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Ari's Take 3h
Everyone wants their project to be good, cheap and fast. But you can only pick two. Want something good and fast? It will cost a lot. Want something cheap and good? It ain’t going to be fast. Want something fast and cheap? The quality will most likely be crap.
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Ari's Take 6h
How To Submit Music To Blogs, Spotify Playlists, Labels, Radio: SubmitHub Review:
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Ari's Take Jul 21
Everyone started with zero fans.
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Ari's Take Jul 21
Every somebody was once a nobody.
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Ari's Take Jul 20
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Ari's Take Jul 20
Don't send someone a message who you want something from without an "ask." I get so many emails from people 'sharing music' when I know they want something, I just don't know what. If you don't ask me what I can help you with how am I supposed to help you?
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Ari's Take Jul 20
"Creativity is the ability to take a risk. To put yourself on the line and actually risk ridicule. The creative process often takes place outside of your ego." -
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Ari's Take Jul 20
Every project is different. And the beauty of managing an indie music career is, you have the freedom and flexibility to call your own shots and experiment. Don't be afraid to try something new. If you try something different you excel much faster.
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Ari's Take Jul 19
Every day, the path to success is being realized on roads not yet paved.
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Ryan Kairalla Jul 19
Definitely. Personalize cold emails too. Emails that are obviously carbon copies (with just the name changed) end up deleted.
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Ari's Take Jul 19
Replying to @timkaye
👌😉
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Ari's Take Jul 19
Every cold email should start with a compliment.
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Ari's Take Jul 18
Don’t underestimate the importance of a physical community.
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Ari's Take Jul 18
“An artist without a movement is soon forgotten.” -
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Ari's Take Jul 17
Replying to @phildutra
let it be 🎹
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Ari's Take Jul 17
Don’t ever step onstage unprepared. The stage is not a time for you to “see how it goes” or to practice. Rehearse on your own time.
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Ari's Take Jul 17
Don't try to guilt your audience into buying your merch. Doesn't work. Don’t make your audience feel bad for you. It removes the mystique and coolness factor. You can say “Pick up a t-shirt and help us get to the next city.” That offers an emotional appeal in a positive light.
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Ari's Take Jul 16
Don’t ever apologize onstage. It makes you look weak. I don’t care if you just dropped a baby. Don’t apologize. Making excuses for your lack of preparation makes everyone in the house uncomfortable and feel bad for you. Own the stage. Own the room. Own your set. Or don’t show up.
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Ari's Take Jul 16
Don't Be This Sound Guy:
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Ari's Take Jul 15
Don't worry if you're not a 'full time musician.' Many musicians pursue multiple creative endeavors simultaneously. And no musician is able to solely focus on their music and not worry about anything else. The goal is to be making 100% of your income from your creative talents.
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