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Ari Herstand

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 is important for an independent distributor jumping into this ever crowded space. I sat down...

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 the process, of course, is songwriting. If the song ain’t good, well then nothing else...

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.
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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.
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