the music industry. It’s all about putting POWER into the hands of the indie artist like never before, by helping you develop a crystal-clear vision of your career goals, then giving you a strategy to break through and bring that vision to Life.

The Music Business Accelerator will show you how. All you have to do is follow steps laid out for you in your Career Map, and if you put in the work, you cannot fail. 

AND we have lots of checklists and quick start guides to get you up and running for promotion, marketing, social media, email, website, distribution, touring, merchandise, crowdfunding, publishing, licensing, sponsorships and more.

Music Business Accelerator Lesson Plan

Module 1: Finding Your Fit / The Dream
– What Motivates You?
– What Are You Good At?
– Setting Your Expectations
– 10 Keys to Success
– The Changing Music Business
– The Artist Ecosystem
– Your Career is like a Startup
– Multiple Revenue Streams

Module 2: Team Building
– Business Organization
– Your Brand Name
– Internal Agreements and Areas to Discuss
– Networking
– Personal Manager
– Attorney
– Business Manager

Module 3: Booking Gigs and Touring
– The Value of Live
– Your Fans
– Booking Agents
– Promoters
– Tour Goals and Planning
– Approaching Promoters
– How to book more gigs
– Budgeting and Tour Management
– Music Merchandising
– Revenue Streams

Module 4: Promoting Your Gigs & Merch
– Getting People Out to Your Gigs
– Posters
– Merchandise
– Creative Ways to Sell More Merch

Module 5: Recording
– The Major Record Labels
– The 360 Deal
– The Indie Label and Deal
– Record Label Alternatives
– Planning and Budgeting
– The Recording Process
– How to release an album independently

Module 6: Post Production & Distribution
– Production Tips
– Audio Quality and Metadata
– Digital Distribution
– Spotify, Pandora and Streaming

Module 7: Copyright
– The Nature Of Copyright
– Duration of Copyright
– The Six Exclusive Rights
– Managing Your Rights
– PROs – Performing Rights Organizations
– Sampling
– Fair Use
– Creative Commons

Module 8: Licensing & Publishing
– The License
– Co-writing and Song Splits
– The Co-Publishing Deal
– The Administration Deal
– Video Games
– Self Publishing
– Managing Your Rights
– How to self publish music

Module 9: Social Media Music Marketing
– 8 Social Media Tips
– How to get your music noticed
– Facebook
– Twitter
– Instagram
– YouTube
– Blogs

Module 10: Music Marketing & Promotion
– Your Brand
– Image
– Create a Community of Fans
– Monetizing the Superfan
– Social Media
– Website / Direct to Fan
– Email Marketing
– Free Music

Module 11: Budgeting & Finance
– The Irregular Income Stream
– Finance Tools

Module 12: Crowdfunding
– The Platforms
– Creating a Budget
– Your Pitch
– Rewards
– Project Execution

Get the Life in Music You Dream About

12 easy-to-follow modules designed to walk you step-by-step through implementation at your own pace

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

A clear cut, proven path to music career success filled with actionable strategies that you can put in place immediately

Create a unique and effective career plan and budget to guide you to success as an independent musician

How to take advantage of the shifting landscape of the music industry (the strategies you learn in the New Artist Model will put you securely on the leading edge)

How to build a music career and business that works for YOU (instead of You working for IT)

Case studies of successful indie artists from around the world in every genre (including Amanda Palmer, Dave Grohl, Shannon Curtis, Pomplamoose, and MANY more)


How to manage your time to get more done (while “working” less)

How to find the 20% of your music career activities that generate 80% of your results (so that you can cut out all the activities that are wasting your time and might even be holding you back)

How to use your time meaningfully so that every action you take to promote your music actually brings you closer to your goals (or allows you to actually EXPERIENCE the achievement of them in the here and now)

How to get clear on your music career path and prioritize the activities that will help you get there as quickly and easily as possible

How to narrow your focus so you only spend time on your “result generating” activities

How to identify your highest leverage “career booster” activities so you can get clear on how to best invest your time

How to take responsibility for your own music career success and achieve your goals independently without having to rely on anyone

How to put together a team of people who are devoted to helping you succeed (even if you can’t afford to pay anyone at first)

