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The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

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**WEBBY AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC PODCAST**

“#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.


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Enrollment closes soon for Ari's Take Academy! Save 10% with code NMB and enroll: https://aristakeacademy.com/A Los Angeles native and UCLA alumni, Michele Harrison commenced her career as a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Fischbach, Perlstein and Lieberman. Following gigs at Virgin Records and Hollywood Records, she spent 15 years at Ian Montone’s Monotone, Inc., working with the likes of Broken Bells, The Shins, Vampire Weekend, and Academy® Award winner Jamie Foxx. In 2018, she became Co-Head of Management at Friends At Work, managing Alanis Morissette and Raphael Saadiq. 2021 saw her join Range Music as a Partner, overseeing the careers of Healy, KaiGoinKrazy, Tkay Maidza, Justin Tranter, and UMI. With MPH Collective, she has now built a haven for artists, visionaries, and storytellers to shine without compromise.In this interview, Ari and Michele discuss the role of autonomy and control in management, the impact of TikTok on artists' careers, and the changing landscape of record deals. She shares insights into the profitability of different venue sizes and the revenue streams from touring, including VIP experiences and merchandise sales. Michele also discusses the role of producers and the process of creating beat packs to pitch to artists and songwriters. She highlights the importance of getting in the room with other producers and songwriters to create music.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background of MPH Collective03:06 The Impact of TikTok and Challenges in the Music Industry06:53 The Shifting Landscape of Record Deals11:52 The Importance of Authenticity in Social Media30:26 Building a Collaborative Team35:15 The Importance of Booking Agents and Touring41:09 Profitability and Revenue Streams46:09 The Role of Producers57:01 The Goal in the New Music BusinessSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Michele Harrison:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michele-harrison-88315a18/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mphcollective/Edited and mixed by Ari DavidsMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Enrollment closes soon for Ari's Take Academy! Save 10% with code NMB and enroll: https://aristakeacademy.com/Glenn McDonald was Spotify’s data alchemist and the creator of the music exploration site Every Noise at Once. He writes things for people about how humanity and technology co-exist, and things for computers about how to cope with not being human. He wrote a weekly music review column called The War Against Silence for ten years, tabulated the Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop music critics’ poll for several years, and was part of the music-intelligence start-up The Echo Nest, which was eventually acquired by Spotify.He believes that music is the thing humans do best, and that bringing all the world’s music together online is one of the greatest cultural achievements of his lifetime. His book explaining why is being published by Canbury Press in 2024.This week, Ari and Glenn McDonald discuss his role as a data alchemist and his work on the Every Noise at Once genre map. McDonald shares insights into the creation and maintenance of the Every Noise genre map, which categorizes over 6,000 genres and subgenres. He also discusses the evolution of Spotify playlists, from editorial to personalized, and the impact of algorithmic programming. They explore the impact of algorithmic recommendations on artists and fans, as well as the challenges of detecting fraud and bot attacks.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background08:30 Creating the Every Noise Genre Map19:54 Personalized Playlists and Algorithmic Programming32:25 Fans Also Like and its Evolution37:06 The Challenges of Algorithmic Recommendations41:30 The Limitations of Detecting Fraud47:56 The Mystery of Sudden Streaming Spikes01:00:19 Glenn McDonald's Book and Future PlansSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Glenn McDonald :Every Noise: everynoise.comFuria: furia.comX: https://twitter.com/glenn_mcdonaldLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenn-mcdonald-ab3b36/Edited and mixed by Ari DavidsMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Enrollment closes soon for Ari's Take Academy! Save 10% with code NMB and enroll: https://aristakeacademy.com/This week, Ari is joined by Benn Jordan, musician, youtuber and entrepreneur, to discuss the many challenges of the modern streaming focused music industry. They discuss the recent issue around artists getting their music removed from streaming services due to fraudulent streaming activity and the impact on artists’ careers. The conversation also touches on the recent zero tolerance policy of distributors. The conversation covers topics such as the financial challenges of being an independent musician, the future of sustaining a music career, the ethics of AI in music, creating ethical AI models, and the role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI.Chapters00:00 Introduction05:35 Challenges of Streaming Platforms11:10 The Problem with Subsidized Streaming15:26 The Success Story of Independent Artists22:43 Introduction to VoiceSwap36:21 The financial challenges of being an independent musician44:02 The future of sustaining a music career49:43 