Make Money in Music

Explore proven strategies for success for independent musicians, songwriters and producers in this music blog about the future of music and you. Think big about your music career and prosper.

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The Record Business vs. The Music Business

"The latest CD sales numbers are part of an increasingly bleak picture, with the first half of 2005 likely to be a big disappointment. Disc sales have been declining for years, that is nothing new, but now it appears that the bottom could…

School of Rock Dot Com

An editor at Performing Songwriter takes the Future of Music course. "By far the biggest benefit of the online course was the wealth of information.  The class took us from music industry basics, including topics like 'What is Music,'…
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Subscriptions vs. Downloads

How will fans purchase music in the future? Will people keep buying tracks for their personal libraries on iTunes or will the subscription model proposed by Napster, Real and others be the ultimate channel of consumption? Should music become…
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Keepin’ it Reel to Reel: The Future of Music

To The Best of Our Knowledge Seven hundred million people get their music from the Internet. More than 10 million people own iPods. Does this mean that compact discs and record companies are going the way of the gramophone and eight-track…

Publishers Weekly Review

* THE FUTURE OF MUSIC David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard. Berklee, $16.95 paper (216p) ISBN 0-87639-059-9 In what could be one of the most provocative music books published this year, two innovators in music technology take a fascinating look at…
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Forbes - Music Like Water

People should pay for their music the way they pay for gas or electricity.Forbes Article 2005 More people are consuming music today than ever before, yet very few of them are paying for it. The music recording industry blames file sharing…

Clear Channel

We wrote about the company in the book and have received a letter asking us to clarify some of what we wrote about them.  We do believe that Clear Channel is a powerful force in the music industry and has begun making some moves to strengthen…

About the Book

The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution Table of Contents 1. Music Like Water 2. Our Top-10 Truths of the Music Business 3. Futurizing some Popular Music Industry Myths 4. The Future of Music Marketing and Promotion 5.…

About the Authors

About David Kusek David Kusek is a musician who has been inventing the future of music for the past twenty-five years. He was one of the first to capitalize on the commercial potential of computers and music. As an early synthesizer and electronic…

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Make money in music and explore the Future of Music with Dave Kusek and the New Artist Model for independent musicians and indie artists. Make money in music via this future music blog. Learn about the music business from how to get on spotify playlists to instagram for musicians to how to promote your music and get your music licensed. Learn the best way to promote your music, music marketing and music career success strategies through the New Artist Model approach. Discover tips and strategies and techniques that you can use to advance your music career.  Find ways to book more shows and gigs, learn about copyright, licensing and music publishing, record labels, music marketing, music news, music website, musician success, merchandise, management, performing, songwriting and recording in this music blog. If you want to be a musician and make money in music the you must learn how to promote your music online and develop online press kits visit this future music blog now and learn about music marketing, online music promotion and how to promote your music.