“Mother’s Hammer” by ANNABEL LEE is a Genre-Defying Masterpiece
On this International Women’s Day, I’d like to celebrate the achievement of the most inspiring woman I know. The first time I saw Annabel Lee perform was at an intimate songwriter night in Los Angeles. The room was in disbelief...
Theo Katzman (of Vulfpeck) 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.
How To Crack TikTok for Musicians (From the Major Label Experts)
Do you want to know who the most powerful gatekeeper in the music industry is right now? No, it’s not a Spotify playlist editor. It’s not a major label A&R. It’s not even a person. It’s the TikTok algorithm. TikTok is currently the most powerful free promotional tool that musicians have at their disposal.
8 Money Mistakes to Avoid as a Musician
Most aspiring artists are chasing their creative dreams on a shoestring budget. Musical gear, recording costs, and promotion expenses can be incredibly expensive, which is why properly managing your money is crucial. As an independent musician who’s spent the last...
Lucifer Music: Season 5, Episode 11
What was that song from the new season of Lucifer? "High and Mighty" by Annabel Lee. It kicked in, during season 5, episode 11, when Lucifer and Chloe were at the police station talking about the body that Ella has downtown....
You Can Get Your Song In LA Weekly (If You Pay $300)
So this is what music journalism has come to? I was recently hit up in my Instagram DMs from “Anastasia” whose bio reads: “Influencer Marketer ~GOOGLE NEWS PUBLISHER~ If you want to publish yourself on high rated Google news approved sites...
How To Claim Your Artist Profile & Make The Most of [Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Pandora] “For Artists”
If you’ve had music on Spotify for more than a few years, you remember the days of muddling through the mystery-laden world of Rovi, asking gatekeepers and submitting tickets into a blackhole in an attempt to just get your...
Few Points About BMI Music Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers
If you’re a songwriter or publisher with BMI, or you’re thinking of joining BMI, this post is for you. It simply collects royalties for publishers and songwriters. What Is BMI? Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is a performing rights organization (PRO). It represents...
How Important are Spotify Followers?
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Whether it's Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube; growing followers is fundamental in becoming a successful artist. But what about Spotify followers specifically? The first thing we pay attention to when it comes to Spotify is our Monthly Listeners. And yes, don’t...
How to Rise Through the Spotify Charts
Is it realistic to think you can climb up the Spotify Charts? It’s definitely possible. But should you even care? Do the Spotify Charts actually matter? Are Spotify Charts Really That Important? As of February 2021, Spotify revealed they had 345...
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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.