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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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Nashville Venue Defends Merch Fees

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

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.

What Happens After a Band Gets Signed (Then Dropped) from TikTok

The Rare Occasions are an LA-based, New England-bred indie rock band known for their explosive garage rock anthems with catchy vocal harmonies. In 2021 the band released their first album as a trio, Big Whoop, which received significant press and radio play. Around the same time, their 2016 track “Notion” went viral on TikTok and continues to make waves, topping Spotify’s viral chart in the US and several other countries, and later landing on Billboard’s alternative charts and top 100 singles charts in the UK, Ireland, and Canada. The Rare Occasions released their new EP, Attaboy, on November 4th, 2022. The first single off the EP “Seasick” has already garnered the attention of radio DJs across the country including SiriusXM’s Alt Nation with the second single “Not Afraid” being an explosive follow up. After sharing Attaboy’s hard-hitting riffs, danceable grooves, and ear-catching melodies with audiences across the nation on their Fall 2022 headline tour, the band has shifted its efforts towards new music in 2023.

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!

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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.”

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.

Building an Artist Management Empire and Breaking Country Artists with Bruce Kalmick

Bruce Kalmick, CEO of WHY&HOW (a full service artist management company), is changing the narrative of "artist manager."

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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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