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With New Online Education Platform, Dave Kusek Wants to Build Music’s Middle …
News from Billboard:
Dave Kusek is worried about the future of music. So the former vice president at Berklee College of Music and CEO of Berkleemusic, the college’s online education program, has launched an online education platform called New Artist Model.
Kusek says he built the platform to help build a next generation of independent artists. “We as an industry need new pathways for people to develop themselves or be developed as part of a collective. You don’t have a label system working as it did. You don’t have a publishing system working as it did.”
The future of the music business depends on a more vibrant independent class of musicians, says Kusek. “Unless we find ways for new artists to break and reach an audience, the business could stall. That would be horrible.”
New Artist Model is an eight-week program targets performers, recording artists, songwriters, producers and managers. The courses cover topics such as licensing, publishing, e-commerce, concerts, promotion and networking. The first classes begin February 17th.
One key feature is the Career Map. Artists fill out a questionnaire that helps them formulate a plan for recordings, songwriting, performance, marketing strategy, building a team and financing and budgeting the business……………. continues on Billboard
UNH President Pushes Back Against Online Education At ‘Walmart Prices’
News from New Hampshire Public Radio:
Mark Huddleston, President of the University of New Hampshire, delivered his annual State of the University on Tuesday.
The University President’s speech began with a list of successes: from restored legislative funding to $ 20 million for a new school of public policy.
But President Mark Huddleston’s hour-long address soon moved to challenges facing his school’s very model of higher education.
His concerns included decreasing enrollment, climbing tuition, and competition from online and private universities:
Small wonder then, that we’re advised to call it a day. Throw everything online, substitute call centers for face to face interactions, and award competency based credits for college level analogs of GED degrees, all so our customers can enjoy every day, Walmart prices.
Huddleston asserted that building new facilities are critical to maintaining enrollment at the University. He was perhaps aiming the…………… continues on New Hampshire Public Radio