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The "music industry bible" by Ari Herstand has been widely adopted by music schools and universities across the world, inspiring tens of thousands of musicians to stop waiting around for that big break and take matters into their own hands.

"The go-to source for navigating the industry's dire straits. A must-read for musicians." - Billboard Magazine

Amuse Distribution Review 2024: An In-Depth Assessment of the Platform

Over the past few years, Amuse has established itself as one of the most popular music distribution services for DIY artists. I sat down with Amuse to get a deeper understanding of how they have evolved since their inception in 2017. 

Best Music Distribution Companies in 2024 – 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.

20,500 Artists Made $50K+ From Spotify Last Year

Spotify just revealed its annual Loud and Clear report revealing some top level numbers with some granular insights from 2023.

Haley Joelle on Staying DIY With TikTok Fame and Spotify Love

This week, Ari is joined by Haley Joelle, an independent singer-songwriter and artist whose music has resonated with millions of listeners around the world.

Too Lost Distribution Review 2024: An In-Depth Assessment of the Platform

The newest distributor of prominence to the game is Too Lost. And boy have they been taking notes over the years as to what...

Hip Hop for Kids? Snoop Dogg’s TV show and Origin of the Viral Hit “Go Go Go, Who’s Next”

Ari is joined by producer and creator of hit kids show “Doggyland,” Claude Brooks, to discuss his journey of building a successful show and the importance of perseverance and consistency. They also touch on how his journey on he collaborated with Snoop Dogg, as well as the impact of social media platforms in promoting his work.

Is DistroKid’s Mastering Service Worth It? An Honest Review

A mixing engineer once told me that every step of the recording process becomes less important.  And I get his reasoning. The first step of...

Tom Hanks’ Music Supervisor on the Evolution of Sync Licensing

Ari is joined by Deva Anderson, an award-winning music supervisor of over 70 films and productions, such as Masters of the Air, Blade Runner 2049, and Band of Brothers.

How a Sony JV Record Label Develops Artists

This week, Ari is joined by David Rishty, President of Palm Tree Records

Producer Manager on Points, Payment, Sessions and Publishing

This week, Ari is joined by Laura Jones, a producer manager and founder of Little Underground Management

Understanding How Digital & Physical Mechanical Royalties Work

This week, Ari is joined by Serona Elton, head of educational partnerships at the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), to discuss mechanical royalties and licensing in the music industry.

SLANDER, Deorro, NGHTMRE Manager on Selling 400K Tix In a Year, Building Electronic Artists & DJs

This week, Ari is joined by CEO of Prodigy Artists and manager of SLANDER, Deorro, NGHTMRE, and more.

We Can Learn A Lot From the Dance Music Industry

This week, Ari is joined by Moody Jones, the General Manager of Dance at EMPIRE.

Artist Manager on Release Strategy, Record Deals and the TikTok Ban

This week, Ari is joined by Michele Harrison, founder of MPH Collective and artist manager

How Spotify’s Algorithm Works (From Its Creator)

This week, Ari is joined by Glenn McDonald, Spotify’s data alchemist and the creator of the music exploration site Every Noise at Once.

All His Music Got Removed From Spotify for “Fraudulent Streaming Activity” Which He Didn’t Do

This week, Ari is joined by Benn Jordan, musician, youtuber and entrepreneur, to discuss fraudulent streaming activity, the financial challenges of being an independent musician, the future of sustaining a music career, the ethics of AI in music, and the role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI.

Mixing SZA, Engineering Bob Dylan, Collaborating with Rick Rubin

This week, Ari is joined by grammy nominated engineer and producer Dana Nielsen, to discuss his career journey, collaborating with award winning artists, and making it as a mix engineer.

Life & Beth Music Supervisor on Placing Music and Getting the Job

Brittany Douziech is a film and TV music supervisor with 20 years of industry experience. She has a knack for supervising projects that become festival darlings including the feature film, The Long Game, which won the SXSW Audience Narrative Award in 2023; and the documentary, Body Parts, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca and AFI Film Festivals. Additionally, Brittany has worked alongside veteran music supervisors Frankie Pine and Joe Rudge on a variety of TV projects, including Netflix’s From Scratch, Hulu’s Life & Beth, Amazon’s A League of Their Own and Daisy Jones & the Six, which was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Music Supervision.

Podcasts

Ari's Take Academy

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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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