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Dave Cool




Dave Cool (and yes, that’s his real name!) is perhaps best known for having directed and produced the documentary film “What is INDIE? A look into the World of Independent Musicians” which documented the experience of being an independent artist in the music industry.
The film featured several leading experts in the music industry, including Derek Sivers (CD Baby) and Panos Panay (Sonicbids), as well as with 20 independent artists. Without any background in film and funded entirely on his own, he took the film from a small do-it-yourself project and turned it into an indie success story in its own right, with the film screening all over the world and being mentioned on CNN.com and in Newsweek Magazine.
Currently, Dave is the Program Director for the St-Ambroise Center, a cultural center founded by Montreal micro-brewery McAuslan Brewing. The St-Ambroise Center is an indie artist’s dream venue, offering $5000 in cash bursaries, fundraising support, and showcase opportunities to artists who perform there.
Dave is also an author, having co-written a guide for singer-songwriters called “Your Successful CD Release” with Peter Spellman, Director of Career Development at the Berklee College of Music.


Spoken languages
English, French
Written languages
English, French
Tech skills
Word, Excel, social networking, PR, Média
music, film, helping artists, Technology, Numbers