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Ari Herstand
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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Producer Manager on Points, Payment, Sessions and Publishing

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This week, Ari is joined by Laura Jones, a producer manager and founder of Little Underground Management. They discuss negotiating contracts, signing up and coming producers, and navigating royalty splits. Little Underground Management represents producers and helps connect them with artists, with her role being 50% creative and 50% business administration. On the creative side, she acts as a musical matchmaker, connecting producers with artists, songwriters, and engineers. On the business side, she negotiates fees, contracts, and schedules, and oversees the entire recording process. In this conversation, Ari and Laura discuss the complexities of songwriting and publishing splits in the music industry. They explore how songwriting credits are determined, the challenges of splitting royalties, and the politics involved in negotiating publishing deals. Laura shares insights into how deals are structured, the importance of contracts, and the challenges of getting paid in a timely manner.

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00:00 The Importance of Contracts for Producers
02:23 Understanding Master Royalties and Publishing
09:39 The Role of Producer Managers in Connecting Producers with Artists
23:33 How Producer Deals Work: Fees and Royalties
34:01 Navigating Different Genres and Deal Structures
36:28 The Complexities of Publishing Rights
49:40 Challenges of Getting Paid in the Music Industry
53:49 The Importance of Contracts for Producers and Songwriters
01:02:19 Finding a Manager as a Producer

Edited and mixed by Ari Davids
Music by Brassroots District
Produced by the team at Ari’s Take

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Ari Herstand
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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