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Ari Herstand

Songwriter, Artist, Actor, Journalist

Songwriter, Artist, Actor
Journalist – Digital Music News; Ari’s Take

Most people now know Ari Herstand as the guy who helped them fly with their instruments. His Carry Your Instrument On The Plane… It’s The LAW blog post went viral and has been viewed over 300,000 with over 40,000 Facebook Likes. In just under two years, Herstand’s music business advice blog, Ari’s Take, has been nominated by the LA Weekly as the best music blog in Los Angeles and has become a go-to resource for DIY musicians. Ari Herstand is a DIY musician who has played over 600 shows around the country, has opened for or toured with Ben Folds, Cake, Matt Nathanson, The Milk Carton Kids and Ron Pope, and has had his music featured in countless TV shows.  As an actor, he has co-starred in TV shows including Mad Men, 2 Broke Girls, The Fosters, Sam & Cat and Touch. Herstand is best know for his live looping: combining the trumpet, beat boxing, keys, acoustic guitar, percussion and vocals to create a full, sonic live experience. He recently joined the Digital Music News team as a staff writer. Herstand brings the musician’s perspective to most current topics.