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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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Platinum Selling Producer/Songwriter Rogét Chahayed | The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

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Today’s episode was a live podcast episode for Ari’s Take Academy students with guests Rogét Chahayed and his manager Greg Katz. Rogét is a Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter whose songs have sold over 30 million copies. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Halsey, Travis Scott, Drake, Miguel, G-Eazy, Ke$ha, Calvin Harris, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more.

We got into both the production and business sides. We discussed producer points, splits, songwriter credits, publishing, and how to get a publishing deal. Rogét also gives great advice to aspiring songwriters and producers on how to get started.

This podcast was live for Ari’s Take Academy students. At the end of the conversation, they were able to ask Rogét and Greg questions.


Quick links:

2:45 – How Rogét went from studying classical music to working with Dr Dre
8:04 – About Rogét’s first production
11:00 – How Greg started managing Rogét
13:45 – Being under credited and what that was like
16:35 – Advice to artists and producers on how to protect themselves from being under credited and screwed
21:25 – What’s the difference between a songwriter and producer?
24:04 – When do you discuss splits?
27:50 – Breaking down the producer point system
30:08 – Is it more common to get an upfront producer fee or a backend royalty at Rogét’s level?
35:20 – Breaking down Rogét’s publishing deal with Kobalt
40:11 – Pointers to songwriters when looking for a publisher/publishing deal
44:30 – Student questions
58:28 – What it means to Rogét and Greg to make it in the new music business

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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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