Hack The Entrepreneur Podcast: How To Start A Record Label (And My Business Philosophy)

Budi VoogtEntrepreneurship, Life2 Comments

  A friend of mine recently introduced me to Jon Nastor of the Hack The Entrepreneur podcast. As a big fan of podcasts, I dove deep and discovered that Jon has one of the nicest podcasts out on the web. The format is powerful and straight to the point: 30-60 minute conversions with entrepreneurs from different fields, where he ‘hacks’ them and extracts their strategies for success, drivers and philosophies. … Read More

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Announcing the Music Marketing Academy (My Online School)

Budi VoogtBlogs, Booking Agents, Copyright & Publishing, Labels & Distribution, Music Business, Music Marketing, Social Media, SoundCloud / YouTube / Spotify, Team Building4 Comments

  A while back I sent out a survey to my list. I wanted to get your feedback on which things you are struggling with the most, what parts of music marketing you find the hardest and what you would like to ask me. Hundreds of you answered and I appreciate that. It’s awesome to see you actually care and engage, which makes me feel humbled and reinforces why I’m doing this … Read More

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Guest on the EDMProd Podcast: Labels, Marketing Your Music And The State Of The Industry

Budi VoogtMusic Marketing0 Comments

Recently Sam Matla, of EDMProd (an amazing resource for electronic music producers) and I have become good friends. We’ve been sharing feedback on how to improve our blogs and it’s been nothing but a blast. Sam expressed wanting to launch a podcast, for which he invited me on as a guest. An offer I couldn’t refuse. The EDMProd podcast is a great resource for producers looking to improve their craft and … Read More

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The Truth About Record Deals (And How To Negotiate Them)

Budi VoogtCopyright & Publishing, Music Business11 Comments

Labels come in all shapes and sizes; major labels, larger independents, smaller independents, net labels and online collectives. Whether you’re an electronic music producer or indie band, it is probable that you will be involved in a record deal at some point in your career. In this article, we’ll talk about the nature of recording agreements, key clauses that you should understand and terms that are reasonable and favorable to … Read More

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Understanding the Music Industry: Record Labels, A&Rs, Distribution, Pluggers and PR

Budi VoogtBooking Agents, Copyright & Publishing, Labels & Distribution, Music Business11 Comments

  Understanding the Music Industry is a series that outlines the framework of the business, explaining the roles of the industry professionals, what their jobs entail, when it’s important to involve them and deal specifics that you want to be aware of. Artist managers, booking agents, music publishers, labels, A&Rs and others – we’ll treat them all. The first episode covers the foundations that underlie this business, shedding light on … Read More

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