Dave Kusek is an American entrepreneur, musician, teacher and best selling author. His online music school, New Artist Model helps thousands of musicians around the world pursue musical careers.
Dave is the founder and former CEO of Berklee Online, the world’s largest music school reaching over 30,000 students and former Vice President at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Kusek helped develop the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), was co-inventor of the first electronic drums called “Synare”, and co-founder of the first music software company Passport Designs. His efforts, along with others, set the stage for the multi-billion dollar digital music market that exists today.
In 2005 he co-authored the best selling music business book “The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution” which predicted much of what has happened in digital music, including the iPhone, Apple’s SIRI, Spotify, and the popularity of streaming music.