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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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White Musicians for Black Lives | The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

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My thoughts on what this moment and movement surrounding Black Lives Matter, #DefundThePolice and the death of George Floyd requires of white people. Namely musicians.

Resources mentioned:

Who in Music is Supporting the Black Community (spreadsheet): https://aristake.com/post/music-supporting-black-community
The Case for Reparations: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/
13th: https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741
Rolling Stone: The Music Industry Was Built on Racism: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/music-industry-racism-1010001/
Sonya Renee Taylor: https://www.instagram.com/sonyareneetaylor/
The Show Must Be Paused: https://www.theshowmustbepaused.com/
Trevor Noah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c
Ta-Nehisi Coates testimony on reparations at House hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcCnQ3iRkys
Meet the Press interview with BLM’s Alicia Garza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwFJIQUWfg&t=1424s
BLM’s Patrisse Cullors on Defunding the Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYa1WjHtzKc&t=119s

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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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