Dave Kusek

Hack the Music Business

Hack the Music Business by Dave Kusek
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nonfiction Arts, Self-Improvement
For readers of:Brendan Burchard, Donald Passman, Jeff Walker, Seth Godin, Tony Robbins
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PublisherNew Artist Model
Publication DateFebruary 2015
About the Book

This is the best time in the history of the music industry to be a musician. For the first time, musicians can build their own career as entrepreneurs. Get an easy to understand overview of touring, distribution, sponsorships, content marketing and publishing while also learning actionable strategies used by many successful indie musicians. If you’re an aspiring musician, songwriter, producer, DJ, or manager and want to build a sustainable income around your music, you need to take the next step and hack the music business.

Dave Kusek, who co-wrote The Future of Music book and started a new era of music education with Berklee Online, brings his 20+ years of experience with indie musicians to help you build a successful career in the music business of today.

  • Run your music business like a startup.
  • Develop goals and a path to get there.
  • Learn proven ways to promote your music.
  • Learn how to engage directly with your fans.
  • Get more gigs, get more people to your shows, and tour in new cities.
  • Record and release your music without a record label.
  • Understand music copyrights - the foundation of your music career.
  • Incorporate music publishing and licensing into your strategy.

If you want to build a sustainable income around your music you must start thinking of yourself as an entrepreneur, and that is exactly what this book will help you to do. Take the next step in your music career and hack the music business.


About the Author

Hi, I'm Dave Kusek and the founder of New Artist Model.

I've 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 millions of people live their dreams in music.

I co-wrote the The Future of Music book which has sold over 50,000 copies and am a regular music blogger. In that book we predicted the iPhone, Siri and Spotify.

I helped to get the MIDI standard started long ago and was a pioneer of digital music at Passport Music Software where we helped hundreds of thousands of musicians create music. I was also the co-creator of Synare electronic drums and developed one of the first digital sequencers.

I have always been an advocate for independent musicians and my contributions have helped make it possible for you to do what you do today in music production, business and independent music marketing.

As the founder and former CEO of Berkleemusic, the world's largest music school, I have helped teach tens of thousands of students around the world and created hundreds of online music courses. At Berklee College of Music, we won the award for the Best Online Course eight years in a row.

I taught music business at Berklee for 14 years and have worked with tens of thousands of musicians to help shape their careers.I've worked with artists, songwriters, performers, promoters, managers, label people, publishers, booking agents, and A&R reps.

I love the music business and think this is a great time to be a musician. I hope that you will join me and check out the New Artist Model.


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