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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

Spotify Opens Up ‘Discovery Mode’ Wide Enabling Artists To Get More Listeners and Streams – For a Cost

Discovery Mode is basically a program where Spotify will help get you more listeners by inserting your songs into other artists’ radio stations and general “autoplay” sessions - for an additional commission. More on the commission part in a minute. 

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.

How Booking Agents Negotiate

 Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Acast JJ Cassiere is the co-founder of 33 & West, an independent talent agency that specializes in the...

Is AI Music Taking Royalties From Musicians and Composers?

This week, Ari is joined by Oleg Stavitsky, the CEO and Co-Founder of Endel.

Is Music Marketing With TikTok Still Viable

This week, Ari is joined by Suzy Yoder, founder of YO SUZY, an agency specializing in short-form vertical content for musicians.

How TikTok Music Videos Go Viral

This week, Ari is joined by Evan Blum, a director specializing in creating large batches of short form vertical content for musicians.

Why Spotify’s New Payment Model Falls Short For Emerging Artists

This week, Ari discusses his recent Variety article entitled “Why Spotify’s New Payment Model Falls Short For Emerging Artists.”

How This Record Label Sells More Vinyl Than Streams

This week, Ari is joined by Terry Cole, owner and operator of Colemine Records and Plaid Room Records.

BMG A&R on Pub Deals, Artist Development and Signing Frank Ocean

This week, Ari is joined by Tab Nkhereanye, Senior Vice President of A&R at BMG.

Sync Agent Breaks Down TV, Film, Advertising Music Licensing

This week, Ari is joined by Jen Pearce, Founder of Low Profile, a sync licensing agency.

How Lawrence Got Live Nation To End Merch Fees

This week, Ari is joined by Clyde Lawrence, Gracie Lawrence, and Jordan Cohen from the band, Lawrence.

Building an Artist Management Empire and Breaking Country Artists with Bruce Kalmick

Bruce Kalmick, CEO of WHY&HOW (a full service artist management company), is changing the narrative of "artist manager."

If UMG Gets Its Way, Smaller Indie Artists Won’t Get Paid As Much From Streaming

Last week, UMG and Deezer made an announcement that is set to be the biggest upheaval to the recorded music industry payment structure since the launch of streaming.

How Raye Zaragoza Makes a Living as a DIY Artist (Hint: Not Streaming)

This week, Ari is joined by Raye Zaragoza, a DIY artist who is making waves with her new album, writing for Netflix shows, and has been recently cast as Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan National Tour.

Support Tours, Mental Health, the State of the Live Music Industry from a Booking Agent

This week, Ari is joined by.Daniel McCartney, Music Agent at UTA and Founder/CEO of Outlast Records.

Streaming Fraud is More Serious (and Inventive) Than You Think

This week, Ari is joined by Andrew Batey and Morgan Hayduk, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Beatdapp.

How To Hack Spotify (and TikTok)

This week, Ari is joined by Ryan Vaughn, Artist Manager at Backline Creative and CFO of Head Bitch Music.

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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