Ari Herstand (Ari's Take)

Wonder if you know anything about this, Ari. I'm in the US, and in the process of signing up with Zimbalom,(UK) and just got an e-mail from them today, letting me know where my music will show up. Much to my surprise, it did not include itunes. I've e-mailed them back, asking for clarification. Is this news to you?

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 08/05/2015

That doesn't make sense. Their homepage lists itunes as the #1 store they work with. Can you forward me the email?

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Hi Ari First thanks so much for the good job you do i do appreciate.
My name is jurgen and i live in zimbabwe. I run a small Production company Zimbabwe is a stuck 20 years ago.In the Music Scene everyone is online but few even grasp (besides FB) the possibilities of the net. I have local superstars explaining to me how incredibly difficult it is for them to brake borders or get there music out there. They stuck in the believe that there is no way you can get paid royalties easy since we got used to no payment locally. I have been reading reviews on online distribution for time now. Your critics where the most helpful and believable. I am going to establish locally a service where musican can physically drop their music and we will process them online. I have been reading. once you sign to cd baby your youtube channel will be flagged even if its you own rights (Music or Video).and you lose money in the process and its difficult to lift that? What service would you suggest i use?

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 08/05/2015
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Ari, I like your style and your music. I have 4 kids, 3 musicians... and I'm an artist with a focus on music. I have never explored marketing music but the kids are now grown and I figured I give CD Baby a try... that's where I ran into your blog and found it to be very well intended. Thank you...
Which led to a quick listening of your music which I am going to revisit since I like it too!
Mean while I do have a question for you... this is a confusing help message from CD Baby. What is the correct thing to do? If you join one of these do you now also have a publisher?

ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC are performing rights organizations, NOT publishing companies. If you do not have a publishing affiliation with ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC, please select "No" below.

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 08/05/2015
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