fbpx

Join the movement

Join the movement!

Join the movement!

Share this:

How This Vibraphonist Became a TikTok Influencer and Hit Songwriter with Justin Vibes

Unlimited Release on Tunecore for only $14.99/year

Join the movement!

NMB Justin Vibes YouTube Thumbnail 1

Must Read

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.

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.

How To Actually Make 2023 Work For You

Can you feel it? The kindling of hope. The match of passion. The flicker of possibility.
Avatar photo
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.
Share this:
How This Vibraphonist Became a TikTok Influencer and Hit Songwriter with Justin Vibes

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast

Justin Vibes is a multi-platinum songwriter, producer, vocalist, and vibraphonist. Over recent years, the Baltimore born and Trinidadian musician found success in Los Angeles writing songs for Eminem, Chris Brown, Tyga, and Kodak Black. With the alternative pop duo, Capital Cities, he has performed at festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, as well as different world tours under his belt.

In this episode, Vibes discusses how he went viral on TikTok, the uniqueness of incorporating the vibraphone into mainstream music, his career as both a solo artist and collaborator, and much more. Welcome to season 3!

05:25 Justin’s Story
08:04 Taking Song Requests
13:18 Going Viral on TikTok (Nickelodeon and ESPN)
19:52 The Result of Going Viral
26:45 Brand Deals and Partnerships
30:09 How Much Justin Makes
35:05 Writing Jingles
36:43 Brand Deals and Partnerships (Continued)
40:53 If a Brand Video Flops
44:57 Ari’s Acting Career
46:42 Advice for Musicians on TikTok
1:00:46 Justin’s Career As a Songwriter and Producer
1:10:00 Ghost Writing and Publishing Deals
1:15:32 What’s Next for Justin
1:18:58 Final Question

About The Author

Avatar photo
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.

Join the movement!

Sym_StarterAds_728x90
Advertisement
SideDoor_OTR_300x600

Podcast

Is SubmitHub Good or Bad for Indie Musicians: Interview with the Founder

Jason Grishkoff started a music blog called Indie Shuffle back in 2007, when music blogs were still cool. After a 3-year stint at Google, he was lucky to take the blog full-time in 2013. From 2014 to 2015 digital advertising in the music industry changed rapidly, and a number of bloggers found themselves looking for alternative sources of income. Many gave up to focus on their day jobs, but Jason decided to double-down on his coding abilities and created a website called SubmitHub, where musicians, labels and publicists could submit their songs to blogs like Indie Shuffle. Flash forward to 2022 and nearly 30 million submissions have been submitted through the platform. Jason still runs the operation as the only developer, and the product is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern music promotion industry.
Advertisement
The-MLC-Vertical-300x600
DistroKid_ArisTake_120x600

Related Posts