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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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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.

We Can Learn A Lot From the Dance Music Industry

This week, Ari is joined by Moody Jones, the General Manager of Dance at EMPIRE.

Artist Manager on Release Strategy, Record Deals and the TikTok Ban

This week, Ari is joined by Michele Harrison, founder of MPH Collective and artist manager

How Spotify’s Algorithm Works (From Its Creator)

This week, Ari is joined by Glenn McDonald, Spotify’s data alchemist and the creator of the music exploration site Every Noise at Once.

All His Music Got Removed From Spotify for “Fraudulent Streaming Activity” Which He Didn’t Do

This week, Ari is joined by Benn Jordan, musician, youtuber and entrepreneur, to discuss fraudulent streaming activity, the financial challenges of being an independent musician, the future of sustaining a music career, the ethics of AI in music, and the role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI.

Mixing SZA, Engineering Bob Dylan, Collaborating with Rick Rubin

This week, Ari is joined by grammy nominated engineer and producer Dana Nielsen, to discuss his career journey, collaborating with award winning artists, and making it as a mix engineer.

Life & Beth Music Supervisor on Placing Music and Getting the Job

Brittany Douziech is a film and TV music supervisor with 20 years of industry experience. She has a knack for supervising projects that become festival darlings including the feature film, The Long Game, which won the SXSW Audience Narrative Award in 2023; and the documentary, Body Parts, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca and AFI Film Festivals. Additionally, Brittany has worked alongside veteran music supervisors Frankie Pine and Joe Rudge on a variety of TV projects, including Netflix’s From Scratch, Hulu’s Life & Beth, Amazon’s A League of Their Own and Daisy Jones & the Six, which was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Music Supervision.

From Gamer to Billion Stream Club as a DIY Artist/Producer

TheFatRat is known to be the world's most influential Gaming Music artist. His music ranges from euphoric progressive house to trap and melodic glitch-hop, with a heavy influence of video game music. The artist’s forward-thinking approach to lift copyright restrictions on his music has led to him having been featured in 30+ million videos from a range of different content creators-collectively accounting for over 29 billion views on YouTube.

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