In our ever-changing digital age, it's tougher than ever to "make it" in the Music Business -- let alone pay the bills with your music.
Record labels and publishing companies are no longer willing to take the risks and invest in up-and-coming artists.
If you're an independent musician, performer, recording artist, producer, manager, or songwriter and you hope to experience ANY level of success, the only way it's going to happen is if you're willing to take your music career into your own hands...
By leaving behind the old, broken model for success as an artist, and embracing a new model for musicians.
Dave Kusek - MUSIC BUSINESS CAREER COACH and Former Vice President of Berklee College of Music, Founder of Berklee Online, Founder of Passport Music Software, co-author of best-selling music business book, The Future of Music, and Founder of The New Artist Model
Get Your Music Out There and Start Making Money
Dear Musical Entrepreneur,
If you would like a clear-cut path to making a fantastic living and 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.
My name is Dave Kusek, and I've got somethings that I want to share with you as a musician.
For the past two decades, I’ve been teaching music business and music management to musicians from all over the globe through my books, live events, and online classes. I’m the founder of Passport Music Software, Berklee Online, and co-author of the best selling music business book The Future of Music.
I’ve had the honor of guiding tens of thousands of musicians through the ever-changing landscape of the Music Business, enabling them to build successful, sustainable music careers.
This is what I want for you.
And with the New Artist Model training program, I am certain that you too can make your musical dreams a reality, no matter what stage you're at in your music career right now.
The Concepts you'll find in the New Artist Model are truly on the leading edge of the music business. It's all about putting POWER into the hands of the artist like never before, by helping you develop a crystal-clear vision of your career goals, then giving you a strategy for bringing that vision to Life.
Whether you want to market your music locally and play blow-out shows, build and monetize your online following, get monthly checks in the mail for publishing royalties and sync licensing or create some combination of them all...
The New Artist Model 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.
Yes -- it DOES take WORK -- so if you've still got your heart set on finding a quick-and-easy free ride to fame and riches, do us both a favor and close out of this page.
However, if you're the type of person who gets a sense of satisfaction from putting in the effort and watching the little wins pile up... Who feels RESPONSIBLE for your own success and will stop at nothing to achieve your dreams...
Then Get the Life in Music You Dream About with the New Artist Model
New Artist Model is the program that will change your music career forever. I'm not getting paid to say this! You have to know that this is the best investment you can make for your career. You can't see it as too expensive or that you can't afford it. 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. Thank you Dave Kusek for this absolutely amazing program!!! I am so happy and incredibly grateful for you putting everything I have been looking for into one well packaged online program!!! You LITERALLY gave me the answer to all the questions I had! I feel I wasted so much time and money that I wish I had purchased it the moment I came across to it. You just scored yourself a huge portion of good karma for yourself! You just opened up a whole new world for me! I hope everyone will recognize the pearls of wisdom that you've made available to every independent artist. After I applied Dave’s YouTube strategy my videos started to really take off. This last one has over 300,000 views!
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.
“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.”
“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 !! I AM OFFICIALLY MAKING A LIVING DOING WHAT I LOVE ! Merci Dave ! your advice and inspiration has been invaluable to me ! keep pushing indie artists like me in that direction ;)”
“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! And though it’s a long way, I know what steps to take.”
"NAM is awesome. Dave is awesome. I know, because I've completed it! Which is not the end of the story, it's just the beginning…. New Artist Model has given me a framework in which to work out the details needed to turn my ideas into a workable business plan. I’ve learned to be the centre of a community (not a distant superstar , that the 'story' is AS important as the content in engaging an audience and that anything is possible. 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 sort out a way to pay the bills with a career in music, and for helping me to think outside the box. This is the life I want, love and cherish."
“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.”
"I’ve learned that it's doable. Yes, it's a difficult business but there are steps you can take to get to where you want to be. And a lot of the steps are laid out very clearly in the New Artist Model. The Indie Artist Network Facebook group has been greatly helpful to me too. It's so nice to be a part of a community of artists who are trying to do the same thing as I am. Dave Kusek also actively participates on there and it's really so very helpful and I'm grateful!"
