Books that changed my view on the music industry

Budi VoogtCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Life, Productivity0 Comments

I love to read. Really, I love it. It hasn’t always been like this though. Like most people, I used to be reluctant to pick up a book and read… I considered it boring, plus, there’s the internet. Yet I have always been a voracious consumer of information. About two years ago my reading habit started, when a number of bloggers that I follow collectively recommended the same books. I … Read More

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Running An Independent Label: A Year In Review

Budi VoogtEntrepreneurship, Life4 Comments

The label More than a year and a half ago we started Heroic, our label group slash management agency. We are focused on Empowering Creators. It started as a way to release the music we loved and artists we worked with. I was managing a few acts back then, all of whom were experimental in sound and yet unestablished. We experienced a hard time getting them signed to bigger labels, specifically … Read More

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Guest on the Artrepreneur Podcast show

Budi VoogtEntrepreneurship, Life, Music Marketing0 Comments

Heath from The Artrepreneur Now invited me to be a guest on his Artrepreneur podcast show. He is all about spreading positive creative influence, via his podcast where he interviews artsy entrepreneurs, and through the The Artsy Now foundation, which is focused on providing children the opportunity to discover their purpose in life through music and art. A honorable cause if you ask me. We talk about my journey in … Read More

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Musicians: Work Like a Pro to Become a Pro

Budi VoogtEntrepreneurship, Life0 Comments

I’ve written this post for ReverbNation, who are publishing it as a four part series. One part going live each week. For the past three years I have worked with multiple artists, and observed the following: artists tend to be disorganized. We can probably all agree on that, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. But, it sure is a reality we need to deal with. It’s occurrence makes sense, … Read More

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