The ethics of AI in music01:00:02 The role of artists in shaping the future of music and AI01:01:52 Defining success in the new music businessSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Benn Jordan:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@BennJordanInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bennjordan/X: https://twitter.com/bennjordanEdited and mixed by Ari DavidsMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Enrollment closes soon for Ari's Take Academy! Save 10% with code NMB and enroll: https://aristakeacademy.com/Dana Nielsen is a Grammy-nominated mixer, engineer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known for his work with SZA, Rihanna, Adele, Post Malone, The Smashing Pumpkins, Neil Young, Justin Timberlake, Weezer, The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan, and Kanye West.  A frequent collaborator with legendary producer, Rick Rubin, Nielsen has amassed credits that run the stylistic gamut from Neil Diamond to Slayer and just about everything in between.In this episode, Ari and ATA student Dana Nielsen, a Grammy-nominated mixing and engineering master, discuss his home studio setup, career, and superstar collaborations. He shares insights into his career journey, from starting out in Chicago to working with legendary artists and producers like Rick Rubin, Bob Dylan, and SZA. Dana emphasizes the importance of networking and seizing opportunities to advance in the music industry, highlighting the freelance nature of the entertainment industry and the importance of developing relationships in a transactional environment. Finally, Dana provides insights into the business side of engineering in the music industry, discussing the various roles and rates in the recording studio.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Gear Setup14:38 Early Career and Networking27:26 Putting Yourself Out There29:32 Meeting Rick Rubin32:12 Learning from John Hanlon33:11 Working with Rick Rubin40:26 Working on Neil Diamond's Album45:14 Understanding the Role of a Second Engineer50:44 The Business of Engineering in the Music Industry01:09:26 Making It in the New Music BusinessSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Dana Nielsen:Website: https://www.mixprotege.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/danafrioTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@danaproducerYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@danaproducerTwitter: https://twitter.com/TheDanaNielsenLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danaproducer/Edited and mixed by Ari Davids-ErgasMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Enrollment closes soon for Ari's Take Academy! Save 10% with code NMB and enroll: https://aristakeacademy.com/Brittany Douziech is a film and TV music supervisor with 20 years of industry experience. She has a knack for supervising projects that become festival darlings including the feature film, The Long Game, which won the SXSW Audience Narrative Award in 2023; and the documentary, Body Parts, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca and AFI Film Festivals. Additionally, Brittany has worked alongside veteran music supervisors Frankie Pine and Joe Rudge on a variety of TV projects, including Netflix’s From Scratch, Hulu’s Life & Beth, Amazon’s A League of Their Own and Daisy Jones & the Six, which was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Music Supervision.In this episode, Ari and Brittany discuss the process of sync licensing and music supervision for TV shows. They discuss the role of a music supervisor and the creation of a sonic palette. Brittany explains the collaboration between music supervisors, directors, and editors, as well as the budgeting process for music licensing. She also shares insights into the trends in music placement and the negotiation of fees for indie artists.00:00 Introduction and Overview09:29 Trends in Music Placement10:08 Choosing Music for TV Shows13:19 Timeline and Process for Music Supervision21:19 Negotiating Fees for Indie Artists26:17 Challenges of Clearing Music for TV Shows34:18 Advice for Artists Wanting to Get Music Synced41:00 Payment for Synced Songs44:00 Breaking into the Music Supervision Industry48:47 What It Means to 'Make It' in the New Music BusinessSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Brittany:Website: https://www.brittanydouziech.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanydouziech/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanydouziech/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5987667/Edited and mixed by Ari Davids-ErgasMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comTheFatRat is known to be the world's most influential Gaming Music artist. His music ranges from euphoric progressive house to trap and melodic glitch-hop, with a heavy influence of video game music. The artist’s forward-thinking approach to lift copyright restrictions on his music has led to him having been featured in 30+ million videos from a range of different content creators-collectively accounting for over 29 billion views on YouTube.Over the years he has become one of the most top-charting acts in dance music, having had multiple singles remain in the iTunes Top 50 for over 3 years straight. He has had his music sync-to-screen for advertising giants including Coca-Cola and popular video games like the top-grossing Dota 2, Rocket League, Rolling Sky and Game For Peace and he has planted himself as the go-to-artist for Esports brands like ESL and Dreamhack.00:00 - Welcome00:57 - Ari’s intro04:19 - TheFatRat’s journey from music producer to viral