Where are you located?
Ari’s Take Academy is completely online. Our instructors, moderators and students are all over the world! The core ATA team is based in Los Angeles, California.
When is enrollment open for ATA?
We open enrollment twice a year for about a month at a time. Make sure you’re on the email list to be notified at next open enrollment period.
When does this course start and finish?
This course starts as soon as you enroll and finishes when (if) you want. As long as you work in music, these strategies will be effective. We continually update the lessons and trainings to make sure that it stays relevant, up-to-date and valuable. And you can continue to ask questions, network and collaborate in the private members only Facebook Group. This course is completely self paced.
The lessons are pre-recorded.
What genres do you work with?
All. Yes, all. Just ask our Indian Classical musician who just sold out his show in Mumbai. Or our Shakuhachi flute player based in San Francisco. Or our Celtic singer/songwriter in Duluth.
How long will I have access to this course?
You will have access to this course until *at least* June 2022.
How much time do I need to devote to ATA a week?
There are 3.5 hours of pre-recorded lessons. There is 10+ hours of optional live Q&A replays. There are monthly 90-minute live video Q&A sessions and on-going, real-time Q&As and support in the private members Facebook group.
Why are the lessons so short?
When creating this course, we had around 50x the amount of footage. However, we know that time is your most valuable resource. We know people would prefer taking the shortest path to get from point A to B. We have stripped out all of the unnecessary materials that don’t help you achieve success with these strategies. However, there is endless amounts of material in the private members only Facebook group and during the monthly 90-minute live Q&As.
I’ve been doing this for a month and I don’t have any sync placements! What gives?
Nothing worth having comes easy. These strategies will help you stand out amongst other musicians pitching to music supervisors, sync agents, and the like. Continue working on your music so it’s sync-able, bettering your craft, and connecting with these people. Your time will come.
Do you have a refund policy?
There are no refunds with this course. These strategies are proven and will work if implemented properly and the quality of your content is competitive. Once you gain access to the course, you will get all of the lessons at once. It won’t take long to get through and implement. If this doesn’t work for you it will simply because you did not put in the work to make this work. We are here to help you, however. Join us in the Facebook Group to ask whatever questions you have and we will help you through this and make sure this works for you.
How can I justify the price?
In this course we train you how to get well paying sync placements. Many of our students see success within the first few months of taking this. One sync placement covers the cost of this course. As a reminder here’s how much a typical sync placements pays
- Commercial campaigns: $20k - $150k
- Films: $10k - $80k
- Trailers: $10k - $80k
- TV: $500 - $20k
- Video games: $2k - $10k
- Theme songs: $5k - $10k
We know that other educational offerings often charge much more for something like this (often taught by people who are not actively working in the field or have any connections to the industry), but we wanted to make sure we kept this affordable enough for artists, producers and managers. We settled on a price that is high enough to weed out the people who are not serious, but affordable enough for artists, producers and managers who are willing to invest in themselves. We are only interested in having professionals join us. This is an investment in your career. You will be saving years of making mistakes and learning through trial and error. This is a career accelerator.
Am I guaranteed sync placements?
No. Only those who put in the time and effort will succeed with sync licensing. We give you the tools and teach you the strategies that work. It’s up to you to implement them. Are you going to be one of the ones who succeed? Make it you.
Does it matter if I have only 1 song released? How about albums from years ago?
It does not matter whether you have 1 song that was released last week or 5 albums released 10 years ago. One of Vo’s most synced songs (still) is a song he released 10 years ago. A good song is a good song. The music supervisor’s motto is “if it works, it works."
Are there any other fees on top of the price of the course?
We recommend every student gets a DISCO account which costs $10/month (but our students get a 30% off coupon code).
Will this work for me?
We have no idea. It may. It may not. We are teaching you strategies that have worked extremely well for Vo over the last 10 years. If it doesn't work for you it will be because your music is not up to professional sync standards. We don't help you with that. We recommend you get some unbiased opinions on your music (not from friends or family - someone who will tell it to you straight), before making this investment. Our strategies teach you how to make your music sync-able, organize all of the information required for music supervisors to sync your music, and then reach out. Whether they get back to you and listen to your music is totally up to them and is based on whether they like your music or not. If they don't like your music, they won't place your music or work with you. If they do, they will. Simple as that.
What if I have more questions?
Email us at [email protected].