“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!”
“Hey Guys, I bought Dave Kusek’s New Artist Model program knowing absolutely nothing about the music industry and now several months later I am confidently managing my 19 yr old daughter Kristen’s music career. Dave Kusek here’s a big thank you all the way from Barbados!“
"I totally love being part of The New Artist Model. It has directed my steps and thank you for all the personal info you have given me this year. It has been very valuable."
"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. I'm also a dedicated follower of the Lean Startup method, so to see those methodologies being applied here is very refreshing and was the key for me signing up for the courses. I truly believe these courses will significantly help aspiring musicians and give them a greater chance of earning a living from their music. In short, you guys are doing a great job, so keep it up!"
"Thanks again for your brilliant NAM programme. It has been very instrumental in making this new concert series a success and in building our LCM Group."
- Gary Smith
"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!"
"More great information! I'm taking advantage of every single video you kids put out and it's really energizing to learn more every day. Thank you! I've signed up and after only two lessons I've put the tools to use and the results are inspiring."
"My challenge is treating my music as a business, but I believe that the New Artist Model will give me the tools to be able to realize my dream of having my music be a healing influence in the world. I am SO grateful to have found you!!"
- John Hardesty
"I just wanted to say THANKS. I've already had so many "aha" moments, being an independent singer/producer myself. One of the best things is HOW you write; all of the sudden I don't feel like a meager artist peddling my miserable wares to uninterested labels- that's the old model. The new model that you laid out is so EMPOWERING- be the best I can be to the nth degree and build my brand, don't worry about whether I will be "too different" to fit into Big Music's mold because that's not going to help me at all."
"Thanks a million times over. With your great expertise my fan base has grown tremendously. You have restructured my Brand. I actually feel like a Brand. So thanks again!"
"Thanks Dave, comprehensive and very informative. I'm learning all the time from your videos and preparing for my entry into the world of music. Your advice is invaluable!! Cheers mate from Oz."
"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!"
"Great stuff, Dave! Can't thank you enough for putting out valuable information for indie musicians!"
"Thanks for being such a great Blessing to so many, The New Artist Model is POWERFUL and a Must for all Indie Artists, The research says what separates The Average from The Great, Is The Information, Thanks Dave."
-Dr. Jerry Brown
"Thanks so much for New Artist Model. By far it is the most useful and helpful economic framework and resource that I've found. I've become a bit of an evangelist for it and am always sharing it with others."
"I’m really grateful that you have created this resource. I love how the steps have been planned out, and the course is definitely timely, and gives me hope that I can make a career In music without having to sacrifice my integrity and unique tastes and talents to fit into a label’s “box”. Thanks for creating this."
"My English is bad, so I cannot say everything I want, but all can be resume in THANK YOU. Your videos really open my mind to a billion things I never imagined I could do with my artistic career, You show me that I can start my international artistic career from here! Now we want that our music go to other countries... and you show me the way of do that… Cheers."
-José Carlos Lijerón Céspedes
"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. Dave Kusek and team have our best interests at heart. The team is doing amazing things to connect us new artists with powerful tools, education, insights and connections to industry professionals--such as A&R managers--who have already provided clear revelations about what works and what doesn't. Your credentials are impeccable, and you back that up week after week with clear-cut laser-focused insights into what really works now in this new industry model."
"The program helped me get my social media sites off the ground. It has also given me a blueprint for how to make it as an independent artist in this crazy industry."
"Indie Artist Network has provided me access to a wealth of knowledge and ideas, which will help accelerate my development as an artist and music business savant much more efficiently than doing it the old fashioned way."
"My email list has grown because of the "funnel" from social media to my website that you showed me how to setup. I have even started receiving repertoire requests from fans!"
"This was the best $ I’ve ever spent. If we had this kind of info available when I was in my 20’s, I’d be freaking Alice Cooper or something by now! Thanks!"
"I want to THANK YOU SO MUCH for such an amazing program. I learned more than I could have ever imagined! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
The information on songwriting was my favorite because I’ve never been told anything like that and the tips are so helpful!!
