Registration, Royalties, & Release


Making sure you are protected, paid and have a successful release

with Ari Herstand.




Use coupon code at checkout ROYALTIES for $150 off.

(Expires October 20th at 11:59pm PT)


A Berklee College of Music report found that anywhere from 20% to 50% of music payments do not make it to their rightful owners. 


Kobalt calculated that there are over 900,000 royalty streams per song. 


As of last year, there was $420 million in unclaimed mechanical royalties for songwriters. 


There are currently over 50,000 musicians publicly listed in a database owed money for which the organizations cannot find them to pay (and is just holding onto this money).


How do you make sure you register your work properly and obtain all of the royalties that are rightfully owed to you?


Release strategy is constantly evolving. Spotify has given out the playbook on how to release music if you want to be successful on its platform. What was recommended even just 5 years ago is ineffective today. 


But no one is sharing this information in a comprehensive way. 


Until now.

This course will give you the tools to make sure you are properly registered everywhere. It covers how to collect royalties in your own country and worldwide. It also makes sure you are protected and know how to best navigate contract negotiations with any party in the music industry. This course will set you up for your most successful release yet.





With over 40 pages of additional guides and templates including:


★ Work for Hire Agreements

Producer Agreements

Session Musician Agreements 

Songwriter Split Sheets

Release Checklists

Glossary of Terms

Folder of Assets Needed for Release







Join Ari Herstand as he steps you through how to properly register and release all of your music in his easy-to-understand teaching style.


He will be on hand to answer any and all questions. 



Every student is invited into a private, members-only Community Group to ask any questions that may come up and get to know your fellow students.


Ari’s former students have discovered 10s of thousands of dollars that they didn’t even know existed, because he helped get them properly registered and paid.


The question isn’t “can I afford to take this course?” 

The question is “can I afford not to take this course?”


Don’t attempt another release all on your own. Let’s do it together.



Use coupon code at checkout ROYALTIES for $150 off.

(Expires October 20th at 11:59pm PT)



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COURSE CURRICULUM

  COURSE INTRODUCTION
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  CHAPTER 2: REGISTRATION
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  CHAPTER 3: ROYALTIES
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  CHAPTER 4: RELEASE
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  Outro
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  BONUS LESSON 1: FACEBOOK OBJECTIVES OVERVIEW
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  BONUS LESSON 2: HOW TO GET ON SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS
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  BONUS SECTION
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 for our master courses. However, enrollment is ongoing for the Registration, Royalties, and Release introductory course.

 

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 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 the course for at least 1 year from today’s date.

 

How much time do I need to devote to ATA a week?

There are about 4 hours of pre-recorded lessons. There is on-going, real-time support in the private members-only Group. When you’re prepping for a release, you should be spending about 10 hours a week getting ready for it (with these exercises and checklists in the course). When you’re off release, you can spend a couple hours a week monitoring all of your registrations.


 

Do you have a refund policy?

There are no refunds with this course. 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 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?

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, songwriters, musicians, producers, indie labels, 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.

Many students have discovered that the investment of the course was paid back (and more) when they discovered royalties they hadn't registered for.

 

Am I guaranteed to make more money after I finish the course? 

Nothing is guaranteed, but if there is money out there for you, we will absolutely make sure you know how to find it to get paid. We have helped artists track down thousands of lost dollars. 


Is ATA doing the work for me in tracking down royalties? 

No. This is an educational course. We give you the information and knowledge, but it is up to you to properly register and release your work and track down lost royalties. We give you the road map, but it is up to you to do the grunt work. Ari and the ATA staff will be on hand to answer questions in the Community Group.

 

Are there any other fees on top of the price of the course?

There are no extra fees on top of the price of the course, however some recommended services may cost money. 


I have more questions. How do I get in touch?

Email us: [email protected]



DISCLAIMER


BY ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE YOU ARE GAINING FULL ACCESS TO THIS COURSE MATERIAL FOR AS LONG AS WE KEEP IT AVAILABLE (YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE FOR AT LEAST 1 YEAR FROM TODAY'S DATE). YOU CAN EITHER PAY A LUMP SUM UP FRONT OR YOU CAN DO THE PAYMENT PLAN. IF YOU OPT FOR THE INSTALLMENT PLAN, YOU ARE COMMITTING TO PAYING OFF YOUR BALANCE. IT IS NOT A MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEE. THERE IS NO "CANCELLATION."