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Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand
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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All His Music Got Removed From Spotify for "Fraudulent Streaming Activity" Which He Didn't Do

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This week, Ari is joined by Benn Jordan, musician, youtuber and entrepreneur, to discuss the many challenges of the modern streaming focused music industry. They discuss the recent issue around artists getting their music removed from streaming services due to fraudulent streaming activity and the impact on artists’ careers. The conversation also touches on the recent zero tolerance policy of distributors. The conversation covers topics such as the financial challenges of being an independent musician, the future of sustaining a music career, the ethics of AI in music, creating ethical AI models, and the role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI.

Benn’s original video (Spotify’s Phony War On Bots)

Chapters

00:00 Introduction
05:35 Challenges of Streaming Platforms
11:10 The Problem with Subsidized Streaming
15:26 The Success Story of Independent Artists
22:43 Introduction to VoiceSwap
36:21 The financial challenges of being an independent musician
44:02 The future of sustaining a music career
49:43 The ethics of AI in music
01:00:02 The role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI
01:01:52 Defining success in the new music business

Edited and mixed by Ari Davids-Ergas
Music by Brassroots District
Produced by the team at Ari’s Take

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Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand
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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