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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.

All His Music Got Removed From Spotify for “Fraudulent Streaming Activity” Which He Didn’t Do

This week, Ari is joined by Benn Jordan, musician, youtuber and entrepreneur, to discuss fraudulent streaming activity, the financial challenges of being an independent musician, the future of sustaining a music career, the ethics of AI in music, and the role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI.

20,500 Artists Made $50K+ From Spotify Last Year

Spotify just revealed its annual Loud and Clear report revealing some top level numbers with some granular insights from 2023.

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.

Dance Music Record Labels Do It Differently

Ari is joined by Deron Delgado, Label Manager at DIRTYBIRD, and Sam Sciarra, the Head of A&R and Brand Director for Higher Ground.

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).

Citizen Cope on Major Labels vs. Independence, Audience Connection and Having a Seat at the Table

Citizen Cope, a.k.a Clarence Greenwood, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and performer.

How to Release an Album in 2023 (Live from SXSW)

Releasing music today is vastly different from releasing music even just 5 years ago. It's no longer about release week. It's now about release year. There are extremely important steps to take before *and after* the release of each single and album to make sure you have the biggest effect.

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. 

Ep 100! Spotify Playlists, Sync Licensing, Release Strategy (Ari Q&A Part 3)

In honor of our 100th episode celebration, Ari will be answering more of your music industry questions!
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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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