Ari's Take: Never Play a Live Show Unprepared Again
Once you book a show, what are all the steps you need to take to cover all your bases? How do you properly advance with the venue so nothing is overlooked? What sites should you list the show?

This free Live Show Blueprint has 5 crucial checklists and guides that will help you get the gig, plan the dates and not get ripped off in the end.
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What's Inside?
  • A Pre-Show Checklist To Ensure That You're Prepared in the Months, Weeks, and Days Before Your Show
  •  A Handy Guide to the Best & Worst Deals So That You Don't Get Ripped off by a Booker
  •  A Checklist to Walk You Through What Needs to Happen After You Got the Gig So Fans Actually Show Up
  •  A Show Confirmation Email Template So That Everyone Involved has the Details They Need
  •  A Sample Stage Plot So The Venue Is Prepared For You
Who is Ari Herstand?
"Ari Herstand is the poster child of DIY Music"
-Forbes
"There is a great divide between what the young musician thinks being a rock star is and what actually working as a musician entails. Ari fills in the blanks with his light hearted yet blunt demeanor. He's the informed older brother most of us never got in this crazy, confusing industry.."
-Andy Grammar, chart topping artist
“Ari understands this space. He gives a tremendous amount of information. Anyone wanting to make music for a living should read this, period.”
-Peter Hollens, 500 million views/streams
Los Angeles based Ari Herstand (pronounced Ar*ee Her*stand), is the author of the best-selling book How To Make It in the New Music Business. It remains at the top of the Amazon charts and has been widely adopted by music business schools worldwide.

His music business advice blog, Ari's Take, has become the go-to resource for independent musicians on how to run a successful music career in the NEW music industry. Herstand's well-researched, relatable, no BS approach is why so many musicians continue to trust him for advice. He offers encouragement without condescension and maintains a "we're all in it together" attitude not found elsewhere in the space.

Ari Herstand is an independent musician who has played over 700 shows around the country, has opened for or toured with Ben Folds, Cake, Matt Nathanson, The Milk Carton Kids and Ron Pope, has performed on Ellen, and has had his music featured in countless TV shows, commercials and films. He currently leads the 1973 funk project Brassroots District.

Herstand has written for many of the top musician trade magazines and websites including Music Connection Magazine, American Songwriter, Digital Music News, Playback Magazine, CD Baby, Tunecore, Reverbnation, Roland, Discmakers, ASCAP, Hypebot and others. He has been a featured speaker at SXSW, BBC One's Amplify, ASCAP Music Expo, SF MusicTech, CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference and Berklee College of Music.
Ari Herstand is an independent musician who has played over 700 shows around the country, has opened for or toured with Ben Folds, Cake, Matt Nathanson, The Milk Carton Kids and Ron Pope, has performed on Ellen, and has had his music featured in countless TV shows, commercials and films. He currently leads the 1973 funk project Brassroots District.
Herstand has written for many of the top musician trade magazines and websites including Music Connection Magazine, American Songwriter, Digital Music News, Playback Magazine, CD Baby, Tunecore, Reverbnation, Roland, Discmakers, ASCAP, Hypebot and others. He has been a featured speaker at SXSW, BBC One's Amplify, ASCAP Music Expo, SF MusicTech, CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference and Berklee College of Music.
As an actor, he has co-starred in TV shows including Transparent, Doubt, Aquarius, Mad Men, 2 Broke Girls, The Fosters, Sam & Cat and Touch.
"Ari Herstand is the poster child of DIY Music"
-Forbes
"There is a great divide between what the young musician thinks being a rock star is and what actually working as a musician entails. Ari fills in the blanks with his light hearted yet blunt demeanor. He's the informed older brother most of us never got in this crazy, confusing industry.."
-Andy Grammar
“Ari understands this space. He gives a tremendous amount of information. Anyone wanting to make music for a living should read this, period.”
-Peter Hollens, 500 million views/streams
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