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When Greeting Fans, Never Say These 4 Words

When you’re at a show, you are onstage from the moment the doors open to the moment they close. Even if you’re not physically standing on the stage. You are the artist and there is a spotlight on you, even if you’re hiding in the corner trying to get ready. If you’re being loud and obnoxious at the bar during the opener’s set, people will notice.

Billie Eilish Booking Agent Tom Windish on Touring, Opening Slots and Artist Development

This week on the New Music Business podcast, we are joined by Veteran booking agent Tom Windish. As Head of A&R and Business Development at Wasserman Music, Windish has developed the touring careers of some of the hottest names in music, including Billie Eilish, Lorde, alt-J and The xx. In this episode, Ari and Tom discuss the state of the live music industry, how booking agents operate, why tour buy-ins are unethical, the process of signing new artists, running a record label, and much more!

What the Touring Landscape Looks like Post-Pandemic

breaking down the current state of the touring landscape of both the micro and macro touring industry.

Indie Touring and How To Build Your Team with The Suffers

Joining us this week on the New Music Business is Kam Franklin, lead singer of the Houston-based soul band, The Suffers.

Troubadour Booker on the New Live Music Landscape

This week on the New Music Business, our guest is Jordan Anderson who is the new talent buyer for the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Live Nation Urban VP on Festivals, Touring and Promoting Culture

This week on the New Music Business, our guest is Brandon Pankey, the Vice President of Business Development and Operations of Live Nation Urban.

Club Booking, Opening Slots, Deal Breakdowns with Brooklyn Bowl Talent Buyer

Our guest on the New Music Business this week is the talent buyer of the Brooklyn Bowl, Paul Bacher. In this episode, we dive into how the venue operates and books acts, how artists should be writing their booking emails, the current state of the live music industry, and much more!

Explaining the Metaverse for Musicians

Our guest this week is Anne McKinnon, the co-founder and CEO of the web3 experience platform Ristband. In this episode, Ari and Anne break down everything musicians need to know about the ever-evolving metaverse and how exactly it’ll add value to artists’ careers.

Has TV Gotten Too Good for Live Music’s Resurgence?

The other night I found myself on a front porch in Highland Park for show #42 of quirk-rock band More Fatter's backyard concert tour.  While major festivals and traditional tours are getting cancelled left and right, these guys managed to...

How To Put on a Drive-in Concert

  Last month, we at Ari’s Take had the distinct honor and pleasure of presenting one of Los Angeles’ first (and only) concerts since March!  The concert was the release show for the incomparable Annabel Lee for her new song “Los...
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7 Ways to Find a Manager

The manager is the most important person in your operation. Your manager is your teammate. Your partner. Your friend. Finding a manager is about timing, being in the right place at the right time and, really, making it seem like you don’t need a manager.
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