How to unlock your inner musical entrepreneur (so you can run your music career like a start-up and go from zero to SUCCESSFUL in as little time as possible)

How to create a unified vision for your band’s future (so you can run your band like a business and avoid getting into ego battles)


How to make money in the music industry (and build a music career that pays the bills and lets you quit your day job)

How to translate positive response to your music online and in person into clear action for people to take that helps grow your career and sales

How to predict and ride the waves of “The Irregular Income Stream” (so that you can make money on your own terms without having to worry about where the next paycheck is going to come from)

My personal list of Silver-Bullet Finance Tools for Indie Musicians (get familiar with these and you’ll be able to eliminate money stress once and for all)

How to use Crowdfunding effectively (so you can create a way for your fans to support you and pre-pay for all the AWESOME music you’re going to create – without feeling guilty or like you’re begging or devaluing your art)

My personal list of New Artist Model Approved crowdfunding platforms

How to structure your “Pitch” so that you properly convey your story, your challenges, your goals, and your need for support in as few words as possible (while maintaining total clarity of your message, and being entertaining while you’re at it)

How to come up with rewards that your supporters will be PUMPED to receive (and you won’t have to bend over backward every day for a year in order to deliver to them)

How to create multiple streams of music based income, even if you don’t play out (without ever leaving your home if you don’t want to)


How to develop confidence as an artist so that you can continually improve your music marketing

How to get your music heard without “pushing it” and without being an annoying loudmouth

How to effectively grow your email list using social media and live shows (plus the BEST kind of messages to send to your list in order to deepen your connection and generate sales on demand)

How to turn email list subscribers into actual album, merch and ticket sales (imagine sending out a single email and seeing sales start rolling in to your PayPal account that day!)

How to get your fans so excited for your next show or release that they’re frothing at the mouth (do this and they’ll be marking your show on their calendar and counting down the days until it happens)

How to turn casual listeners into SUPERFANS who back your every move (plus how to monetize these superfans ways that make them love you even more)

How to inspire your fans work FOR you and become your “street team” anywhere in the world

How to get exposure for your music via the traditional media outlets like radio, TV, and print – as well as new media outlets like podcasts, blogs, and social media

The #1 MYTH most artists believe when it comes to spending time on social media and growing your internet presence


How to find a fan base for your music with social media music marketing so you can actually start building a following and making money

How to build your fanbase from scratch to BOOMING (locally, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally)

How to grow your audience *exponentially* (instead of one fan at a time)

Harness music marketing strategies that will help you reach a larger audience. Design your brand and messaging to fit your goals and your larger audience without alienating your long term fans

Discover how to identify your “superfan” profile (so you can create events and offers designed specifically for them)

How to recruit new long-term fans every time you play, no matter where you are (so you can make the best out of lousy gigs)


Everything You Need To Know About COPYRIGHT (The Nature of Copyright, the Duration of Copyright, Your Six Exclusive Rights which most artists are not aware of, and how to MANAGE your rights)

How to write AMAZING songs (and the best way to get your songs considered for sync licensing and in front of established recording artists)

How to generate publisher interest in your songs (and what kind of publishing contracts to look out for when they come your way)

Performing Rights Organizations (what they are, why you need one, and HOW to make it happen so that you can start cashing in on the performance royalties you should be getting paid EVERY time you play live)

All the ins and outs of Music Licensing (what to look for in licensing deals, and what to shoot down)

How to arrange Co-writing and Song Split deals with other songwriters (so that you can work together and ensure that you’re both getting your fair share based on your individual contribution to the work)

“The Deal” with Co-Publishing Deals (this lesson is especially important if you want to create a long-term residual income with your music)


How to plan and budget the making of a record (so that you can fund it on your own without your credit card taking a beating)

How to get your music loaded on to digital distribution platforms (and how to set up everything you need in order to get paid for your digital sales)

How to sell your music and sell your songs

How to get your music distributed everywhere and streamed on Spotify and Pandora (and how to leverage any streaming platform to actually grow your income)


How to find a booking agent who’s actually going to do a good job for you, and how to structure an agreement with them that sets you both up for success

