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Ari's Take 9h
"You need to confidently exclude people and proudly say what you’re not. By doing so, you’ll win the hearts of the people you want." - , Anything You Want
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Ari's Take 19h
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Ari's Take Jan 19
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 Jan 19
Every somebody was once a nobody.
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Ari's Take Jan 18
Every single musician currently working a day job dreams of the day they can quit. You aren't going to jump from your day job into a million dollar label advance. Get rid of that fantasy. You will quit your day job when you're making enough w/ your music career to pay your bills
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Ari Herstand Jan 18
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Ari's Take Jan 18
"Fear and creativity are conjoined twins. People are so afraid of their fear that they try to kill it. And when they kill it they also kill creativity because creativity is going into the unknown, and the unknown is scary." - , Eat Pray Love
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Ari's Take Jan 18
Building loyal fans is the most important aspect of a music career. The money will follow.
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Ari's Take Jan 18
Building a grassroots music career is about gaining fans, one at a time, and keeping them engaged and respected.
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Ari's Take Jan 18
Beethoven depended heavily on the patronage of just a few wealthy noblemen to make a living. At some point in the twentieth century the music business became solely about selling small-priced items (records) to lots of people. We are moving back into an era of patronage.
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Ari's Take Jan 18
Age means nothing. If you work hard enough, you will make it, regardless of your age.
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Ari's Take Jan 18
Age means nothing. didn’t release his first album until he was 30.
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Ari's Take Jan 17
"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 Jan 17
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 Jan 17
Every cold email should start with a compliment.
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Ari's Take Jan 17
Don’t underestimate the importance of a physical community.
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Ari's Take Jan 17
Age means nothing. didn’t get a #1 album until a month before his 36th birthday.
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Ari's Take Jan 16
If you want to get booked at a venue. Show up to the venue. Often. Become a supportive member of your local community. You can only do so much from behind your computer.
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Ari's Take Jan 16
"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." - @TheOfficialSting
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Ari Herstand Jan 16
Latest rejection: "The style of this song in the key of F isn't really grabbing hold of me." It's in the key of E. 🤔
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