Dave Kusek is the latest WeSpin Recipes guest, and he’s here to share his passion for coaching indie musicians. The founder and former CEO of Berklee Online, today Dave is focused on helping artists develop successful careers through his New Artist Model online music business school.

On the show, we talk about the program, how crazy and fascinating it is to be an artist these days, the need to understand what you’re good at, building a team around your craft, time management, and why you may not want to chase the next shiny thing online.

Listen to the show to also hear the tough truth about building a band (don’t rush into firing your drummer after hearing it, but think about what Dave says carefully), and to learn how to “sell” yourself to other business professionals.

TIME-SENSITIVE! If you are listening to the show or reading this post before December 6th, you can still sign up for a special Master Class for free as part of Dave’s Ticket to Music Success Training. Sign up at this location.

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Show Notes:
  • New Artist Model
  • Ticket to Music Success (Free Master Class)
  • The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution (Berklee Press)
  • Dave Kusek on Twitter