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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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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Understanding the Music Industry: Artist Managers and Booking Agents – what they do and why you need them

Budi VoogtBooking Agents, Labels & Distribution, Music Business71 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.

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Things I wish I knew about the music business

Budi VoogtBooking Agents, Copyright & Publishing, Labels & Distribution, Music Business, Team Building48 Comments

Just about a year ago, I started doing this music thing professionally, and launched my first company. I was 20 years old, overly enthusiastic and had absolutely no clue what I was getting myself in to. Together with a partner, we founded artist management agency Heroes Management. We started out with two acts, and were absolutely dead certain that they’d make it big in no-time. And that we would be … Read More

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