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Ari's Take Academy

Founded in 2018 by Ari Herstand, author of the best-selling book "How to Make It in the New Music Business", ATA looks to change the music business education status quo - offering immediately applicable tools and strategies with direct pathways to success.

ATA COURSES ARE TAUGHT BY WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS.

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How This Band Made $250K Livestreaming From Home

Robert Brown, the founder and front man of the steampunk band Abney Park remembers one week in March 2020 when every one of their...

Best Music Distribution Companies – Full Comparison Chart

This is the most comprehensive digital music distribution review comparison between Amuse, AWAL, CD Baby, DistroKid, Ditto Music, LANDR, TuneCore, Songtradr, and more.

How To Crack TikTok for Musicians (From the Major Label Experts)

Do you want to know who the most powerful gatekeeper in the music industry is right now?  No, it’s not a Spotify playlist editor. It’s not a major label A&R. It’s not even a person. It’s the TikTok algorithm.  TikTok is currently the most powerful free promotional tool that musicians have at their disposal.

Podcasts

How He Made $250K on his NFT Song After He Was Dropped From Sony

Our guest this week on the New Music Business is singer/songwriter Sammy Arriaga. Ari and Sammy dive deep into everything songwriting and his successful endeavors in the world of NFTs.

Explaining the Metaverse for Musicians

Our guest this week is Anne McKinnon, the co-founder and CEO of the web3 experience platform Ristband. In this episode, Ari and Anne break down everything musicians need to know about the ever-evolving metaverse and how exactly it’ll add value to artists’ careers.

How To Make $10K a Gig Playing Performing Arts Centers

This week on the New Music Business, our very own Ari’s Take Academy course instructor Carey Rayburn (Good Co. and Rayburn Entertainment) joins Ari to discuss Performing Arts Centers and how to best navigate your live career within the Special Events market.

Sync Licensing Company Explains How Music Gets Placed

This week on the New Music Business, Ari is joined by Lyle Hysen and Kyra Wendel of the sync licensing agency, Bank Robber Music. They discuss everything from how they organize and pitch playlists, what today’s sync fees are looking like, negotiations with record labels and publishing companies, the best pitching methods, and much more!

How the World’s Largest Music Festival Books Bands

This week on the New Music Business podcast features Bob Babisch, the Vice President of Entertainment for the glorious Summerfest. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “the World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration with approximately 800k people. Babisch manages tens of millions of dollars in the entertainment budget for Summerfest on an annual basis, and has worked with a plethora of artists over his 46 years in the music industry, from The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder to Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga and Kanye West.

Ari's Take Academy

Founded in 2018 by Ari Herstand, author of the best-selling book "How to Make It in the New Music Business", ATA looks to change the music business education status quo - offering immediately applicable tools and strategies with direct pathways to success.

ATA COURSES ARE TAUGHT BY WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS.

Latest Blog Posts

How To Crack TikTok for Musicians (From the Major Label Experts)

Do you want to know who the most powerful gatekeeper in the music industry is right now?  No, it’s not a Spotify playlist editor. It’s not a major label A&R. It’s not even a person. It’s the TikTok algorithm.  TikTok is currently the most powerful free promotional tool that musicians have at their disposal.

How This Band Made $250K Livestreaming From Home

Robert Brown, the founder and front man of the steampunk band Abney Park remembers one week in March 2020 when every one of their...

Musicians Are Being Held Hostage By Record Labels in California – The Fair Act

Did you know that there is a law on the books in California that states a company cannot bind someone to a personal services agreement for longer than 7 calendar years - unless they are a RECORDING ARTIST?! That’s right, in 1987 the slimy, slippery, soulless major record labels successfully lobbied the California legislature to add an amendment to exempt recording artists from this law meant to protect people from long-term, predatory contracts. But finally, California might have a chance to right these historic wrongs with the new Bill AB-2926 (Kalra) that has been introduced.

Spotify Says Songwriters Now Make More From Streaming Than They Did From CDs

Spotify just released their new Loud and Clear report today which profiled a lot of really interesting figures. The three most surprising things that stuck out to me from this report are: How many DIY, self-released artists are earning...

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid as a Musician

Most aspiring artists are chasing their creative dreams on a shoestring budget. Musical gear, recording costs, and promotion expenses can be incredibly expensive, which...

11 Best Music Industry Podcasts for 2022

A decade ago it was nearly impossible for independent musicians and artist managers to find free resources to help them navigate the music business and develop a healthy music career. Now, the internet is flooded with self-proclaimed “gurus,” talking heads, marketers, former managers, musicians and everyone else who knows how to post a blog or distribute a podcast. The modern music industry is anything but a straight line. It can be challenging to weed through all the nonsense to get through to the Gold.

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