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

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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

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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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