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Ari Herstand 11h
Yesterday I got recognized three times as “Ari from Ari’s Take.” Today I’m C22 in the Southwest line.
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Ari's Take 11h
Songwriters! Registering With ASCAP or BMI Is Not Enough To Get Paid via
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Ari's Take 12h
Nothing can replace the electrifying experience of a physical encounter. You have to show up. In person. Stop trying to do everything behind your screen. Meet people IRL. The best connections are made face to face. Put down your phone. Go into the world.
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Ari's Take Apr 25
Songwriters! Registering With ASCAP or BMI Is Not Enough To Get Paid:
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AWAL Apr 25
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Ari's Take Apr 25
I once consulted a Dadager (FM) for an hour on how to get his 22 year old son’s band off the ground. At the end dad said “I’m discouraged” and I said “why?” “Because I just want to pay someone to do everything you said! Who can I pay?!” “Your son”
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Ari Herstand Apr 25
Saw a great band last night. Unfortunately the singer was inaudible because the sound guy was making out with his girlfriend the entire time. Dear FOH engineers: DO YOUR JOB! 😤
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Ari's Take Apr 24
The songwriting process eludes people. But even more so, the business confuses the hell out of everyone, musicians included. But you have to learn your business if you want to succeed.
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Ari's Take Apr 24
The stage is not the time for you to “see how it goes” and try stuff out. That’s what rehearsal is for. Show up prepared.
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Ari's Take Apr 24
"The best art divides an audience. If you put out a record and half the people who hear it absolutely love it and half the people who hear it absolutely hate it you’ve done well. If everyone thinks 'aw that’s pretty good,' why bother making it?" -
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Ari's Take Apr 24
So many people just get caught up in a routine of “how it is” or “how it’s supposed to be” that they rarely question why they’re actually doing something.
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Ari's Take Apr 24
Only when we question the status quo do we realize that what we thought to be absolute truths may, in fact, not be so.
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Ari's Take Apr 24
Whether you write pop, folk, soul, electronica, hip-hop, R&B, rock, metal or some hybrid of them all, people will only connect to your music if it’s authentic. True to you. Whoever you are.
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Ari's Take Apr 23
Whether you like it or not, your story is just as important as your music.
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Ari's Take Apr 23
"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now." -
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Ari's Take Apr 23
When you make business decisions, don’t merely think about how they are going to affect your bottom line this year. Think about how many lifelong fans it will bring you and how these fans will support your bottom line over the course of your entire career.
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AWAL Apr 23
Listen to AWAL artist and DIY-musician guru 's masterclass on everything it takes to be "successful" as an independent artist. ➡️
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Ari's Take Apr 23
Today, over 98% of acts that sign to a major label get dropped before their second album. Bruce Springsteen’s first two albums flopped. How many brilliant artists have labels dropped because their first album (or single!) flopped, depriving us of the next Springsteen?
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Ari's Take Apr 20
go with the one you know someone at.. if you don't know anyone at either, make contact with your local (regional) rep via email or phone for BOTH to discuss joining and ask if you can send music to them and see who makes a better impression on you.
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Ari's Take Apr 20
The fact that music majors graduate from major universities, spending tens of thousands of dollars and leave not knowing how to collect ALL their royalties is mind boggling and infuriating. What are they paying for?! This is a start (start!)
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