How to easily and consistently get high paying gigs at festivals, venues, weddings, and private events (with or without a booking agent)

How to easily cover your expenses at gigs with album and merch sales (and actually come home from every show with more cash in your pocket than you started with)

How to generate massive interest in house concerts (and make more money at them than you do at standard venue shows)

How to harness the enthusiasm you generate at live shows and online and use it to turn an enthusiastic live audience into a loyal fan base

How to tour PROFITABLY – locally, nationally, and abroad

How to make good money playing virtual concerts (with nothing but your guitar, your laptop, and a single live streaming service)

How to master the art of Music Merchandising (this could very well become your TOP source of Music-based revenue)

Music Business Accelerator


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Musician Resource Database

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Project Planner – Career Map – Budgets

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More Praise for New Artist Model

“I love what Dave is doing. It is intelligent. heart driven and serves the demands of an industry in flux. His empowering techniques are the foundation. The New Artist Model is refreshing. Dave correctly nailed the genre that we are running with for the song I Am Light (Celestial pop) which is currently finding a home on Top 40 radio formats in 15 countries and growing.”

“New Artist Model is worth ten times what it costs. I could not be more pleased. Week after week I get clear-cut laser-focused insights into what really works.

“The reason I bought the program was because of the ebook you sent out about retired people in the music business. I took a lot of your suggestions and now our group is having a ball and we are getting lots of paid gigs. They are coming back to us now wanting more. Life is good! Thanks again for all of your great advice!”

I now have over 5000 followers. I have hundreds of people who are happy and eager to share my content, and because of I have 50,000 plays a day in less than two months. I wouldn’t have believed myself at this time last year if I knew where I would be today.” 

“New Artist Model gives me a much better view of how the music industry really works. I use it to develop my own strategy to reach my personal goals using tools that are well within my reach. I’ve seen that my dreams are ACTUALLY possible! I know what steps to take.”

Artists can’t do everything, at least not at the same time. I’ve already started to strengthen my team in the first 3 weeks. it’s easy to fit in the schedule, accessible, entertaining, and insightful. I can login from phone, computer, etc. I wanted a system to MOVE forward in earning, credibility, and leveraging time to make an impact and this is it.

“Your course has changed my life. I must tell you that it was because of you and your gentle and supportive energy that my instincts told be to JOIN this group. This experience has introduced me to some of the most wonderful and giving individuals I’ve met to date.  If I did nothing else with this course I would already call this a huge success. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“Each lesson has surprised me with incredibly valuable advice. Dave has accomplished miracles in assembling so much valuable information in one course. I can’t speak highly enough about the value of the Program! Just the Facebook video alone is worth the price of the course! Having a unified strategy across platforms makes so much sense. Start it, you will be glad you did!”

“You have been such a great help and mentor since we joined the beginning of this year, and we greatly appreciate you. We are looking forward to this journey doing what we love and sharing love of music to the world!”

“I honestly think the courses are amazing and that anyone that wishes to earn a living from music NEEDS to sign up. I’ve worked for an indie label for quite a few years and have seen first hand the problems musicians and songwriters face. In short, you guys are doing a great job, so keep it up!”

“Hi Dave! Everything you are doing is insanely useful for a growing musician like me, seeking for ways to take manners into my own hands. So thank you for this, I am so excited that I can start to actually chase my dream!”

“Over a year ago I signed up for your New Artist Model, and I can say that I’ve increased revenue and booking performances in the states and Europe. I watch every video, they are extremely helpful! looking forward to what’s coming in the future!”

Live the Life in Music You Dream Of

Online Music Business Training Program
Learn at your own pace, anytime
Quick start videos and checklists
Get recognition
Grow your fanbase
Get more gigs
Make more money
Find the market for your music
Maintain artistic freedom
Pursue songwriting and licensing
Build a team to help you
Manage your time
Attract industry attention
Create a plan and focus

Get clarity and a path to follow to promote your music, grow your fanbase, and feel a sense of accomplishment as you grow your music career

If you’re struggling to break through and make a name for yourself in music, there are two things that will really get things in gear and turn music into a sustainable career for you.