“The course is beyond what I expected. Dreams and ideas are turning into an actually feasible plan. It’s been very good for reflecting on what I want. It’s fantastic finding what’s best suited for me, rather than being forced to fit in a specific musician profile. I was asked the right questions and I’m finding the best answers specifically for my career.”
“After 2 weeks in this awesome group and in Dave Kusek’s program I learned more about the music business as in 5 years of university (hint: I studied music…). And on top of that I got to know a bunch of lovely people, which helped me tremendously.”
“Dave you are a Godsend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and info with artists; what you said about these platforms – so helpful… am soaking up all this great info. The possibility of getting unstuck makes my heart overflow with hope.”
"New Artist Model helped us realize that the typical grind of record, release, tour, is not what works for everyone. Licensing is a true solution for some groups/artists, being home-rockstars works for others. We've sought out different ways of making money and being creative. We just have to find our place and what works for us best."
"New Artist Model has helped me start to formulate a plan of action instead of just waiting for things to happen. I've begun planning a great CD release show that will hopefully draw a lot of people. The success is that I'm moving forward on a plan I was procrastinating on."
"The New Artist Model made me realize how much of my music career is solely in my own hands, which makes me happy, because I hate the idea of having a boss. Honestly, the New Artist model itself as a product has been an inspiration for me to try and model my business after."
"NAM has helped me to cut through the mystery of indie artist success towards formulating a concrete plan towards reaching my personal goals."
"The program has so much great info and we are using it to get all the details set up for my music. It's a great source of reference for everything I need to do. And I got connected to other musicians that are doing the program and we all help each other by supporting each other's music."
"I have been more structured with my goals - both long term and short term goals. I finally launched my website and I have begun to think about sponsorship opportunities."
"The New Artist Model has helped me outline all of the social media tasks that need to be done and put them into manageable steps so that they actually get completed. I'm working on a video collaboration with another local artist as a result of watching one of Dave's videos on collaborations."
"We have been implementing the strategy of giving away our music in exchange for email addresses that we learned in Dave Kusek's New Artist Model to successfully create our own fan base. We have taken a leap of faith by giving away for free our first album that we spent thousands of dollars producing and in doing so we have expanded our social media platforms and our email subscriber list."
"My email list has grown because of the "funnel" from social media to my website. I have even started receiving repertoire requests from fans!"
"It has totally changed my view of how to be successful. The New Artist Model has helped me develop a framework that not only inspires me to make the best music I can, but also to be WISE about how I handle the business end of my music."
This is so good! Thanks! It's all there but people like me just aren't aware. I have already got my money's worth :) 3 videos in :) Thanks again!"
"Thanks so much for your incredible pearls of wisdom! I now have a plan, and laser-like focus! My success, from this point forward, I now consider inevitable. Nothing can stop me now, baby!”
"I am a touring musician for the last 3 years, going on releasing my bands Sophomore album, and this is exactly what we need right now as we've turned independent and hit a wall when it comes to our fan-reach. Cheers from Israel Dave!"
That's just a taste of what you'll discover in the New Artist Model
There are 12 Modules in all, which will walk you through each step you need to take in order to create an abundant and sustainable income in the music business, no matter what genre, and no matter what stage you're at in your career right now -- whether you're a songwriter, performing musician, manager, producer, or anything in between.
You will develop a clear Vision of the career that's perfect for your unique skills, passions, and interests, and you'll be given a clear understanding of HOW to make it happen -- which music-based revenue streams to tap into, what tools you have at your disposal, and WHICH of them to use (and which to ignore.)
Simply put, the New Artist Model program takes the guesswork out of the music business and puts you firmly in the driver's seat of your career.
Plus, in order to truly set you up for long-term success - you will also receive LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to the Indie Artist Network private Facebook Community.
The Indie Artist Network is a global community of independent songwriters, performing artists, studio musicians, recording artists indie publisher and label owners, managers, and promoters -- all dedicated creating sustainable and profitable careers in the music business.
This is where the New Artist Model really comes to LIFE, and where you can actually see the strategies and tactics from the course put into practice.