sensation10:03 - TheFatRat’s experience with remixing major artists18:39 - Growing streaming numbers through others’ YouTube videos24:34 - Monetizing music on YouTube31:29 - Promoting music on YouTube and social media41:40 - Picking the right distribution platform for you52:24 - Dealing with royalties and how TheFatRat manages his careerSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with :Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefatratofficial/Threads: https://threads.net/thefatratofficial X: https://twitter.com/thisisthefatrat?lang=en TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thefatrat Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comJamie Dee Hart is a music rights management advocate who’s passionate about giving back and educating creators at all levels of their career. She’s the Founder & CEO of Hart & Songs, an artist and rights management firm ensuring independent artists, producers, and songwriters properly register songs and effectively collect their royalties.Jamie also manages Ryan Nealon, an LA-based pop singer-songwriter with a growing audience across TikTok and Instagram from several viral moments, as well as chill electronic producer Koresma who has over 100 million streams across all DSPs. Her past projects have encompassed a broad range of activities, from producing a live concert at Madison Square Garden for a Latin GRAMMY-nominated album to providing social media strategy guidance to breakout Clubhouse star Axel Mansoor during the app's explosive growth which was featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Jamie also received her Masters Degree in Music Entrepreneurial Studies from Azusa Pacific University and continually helps foster the next generation of young executives.00:00 - Welcome00:47 - Ari’s Intro04:48 - Jamie Dee Hart and music rights management06:52 - Copyrighting your music and making money from Youtube20:44 - The publishing side on royalties26:16 - Using a CMS to collect Youtube royalty money vs. a distributor32:05 - Collecting money on other platforms39:47 - UMG removing tracks from TikTok51:36 - Jamie’s thoughts on building an artist’s career as an artist manager01:05:09 - What does it mean to Jamie to make it in the New Music Business?Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Jamie Dee Hart:Hart and Songs: https://www.hartandsongs.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamiedeehart/Threads: https://www.threads.net/@jamiedeehartLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiedhart/Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comJJ 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 20+ years of experience, Cassiere oversees the diverse Music Touring Department alongside his partners, and leads the agency’s Comedy Department, where he has worked closely with well-known, established headliners, while also nurturing emerging talent from the screen to the stage, transforming them into headlining sensations with robust ticket sales, selling out all types of venues around the globe.00:00 - Welcome04:44 - JJ Cassiere and how he started 33 & West12:16 - The roots of 33 & West from the Florida punk metal scene17:14 - When it comes to representation, what do you look for in a new artist?21:15 - How important is ticket history when finding representation, and what is your approach with developing a new artist?29:22 - Support tours and tour buy-ons39:28 - JJ’s philosophy of picking up the phone45:46 - How do you set up tours for guarantees vs door splits?55:04 - Merch splits at venuesSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with JJ Cassiere:Website: https://www.33andwest.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jjcassiere/X: https://twitter.com/JJCassiereLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jj-cassiere-230036a9/Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oleg Stavitsky is co-founder and CEO of Endel, a sound wellness company that utilizes generative AI and science-backed research.00:00 - Welcome05:40 - Using AI soundscapes for wellness11:36 - AI-generated music and its impact on the industry20:57 - AI-generated music and royalties30:05 - Universal and Warner embracing functional music 35:08 - How are royalty deals structured with collaborations?41:30 - AI as a tool in music creation46:18 - Does AI-generated music deserve royalties?53:40 - The new frontier of AI-generated musicSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Oleg Stavitsky:Website: https://endel.io/X: https://twitter.com/stvtsk?lang=enLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oleg-stavitsky-a6159775/Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order the THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comNamed one of Business Insider's "Power Players Using TikTok to Shape Music", Suzy Yoder launched YO SUZY in 2022 after serving as Head of Digital Marketing at Elektra Music Group. While leading a major label team, Suzy watched the social media landscape shift to reward artists and brands for compelling short-form vertical content. However, many teams are unable to keep up with the demand for consistent content, and cannot keep up with how quickly trends shift. Her company, YO SUZY, stands apart in its deep understanding of the power of short-form video platforms, the mechanics of how they work, and the reason music & brand teams have been hesitant to embrace them.00:00 - Welcome07:43 - What has shifted in the music marketing landscape recently?12:22 - TikTok music marketing for emerging artists24:44 - Choosing the right parts of your song31:26 - Where do you put your energy into marketing a new song?40:57 - The burnout factor in a TikTok-driven music industry50:11 - How do you determine success on the platform?Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Suzy:Website: https://www.yosuzy.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yosuzy/?hl=enLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanneyoderTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@suzyyoder?lang=enEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.com00:00 - Welcome04:28 - Dr. Clips’ story in vertical content13:45 - Actionable steps for creating vertical content20:45 - Artists starting from square zero in vertical content27:02 - Content shoots vs. video shoots32:52 - What is working on TikTok for musicians 40:21 - Dance trends, using fan feedback for fresh creative44:45 - Advice for artists who don’t want to create video contentEvan Blum is a director specializing in creating large batches of short form vertical content for musicians. He has worked with Demi Lovato, Flyana Boss, Tori Kelly, The Chainsmokers, Lay Bankz, Neoni, Bry , Sadie Jean, Lawrence, Braden Bales and more.Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Evan Blum:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evanblummadeit/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@evanblummadeitEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Read the full article on Variety: https://aristake.io/spotify-varietyThis week, Ari Herstand discusses his recent article on Variety entitled Why Spotify’s New Payment Model Falls Short For Emerging Artists.Articles mentioned:Spotify’s article (Modernizing Our Royalty System to Drive an Additional $1 Billion toward Emerging and Professional Artists): https://artists.spotify.com/blog/modernizing-our-royalty-systemStreaming Fraud is More Serious (and Inventive) than you Think, with Andrew Batey and Morgan Hayduk of Beatdapp: https://aristake.com/andrew-batey-morgan-hayduk/Building a Fan Economy with Fan Powered Royalties from MiDiA Research: https://aristake.io/MiDiA-fan-powered-royalties--Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/nmbAri's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comLearn more about Brooklyn Bowl Nashville: https://www.brooklynbowl.com/nashvilleSara Barnett serves as General Manager of Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. A Nashville native who has been soaking up the local music scene since she was sixteen, Sara has a passion for hospitality and music. She brings her prior experience as the General Manager at Butchertown Hall and as the Assistant General Manager at ACME Feed & Seed for four years to her work at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.Since opening its doors, the venue has hosted shows from top artists including Elvis Costello & Billy Gibbons, Phil Lesh, Leon Bridges, Lainey Wilson, Baby Keem and more, has been praised by the New York Times and was named “Best New Concert Venue” at the 2022 Pollstar Awards. With shows of all genres from country to rock to rap and more, as well as special events and benefit concerts, Brooklyn Bowl has one of the most eclectic lineups across Nashville’s saturated live music scene.00:00 - Welcome03:51 - Welcome Sara Barnett, Sara’s experience in Nashville, Brooklyn Bowl’s place in Nashville’s scene13:20 - LiveNation’s involvement with Brooklyn Bowl17:50 - Taking fees from artists’ merch sales, revenue sharing, more on ticketing fees25:50 - The venue itself and its many activities29:20 - Talent buying at the Brooklyn Bowl31:00 - Showcases, how Brooklyn Bowl serves artists in the local Nashville sceneSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Sara Barnett:Website: https://www.brooklynbowl.com/nashvilleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbowlnashville/X: https://twitter.com/bbowlnashvilleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynBowlNashvilleLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-barnett-1129b729b/Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn more about Colemine Records: https://coleminerecords.com/With a passion for everything related to records, Terry Cole operates a recording studio, a label (Colemine Records) and record store (Plaid Room Records). Terry started selling records at the age of 12, started his record label while attending college studying biology on the road to being a public school teacher, and then eventually quit teaching to open a record shop, Plaid Room Records, with his brother Bob Cole in 2015. Since then, Colemine Records has expanded and become a well respected label in the independent music industry launching artists such as Black Pumas, Say She She, Durand Jones & The Indications, Kelly Finnigan, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and many more.00:00 - Welcome, the importance of retail04:49 - Microphone talk08:06 - The story and inspiration behind Colemine Records15:48 - Independent record label marketing strategies21:34 - Music label management and artist development26:58 - How Colemine works with Secretly and partnering with other labels36:30 - How Colemine sold more physical music than digital music43:40 - Promoting music in record stores48:03 - Music industry’s reliance on algorithms vs physical record stores52:51 - Music distribution and marketing strategies for independent labels58:56 - Distribution deals and commission-based structure01:02:40 - Distribution in physical storesSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/nmbAri's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Colemine Records :Website: https://coleminerecords.