Ari's Take - The Biz Behind Full-Time Independent Music by musician Ari Herstand

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Consult with an Artist Manager

I've been fortunate to get to know a bunch of very successful artist managers being out here in LA. And some of these managers have agreed to meet with Ari's Take readers who are looking for some guidance.

The managers who have agreed to meet with you represent:

Counting Crows, Emily King, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, O.A.R., Switchfoot, Allen Stone, Parachute, James Vincent McMorrow, Bad Suns, Alexander, Dan the Automator, Letts, Lia Ices, Lecrea, Fiction Family, Jon Foreman, Borgeous, Brillz, Deep Dish, Ferry Corsten, Frenship, Ferry Corsten, Giorgio Moroder, Icona Pop, Greg Holden, David Ryan Harris, Rosi Golan, Gabe Dixon, Scott Effman, Boots Ottestad, Shervin Lainez, Garrison Starr, Carly Paige, Anna Pancaldi, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Blake Mills.

As soon as I receive payment I'll get in touch with you to see which manager you'd like to meet with and we'll set it up. The session will last 60 minutes and will be done via Skype or over the phone. If you're in the same city as the manager (most live in LA or NYC) then you can meet in person if the timing works.

A 60 minute session costs $300. Signup here:

Book a One-On-One Session With Me

Let me start off by saying, I'm a musician first. I make my money playing music (and more recently acting and writing). I started Ari's Take to help musicians (not for me to make money). I do love helping talented, hard-working musicians out one-on-one, but just can't dedicate the time necessary to help everyone. So, I've setup a consulting program where if you're serious enough to pay for a session then I'm serious enough to sit down and talk it out with you. I've settled on rates that's worth my time and won't break your bank.

I've consulted musicians ranging from full-time touring bands selling out venues around the country, to singer/songwriters looking to book their first show. I worked with a 67 year old musician now looking to get serious with music (after retiring from his office job) and a 35 year old dad with a wife and three kids trying to figure out how to work music into the equation (without hitting the road). I created a pitch, plan and proposal that got a 25 year old singer/songwriter to secure a $100,000 investment. I helped a band break into the college market (making LOTS of money) and helped a singer/songwriter negotiate the terms of her producer contract and helped her setup her own publishing company to earn 100% of her songwriting income.

I've worked with bands and musicians of every genre.

Please don't ask me how to make you a star like I have the magic star bullet and will shoot it through the Skype screen and POOF you're a star. Please come with specific questions and we can brainstorm ways on how to build your career. Come prepared. Let's get specific. Don't just show me a song and say "what now." Come with a vision of where you'd like to see your career going. What is your one year goal? 5 year goals?

Do you want to tour? Do you want to build a social following? Are you releasing an album? Do you want to sell out a local show? Are you looking for more press? Do you want to break into the college market? Do you want to figure out ways to make more money? Trying to figure out why you aren't gaining traction? We can dig into it. But please please please come with some specific questions. If you want me to spend the entire session listening to every song on your album and giving my thoughts on that, I can do that, but I think my time is better spent on helping you build your business.

If you'd like to setup a consulting session with me you can do there here. As soon as I receive payment I'll get in touch to find a time that works for us. If you don't hear from me within 24 hours email

One 60 minute session costs $350. Signup here:

Bring Me To You

I have presented and performed at colleges, high schools, conferences, festivals and other various events. If you'd like to hire me as a guest speaker to present for your organization contact to discuss opportunities.