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“#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.

How To Hack Spotify (and TikTok)

This week, Ari is joined by Ryan Vaughn, Artist Manager at Backline Creative and CFO of Head Bitch Music.

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.

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How Booking Agents Negotiate

 Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Acast JJ Cassiere is the co-founder of 33 & West, an independent talent agency that specializes in the representation of established and emerging musicians, comedians, and film & television entertainment professionals. Utilizing his...

Is AI Music Taking Royalties From Musicians and Composers?

This week, Ari is joined by Oleg Stavitsky, the CEO and Co-Founder of Endel.

Is Music Marketing With TikTok Still Viable

This week, Ari is joined by Suzy Yoder, founder of YO SUZY, an agency specializing in short-form vertical content for musicians.

How TikTok Music Videos Go Viral

This week, Ari is joined by Evan Blum, a director specializing in creating large batches of short form vertical content for musicians.

Why Spotify’s New Payment Model Falls Short For Emerging Artists

This week, Ari discusses his recent Variety article entitled “Why Spotify’s New Payment Model Falls Short For Emerging Artists.”

Nashville Venue Defends Merch Fees

This week, Ari is joined by Sara Barnett, General Manager of the Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.

How This Record Label Sells More Vinyl Than Streams

This week, Ari is joined by Terry Cole, owner and operator of Colemine Records and Plaid Room Records.

BMG A&R on Pub Deals, Artist Development and Signing Frank Ocean

This week, Ari is joined by Tab Nkhereanye, Senior Vice President of A&R at BMG.

Sync Agent Breaks Down TV, Film, Advertising Music Licensing

This week, Ari is joined by Jen Pearce, Founder of Low Profile, a sync licensing agency.

How Lawrence Got Live Nation To End Merch Fees

This week, Ari is joined by Clyde Lawrence, Gracie Lawrence, and Jordan Cohen from the band, Lawrence.

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If UMG Gets Its Way, Smaller Indie Artists Won’t Get Paid As Much From Streaming

Last week, UMG and Deezer made an announcement that is set to be the biggest upheaval to the recorded music industry payment structure since the launch of streaming.

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