Ari Herstand has been a completely DIY, full-time musician for over 5 years and has performed over 550 shows around the world. He has had songs featured on multiple TV shows and has shared the stage with Ben Folds, Cake, Matt Nathanson, Joshua Radin, Eric Hutchinson and Ron Pope.He created the music business advice blog, Ari’s Take in the Spring of 2012 to help DIY musicians navigate the independent world of music.Herstand was born and raised in the Midwest and got his start in the Minneapolis music scene. He rose to prominence locally and consistently sold out the 800 capacity Varsity Theater. He became the go-to musician in the scene for music business advice before he moved to Los Angeles in the Summer of 2010.
Currently residing in West Hollywood, Herstand still spends a good portion of his time on the road touring. When at home he splits his time writing music, writing blog posts (obviously), playing shows at the Hotel Cafe and acting in TV shows (see him deliver his epic 1 line on 2 Broke Girls or his co-star appearances on Sam & Cat, The Fosters, Touch and others).
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