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coleminerecordsX: https://twitter.com/ColemineRecordsTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@coleminerecordsEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Get 25% off any Ari's Take Academy course with code ARISTAKE. Sale and enrollment both end on November 30th at 6pm PST. If you're ready to make 2024 the year for your music career, we're ready to give you the tools. Enroll today: https://aristakeacademy.com/Over the last twenty years, Tab Nkhereanye, SVP of A&R (Artists & Repertoire) at BMG has been one of the driving forces behind hitmakers and top charting songs alike. Nkheranye’s success in the music industry is unlike many, providing him one of the most unique perspectives in the field and a resume that is hard to top. His path to BMG, was not a traditional one at all, as a songwriter in the first decade of his career, he was responsible for multiple #1 hits, writing with Justin Bieber, Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Brittany Spears. On the A&R side, during more than seven years at Island/Def Jam Records, Tab was responsible for the discovery and development of Frank Ocean, Alessia Cara and many others - showing that songwriters have a place in the corner office and paving a way for others like him. Tab’s mission is to be a voice and mentor for black songwriters and young executives who are looking to carve out their own path in the industry.00:00 - Welcome04:25 - Tab Nkhereanye and his story in music12:05 - Publishing deal structures, ownership, royalties16:23 - Co-publishing deals, what it looks like for a new songwriter26:03 - What are you looking for when you are signing new songwriters?30:05 - How involved are you in the creative process?32:01 - Tab’s time at Def Jam Records and signing Alessia Cara, Frank Ocean43:40 - Developing artists and major labels47:05 - What are steps a songwriter should take when seeking a publishing deal?Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Tab Nkhereanye:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tab-nkhereanye-a02b5625/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/defjam_tab/Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comLearn more about Jen and Low Profile: https://www.lowprofilenyc.com/Jen Pearce is the Founder of Low Profile, a music licensing & consulting agency based in Brooklyn, NY. After working in the music industry for years at companies like Warner Bros. Records & Downtown Records, Jen decided to open up her own shop after being fed up with the status quo. Low Profile was born out of a need for radical transparency in the music industry and a dedication to helping musicians build sustainable careers. Since launching in May of 2017, Low Profile has become the go-to source for innovative brands and content creators looking to partner with the most cutting-edge artists from all over the world. With their unparalleled access to artists, global reach, and early detection of new currents and trends, Low Profile is able to facilitate meaningful collaborations that are mutually beneficial for everyone involved. Some of the artists on Low Profile’s roster includes Solange, FKJ, Boy Harsher, Nation of Language, Empress Of, JR JR, YACHT and more. Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/nmbAri's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Jen Pearce:Website: https://www.lowprofilenyc.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lowprofilenyc/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lowprofilenycX: https://twitter.com/lowprofilenycEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comLearn more about Shari Bryant and Omar Grant: https://www.rocnation.com/about/Shari Bryant is Co-President of Roc Nation Label at Roc Nation. A fearless music industry veteran, Shari began her career as an intern at Roc-A-Fella Records at 16 years old. She would go to work with Def Jam, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros, Alamo Records, until she was appointed by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter to become Co-President of the Roc Nation Label. In her long and tenured career, she has worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Nas, Rick Ross, Cam’ron, Dipset, and more.Omar Grant is currently the Co-President of Roc Nation Records. After graduating from Adelphi University, he took his first job as assistant tour manager working for Destiny’s Child, and then as tour manager for each of the three members individually including Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Beyonce. He would go on to with as an A&R for EMI Group Limited and Epic Records, before joining Roc Nation in 2011. Grant served as A&R on Rihanna’s first #1 debut album, Unapologetic, and would work with Rihanna on future releases. Grant has also worked with and/or introduced many other notable artists like Jay-Z, Big Sean, Shakira, David Guetta, Snoh Aalegra, Willow, Jaden Smith, Jay Electronica, Vic Mensa, and Buju Banton.04:38 - Welcome06:21 - Roc Nation - Shari and Omar’s roles at Roc Nation Label15:12 - Strategies for developing artists in a crowded space22:01 - Roc Nation’s legacy and long term vision for artists28:00 - What does Roc Nation look for when they sign a new artist?37:18 - Marketing strategies rollout for artists like Maeta45:58 - Roc Nation’s track record with signing artists and philosophy58:23 - What does it mean to you to make it in the new music business?Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Roc Nation:Website: https://rocnation.