#1 – you need a guide to the new music industry. And not just about how the business works today – but how to release your music online, how to build your audience, how to license your songs – and how to turn on multiple income streams.

Think of the Music Business Accelerator as a shortcut – one that gets you making money, growing your fanbase, marketing your music, and feeling a sense of accomplishment almost immediately.

You’ll learn how to quickly identify YOUR artist revenue streams – the ones that will really stand out for YOU and bring in the most income quickly – and start putting them in place one by one.

And #2, you need a system for success to show you, step-by-step, how to be successful in music.

Something that will show you alternatives to playing tours and gigging every night just to scrape by. Something that will give you simple hacks for social media so you can stay in touch with your fans without spending your life behind a computer screen.

I have the best ways to promote music for you with step-by-step instructions to grow your fanbase and more importantly – get those online fans to ACTUALLY RESPOND to your posts. I even have a bunch of templates that will help you turn all the content you’re already creating every day into cool social posts.

And then we’ll show you exactly how to get those social followers onto your email list so you can turn them into superfans who actually buy your music, merch, and tickets. And hey – if you don’t have email set up yet, I have templates that you can literally plug in and start sending to your fans the same day.

You’ll get easy gigging strategies that will show you how to break into bigger venues or even new cities – Plus easy merch checklists you can literally use at your next gig that will help you sell more – and let me tell you, this can be a huge revenue driver for you.

And on top of all that, we’ve got case studies with many really talented and successful musicians so you can see exactly how to use everything you learn – in your own music career.

30 day guarantee

And you know what – New Artist Model comes with a 30 day money back guarantee so there’s really nothing to lose. If you sign up and you don’t see the value, then just send me an email within 30 days of purchase and I’ll refund your money no questions asked.

Sound good? Cool!

Today is the day to commit to your passion for music and create energy and opportunity in your life. Let me help you with that. See how to focus your priorities, manage your time, and feel a sense of accomplishment and artistic freedom.

It’s time to take the next step. So click the button on this page and I’ll see you inside the program.

Still Have Questions?

Here is what People Have Been Asking

What is the Music Business Accelerator ?

The Music Business Accelerator is an online music business and music marketing course for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, music managers and songwriters. This training teaches essential business, licensing and music marketing skills that will take you from creativity to commerce while maximizing your chances for success. The step-by-step program is designed to give you a thorough understanding of today’s music industry and to provide the tools and techniques necessary to make a meaningful impact in today’s music market.

I want Instant Access to Everything. How do I get it?

Purchase the single payment option and you will immediately get access to all the modules.

I don’t need to understand business. I’m a creative person, an artist. Why do I need this?

Well honestly if you truly feel that way, I wish you all the best. The simple truth is that in today’s music business, only the strong survive. There is no one who is going to take better care of you than yourself, no one who cares more about your career than you do, and if you don’t take it upon yourself to learn about the business, you will never get ahead in this business.

I’m going to get signed to a record label or music publisher and have them do all that for me. Why should I sign up?

The best thing I can suggest for you is to look in the mirror and slap yourself in the face and wake up. The truth is that before any label or manager or publisher will even look at you, you have to go out and make things happen all by yourself. Read this quote from Randy Goodman at Sony Music Nashville. “I’m signing acts that already have a fan based, booking agency and are doing 100 dates a year. They are doing social marketing and have music online. They come in with a clear sense of who they are and what they want to be. Today artists are out developing their brand long before we get involved.” Start making it happen for yourself or be left in the dust.

I’m very busy and don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to this.

The programs are designed to be self-paced for the most part and you can decide how much time and effort you devote to taking them. Most people take 3-12 months to go through the program, so you can decide for yourself how fast you want to go.

How soon can I expect to see results?

We provide you with strategies and approaches that you can immediately apply to your career. Exactly what you do with them is going to depend on you and your circumstances. Once you commit yourself to doing the work you will begin to see results, which will develop over time. Some of the things you will learn will have a massive impact on your growth and your career, because you are going to learn things that I guarantee you have never thought of before. If you want your music to be more than just a hobby, you have to make it a priority!

Can I pay with PayPal?

Yes you can. Just select paypal as your payment method on checkout.