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**WEBBY AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC PODCAST**
“#1 music industry podcast to help keep you in the loop” -Spotify
“The 10 Best Music Business Podcasts of 2022” – Variety
Ari Herstand is the best-selling author of How To Make It in the New Music Business. Forbes calls him “The poster child of DIY music.” In this show, he deconstructs the brightest minds in the music industry, digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and strategies that listeners can use to run successful careers of their own. Ari offers straight talk with no fluff and doesn’t let his guests off easy. If there is a way, Ari will find it.

The New Music Business Podcast with Ari Herstand

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Roc Nation Is Actually Developing Artists

This week, Ari is joined by Shari Bryant and Omar Grant, co-presidents of Label at Roc Nation, the entertainment powerhouse chaired by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.

Theo Katzman on Recording, Songwriting and Staying Independent

To celebrate the third edition of How to Make It In The New Music Business, the Ari’s Take team collaborated with Shuttershot Productions to capture Ari Herstand’s special interview and Q&A with the incomparable Theo Katzman (of Vulfpeck). This episode was recorded live at The Grove’s Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on January 17th.

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!

The Business of Hit Songwriting with Bonnie McKee

Joining us this week on the New Music Business is the hit songwriter and producer, Bonnie McKee. Since the early 2000s, McKee has written 10 singles that have reached #1 in the US and UK, which have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide combined.

The Spotify Interview

Joining us this week is Sam Duboff, the Director and Head of Creator Brand & Product Marketing at Spotify! In this episode, Ari and Sam dive deep into everything about Spotify for Artists’ promotional tools, editorial vs. algorithmic playlists, production credits, payment structure, and much more.

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How Fly By Midnight Went From YouTubers to Sold Out Tours

This week, Ari is joined by Justin Bryte and Slavo of the hit group, Fly By Midnight, to discuss their journey as independent artists.

From Backyards to Coachella, How The Red Pears Built it The Old Fashioned Way

This week, Ari is joined by Henry Vargas and Jose Corona of the band “The Red Pears,” an indie band who has seen recent success particularly in the live performance scene, coming hot off the heels of their Coachella performance.

How Neoni got 2 Billion Views & Streams as DIY Artists

This week, Ari is joined by sisters Caitlin & Sidney Powell, the artists behind hit independent group, Neoni.

Haley Joelle on Staying DIY With TikTok Fame and Spotify Love

This week, Ari is joined by Haley Joelle, an independent singer-songwriter and artist whose music has resonated with millions of listeners around the world.

Hip Hop for Kids? Snoop Dogg’s TV show and Origin of the Viral Hit “Go Go Go, Who’s Next”

Ari is joined by producer and creator of hit kids show “Doggyland,” Claude Brooks, to discuss his journey of building a successful show and the importance of perseverance and consistency. They also touch on how his journey on he collaborated with Snoop Dogg, as well as the impact of social media platforms in promoting his work.

Tom Hanks’ Music Supervisor on the Evolution of Sync Licensing

Ari is joined by Deva Anderson, an award-winning music supervisor of over 70 films and productions, such as Masters of the Air, Blade Runner 2049, and Band of Brothers.

How a Sony JV Record Label Develops Artists

This week, Ari is joined by David Rishty, President of Palm Tree Records

Producer Manager on Points, Payment, Sessions and Publishing

This week, Ari is joined by Laura Jones, a producer manager and founder of Little Underground Management

Understanding How Digital & Physical Mechanical Royalties Work

This week, Ari is joined by Serona Elton, head of educational partnerships at the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), to discuss mechanical royalties and licensing in the music industry.

SLANDER, Deorro, NGHTMRE Manager on Selling 400K Tix In a Year, Building Electronic Artists & DJs

This week, Ari is joined by CEO of Prodigy Artists and manager of SLANDER, Deorro, NGHTMRE, and more.

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