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How This Band Made $250K Livestreaming From Home

Robert Brown, the founder and front man of the steampunk band Abney Park remembers one week in March 2020 when every one of their upcoming concerts got canceled.  The band had been gigging for two decades, supporting the four members...

Spotify Says Songwriters Now Make More From Streaming Than They Did From CDs

Spotify just released their new Loud and Clear report today which profiled a lot of really interesting figures. The three most surprising things that stuck out to me from this report are: How many DIY, self-released artists are earning...

Should Artists Boycott Spotify?

On this episode, Ari breaks down the whole Spotify issue of the moment and why the music industry seems to be up in arms. He discusses the discrepancy between streams and sales, why the per-stream rate is the wrong conversation to be having, how songwriters can get paid more from streaming, why everyone’s anger is misguided, how indie artists can monetize their audience, and how many artists are actually earning $10,000+ from Spotify royalties.

Ritt Momney on TikTok Fame and Numbers Perspective

Ritt Momney (real name Jack Rutter) is a 21-year-old musician who went viral on TikTok at the end of 2020 for his song "Put The Records On."

Stand Atlantic on Pop Punk Resurgence, Building a Fanbase Live

Today my guest is David Potter of the band Stand Atlantic out of Sydney, Australia. This is the first guest on the show from the pop punk music scene.

Cory Wong on Vulfpeck, Freelancing and Band Leading

Most know this week's guest, Cory Wong, as the guitar player for Vulfpeck, but he's also played in Jon Batiste's band for Stephen Colbert's late night show as well as Blake Shelton and others.

Don’t Fall For This Songwriting Scam

Avoid getting scammed out of thousands of dollars (and hours of time) by this songwriting scam going around.

How Much Each Distributor Pays For Spotify and Apple Music

All streams are not treated equally. How much Spotify and Apple Music pay for a stream varies on many factors. There are around 800 different pay rates for each stream on Spotify. Some of the variables include: Country/Territory of the listener ...

Mothica Went Viral on TikTok at Just the Right Time

After Mothica's song went viral on TikTok, she gained a lot of traction on streaming platforms. She garnered more than 25 million streams on Spotify in 2020.

Spotify Removed Your Music, Now What?

Over the weekend, Spotify decided to do a major purge of songs they believe had 'fraudulent streams.' Tens of thousands of songs disappeared from the platform.
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How He Made $250K on his NFT Song After He Was Dropped From Sony

Our guest this week on the New Music Business is singer/songwriter Sammy Arriaga. Ari and Sammy dive deep into everything songwriting and his successful endeavors in the world of NFTs.
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