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SoundCloud is Allowing Artists To Contact Fans (and Get Paid More)

Joining us this week on the New Music Business are SoundCloud’s very own Tracy Chan (Chief Content Officer) and Emmy Lovell (Global Head of Music).

​This Music Publicist Has Upended the Entire PR Model

This week on the New Music Business, Ari is joined by the founder of Purple Bite PR, Mikel Corrente. In the last few years Corrente adapted a “Zero-Risk” guaranteed or money back system that is very uncommon in the PR industry but it’s more transparent and fairer than the traditional PR system. Some examples of artists and companies that Corrente has worked with are: Sony Music, Kat Graham, Red Light Management, Mix Master Mike, Elohim, Jesse Jo Stark, Lauren Ruth Ward, BIIANCO, and many more.

How to Navigate the New Live Music Industry

Today’s episode compiles interviews from some of our favorite past guests in the touring space.

How To Book House Concerts With Side Door (Review)

Not only are house concerts fun to play, they can be quite lucrative. Side Door looks to bridge the gap between artist and host.

Madison McFerrin Stays “Fiercely Independent” With Her Nontraditional Team

This week on the New Music Business podcast, Ari is joined by the completely independent and incomparable neo-soul artist and producer, Madison McFerrin (recorded live at the Labelcoin x Roland House at SXSW last week).

Promoting Shows and Engaging Fans with Bandsintown

With 560,000 registered artists, Bandsintown is one of the largest artist services platforms in the world. 97% of the Top 500 artists in America are active on the platform.

Theo Katzman on Recording, Songwriting and Staying Independent

To celebrate the third edition of How to Make It In The New Music Business, the Ari’s Take team collaborated with Shuttershot Productions to capture Ari Herstand’s special interview and Q&A with the incomparable Theo Katzman (of Vulfpeck). This episode was recorded live at The Grove’s Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on January 17th.

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. 

Succeeding on Twitch as a Musician

Danielle Allard is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Twitch Partner.

What Happens After a Band Gets Signed (Then Dropped) from TikTok

The Rare Occasions are an LA-based, New England-bred indie rock band known for their explosive garage rock anthems with catchy vocal harmonies. In 2021 the band released their first album as a trio, Big Whoop, which received significant press and radio play. Around the same time, their 2016 track “Notion” went viral on TikTok and continues to make waves, topping Spotify’s viral chart in the US and several other countries, and later landing on Billboard’s alternative charts and top 100 singles charts in the UK, Ireland, and Canada. The Rare Occasions released their new EP, Attaboy, on November 4th, 2022. The first single off the EP “Seasick” has already garnered the attention of radio DJs across the country including SiriusXM’s Alt Nation with the second single “Not Afraid” being an explosive follow up. After sharing Attaboy’s hard-hitting riffs, danceable grooves, and ear-catching melodies with audiences across the nation on their Fall 2022 headline tour, the band has shifted its efforts towards new music in 2023.
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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
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