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Ari Herstand

Black Postmodern Jukebox Performers Pen Open Letter About Mistreatment

On Thursday, July 16th, in a brave act of solidarity and dissent against their employer, black musicians penned an open letter to the founder and leader of Postmodern Jukebox, Scott Bradlee.  Many posted this letter and subsequent demands to social...

Repairing Racial Inequities in the Music Industry with Artist Manager Jonathan Azu

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast Today's episode was recorded live in Los Angeles in my guest's, Jonathan Azu, backyard. This was the first in-person interview I've done since the coronavirus shutdown and we've all been locked in quarantine....

Kanye, American Idol, Grammys, Herbie Hancock, Miguel, Cirque du Soleil’s Ableton Programmer on Making It Work

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast Today on the show is Laura Escudé. She is a fantastic violinist, producer, and Ableton's first ever official certified trainer. She was hired by Ableton to teach people how to use Ableton Live....

Jamestown Revival’s Bassist on Shady Managers, Thousands of Shows, Playing Conan, Tracking to Tape – Nick Bearden

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast I recorded this week's podcast guest Nick Bearden live from his studio, Retro Lab Studios, in Nashville, Tennessee. He's a sideman, bassist, guitar player, producer, and sound engineer. Nick Bearden has played thousands...

TikTok and Instagram Influencers with Ultra Records Marketing Director

https://youtu.be/sjfzfu1E5gM Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast This week's guest is Bina Fronda. She's the marketing director for Ultra Records. Ultra Records has released artists like Steve Aoki, Alexandra Stan, Alan Walker, Lost Frequencies, and more. This was recorded live...

Manager for JP Saxe, X Ambassadors, Jukebox the Ghost is Persistent

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast The episode is with Seth Kallen. He's an artist manager for JP Saxe, X Ambassadors, Jukebox The Ghost, and many others. He talks about how to get opening slots on tours and how...

This Music Company Doesn’t Care About Black Lives

#BlackOutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused day (started by two black female executives) encouraged everyone in the music industry to take the day off from the normal business at hand and reflect on how we, as an industry, can do better for...

Huge! Musicians (and Freelancers) Can Now Get PPP Loans (with Forgiveness)

Yesterday, the SBA clarified that if you’re self-employed, a freelancer or independent contractor you can get a PPP loan with forgiveness. It was previously thought that the PPP program was only for companies with W2'd employees on payroll. But now...

Making Music During COVID-19: Ari’s Take Academy Roundtable Discussion

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast We are in very interesting times. Last week's episode was all about musicians for black lives and what this movement is all about and what we can do as allies. It has been...

White Musicians for Black Lives

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast My thoughts on what this moment and movement surrounding Black Lives Matter, #DefundThePolice and the death of George Floyd requires of white people. Namely musicians. Resources mentioned: Who...

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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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