Inside you will find:
The discussion board alone is a wealth of real-time case studies, innovative DIY promotion ideas, and detailed accounts of what's working (and what's NOT) in just about every type of career you could imagine.
You'll also get access to the New Artist Model approved resource library for independent musicians
This is a carefully chosen list of resources was hand-picked by me and my team and contains links to services and tools from around the industry, that are designed specifically to help you succeed.
Inside you will find BONUSES including Checklists, Discounts, eBooks, Videos and Quick Start Guides to get you moving quickly.
The Musician's Resources library will save you literally THOUSANDS of hours of research and combing through the internet to find the tools and resources you need make your dreams a reality.
Once you've gone through the New Artist Model training and developed your Career Map, you'll know exactly what types of tools you'll need, and our resource library will make it EASY to choose the right ones and put them to work for you as quickly and effectively as possible.
With the New Artist Model Training Program to show you HOW to succeed, the Resources that allow you to make it happen, and the support of THOUSANDS of other Musical Entrepreneurs just like you in the Indie Artist Network, enrolling New Artist Model is truly the BEST possible move you can make for your Music Career.
Right Now You're At A Crossroads
You can either keep grinding down the path you've been on -- hoping and praying that someday the stars will align and your career will "take off" on its own...
OR, you can demonstrate your belief in your own potential as an artist, and truly commit to achieving your dreams by investing in a personalized roadmap to the Life of Your Dreams.
Because that's what enrolling in the New Artist Model really is -- an Investment in Your Own SUCCESS.
So here's the deal:
We have three levels of New Artist Model Music Business Training as ready for you right now. Just choose the one best suited for your budget and your ambitions and get started now.
Plus, when you sign up today you'll be getting my 7 Day "Trial Run" 100% Money Back Guarantee.
Sign up for the New Artist Model Essential Music Business training today, check it out for the next week, and if you decide that a career in Music is NOT for you -- just send me an email and I will refund you completely, no questions asked.
This program WILL teach you everything you need to know in order to assemble a team who believe in your music and build a system for generating consistent, reliable (and often automated) income as a musician...
But it all starts with you. It takes dedication and the willingness to put in the hard work -- a Musical Entrepreneur's Mindset. If you if playing music is just something you do in your "spare time" and you have no interest in putting in the sweat equity to build a career for yourself, then the New Artist Model is definitely NOT for you.
However, if you KNOW without the shadow of a doubt that you were born to bring more music into the world... or even if you've always DREAMED of making money with your music and receiving appreciation for your art, but for whatever reason, Life just never made it easy for you to pursue your passion...
I invite you to join us.
Enroll in any New Artist Model program, and take the next week to go through the first module of the course. By the time you finish, you'll have a clear understanding of how the music industry works, and how you see yourself in it.
If you decide at that point you'd rather stick to music as a hobby, just send me an email and we'll refund you immediately. However, if you decide that you really ARE committed to honoring your passion and having a successful music career, I will help you make it happen.
Sound good? Cool!
All About the New Artist Model Online Musician Programs
What is the New Artist Model?
The New Artist Model in an online musician business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers and songwriters. This school teaches essential business and marketing skills that will take you from creativity to commerce while maximizing your chances for success. The online musician courses are designed to give musicians a strong understanding of the current 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?
When you purchase a single payment option you immediately get access to all the modules.
I can't afford this.
Maybe you can sell some of the crap sitting in your garage or studio that you no longer use. Truthfully, if you don’t invest in yourself, then who will? Find a way. These are high quality, proven programs that will put you on the path to success. What is your dream worth to you?
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 label or 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.
How do I know if this program is right for me?
There are 3 different types of musicians that will be right for this program:
Who this program is NOT for:
If any of that describes you, we wish you all the best. This program is for people who can envision success and believe that it is possible to achieve your dreams.
How much time will I have 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.
Will I be able to ask questions along the way?
Yes, of course. That’s one of the reasons we created the Indie Artist Network private Facebook group. You can also email us at any time and we will be there to guide you through the material.
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 use PayPal.
Any other questions?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org