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rocnation/X: https://twitter.com/RocNationTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rocnation Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comNew York-born siblings, Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, founded Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band. Their album "Hotel TV," released under Jon Bellion's label, achieved significant success with multiple viral moments and top chart positions. Lawrence has undergone extensive touring, including a Jonas Brothers tour, a 53-city tour across North America, and a headline tour across Europe, which has substantially boosted their popularity. In addition to their musical journey, Clyde Lawrence and Jordan Cohen have played a prominent role in advocating for artists, testifying against unfair practices in the live music industry before the U.S Senate Judiciary and influencing meaningful changes.00:00 - Welcome07:29 - Tour experience, setlists, and logistics11:22 - Operating as an independent band, partnering with John Bellion, touring with a team21:16 - The dynamic within the band, Lawrence, and maintaining a tight group of people33:08 - The early years of the band38:20 - On Live Nation eliminating merch fees for certain venues, the economics of the live music industry, and representing independent artists at a Congressional hearing48:22 - Lawrence advocating for artists to Live Nation01:01:50 - Songwriting and Lawrence’s new single coming out soon01:11:13 - What does it mean to you to make it in the new music business?Subscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/nmbAri's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Lawrence:Website: https://lawrencetheband.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawrencetheband/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lawrencethebandYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr5v6l4EIKiImmJU-COJ0SgX: https://twitter.com/lawrencethebandEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comBruce Kalmick, CEO of WHY&HOW, specializes in developing country music artists. Emphasizing the important role of marketing and a dedicated team, he seeks to ensure these artists can penetrate a genre he believes is often stuck in old trends. His work primarily involves artist management, but he has also launched a record label, Hazel Street Records; a joint venture with Sony/Orchard.Bruce was a Billboard Power Player in 2018 and 2019 and has been featured in Billboard’s “40 Under 40.” Pollstar nominated Bruce for “Manager of the Year” in 2014. In addition to his music industry ventures, his company, WHY&HOW manages 15 clients and has a robust team situated in various US cities.Learn more about Bruce and WHY&HOW here: https://whyandhow.com/00:00 - Welcome08:02 - WHY&HOW’s partnership with Red Light Management, Operations of WHY&HOW14:17 - The current state of the country music industry according to Bruce, and thoughts about breaking country music artists19:30 - Breaking a country artist, being where your audience is29:30 - Why having an in-house marketing staff makes a difference vs. hiring an agency34:10 - How artist management works within WHY&HOW39:00 - The importance of mental health for artists and those in the industry47:27 - Starting his own record label, Hazel Street Records, post Triple-854:00 - Working with independent labels vs working with major labelsSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Bruce Kalmick :Website: https://whyandhow.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whyandhowmgmt/X: https://twitter.com/B_KalmickLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-kalmick-b876963/Edited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Order THIRD EDITION of How to Make It in the New Music Business: https://book.aristake.comLearn more about Raye Zaragoza and her upcoming US tours: https://www.rayezaragoza.com/LA-based singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza is called one of the most fresh and compelling voices in folk music today by NPR Music. She writes music for Netflix’s ‘Spirit Rangers’ and just released a new album Hold That Spirit on August 11, and has just announced that she has been cast as Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan National Tour. 0:00 - Welcome07:20 - Raye casted a Tiger Lily in the Broadway tour of Peter Pan17:01 - Raye’s new album and collaborating26:23 - Deeply personal songwriting and songwriting as therapy36:37 - Writing for sync licensing41:16 - The business side of writing for a Netflix show51:25 - self releasing as an artist and running her own indie record label56:33 - How Raye uses Patreon like a record labelSubscribe to The New Music Business: https://aristake.com/new-music-business-podcast/Ari's Take Academy: https://aristakeacademy.comWatch more discussions like this: https://bit.ly/3LavMpaConnect with Ari’s Take:Website: https://aristake.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aristake_TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aris.takeX: https://twitter.com/ArisTakeThreads: https://www.threads.net/@aristake_YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aristake1Connect with Ari Herstand:Website: https://ariherstand.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/ariherstandX: https://twitter.com/ariherstandYouTube: https://youtube.com/ariherstandConnect with Raye Zaragoza :Website: https://www.rayezaragoza.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAyiHSDajCsHBGtdaPA95gInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rayezaragoza/X: https://twitter.com/rayezaragozaEdited and mixed by Mikey EvansMusic by Brassroots DistrictProduced by the team at Ari’s Take Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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