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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.
Spotify's Payment Model and Your Release Timeline | The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

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In today’s episode I discuss the controversy surrounding the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek’s comment: “you can’t record music once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough.”

I also go into how Spotify’s payment model actually works and if it’s fair or not.


Quick links:

1:56 – What Daniel Ek said
3:20 – How the music industry reacted to Ek’s statement
9:10 – Art creation and new music business release strategy
13:15 – Making a living on Spotify streams and playing the playlisting game
23:35 – Breaking down the Spotify payment system
33:20 – Being successful without playing the Spotify playlisting game

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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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