Ari Herstand (Ari's Take)

Any LA-specific tips for up-and-coming bands who don't want to pay to play (*Cough*Viper Room*cough*)??? You rock dude, thanks for creating this awesome resource! :D

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 12/24/2015

Totally. Start with the east side clubs. Lots more curation and development over there. Like Satellite, the Echo, Bootleg, Silverlake Lounge and a bunch more smaller, DIY clubs. Don't pay to play the sunset strip clubs.

Network with other bands in the scene in your genre. Go out to their shows and find your community of liked-minded musicians. Make a recording that is undeniable and make a video for it. It will be your calling card. Much easier to open doors in LA if you have something undeniable online to show for yourself.

Good luck!

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Ari, France recently announced that they reached an agreement concerning distribution of digital revenue, but it only covers French artists. The Euro Union is expected to come out with their legislation starting in December which will cover their 28 member-nations. I believe these will influence the U.S. House Judiciary Cmte. to act in similar manner, otherwise the artists and contracts would shift toward Europe. I can't find many details on the French deal. I contacted the French Ministry of Culture which issued a statement but got no answer back. A website with the general terms of the agreement didn't allow me access. Do you know or you can find out anything about it beyond the general terms?
"Paris, October 2, 2015 The agreement reached this week by the French music industry regarding the distribution of digital revenues is an agreement to 'international dimension', said Friday the mediator Marc Schwartz was the occasion of the official signing of the text."

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 12/24/2015
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Hi Ari, I'm Gianluca, founder of PromuovereMusica (www.promuoveremusica.i), italian website aimed at helping emerging artists and bands better use music services to promote and sell their own music and create a fanbase from scratch.
I'be very honoured to have a Twitter chat with you, a Q&A with me to ask some questions on what do you think about famous music services or best strategies to promote music.

I look forward to your kind reply.

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 12/24/2015
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