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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How does the Music Industry work: Music Publishers, Syncs and Licensing

Budi VoogtCopyright & Publishing, Music Business8 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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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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Is monetized streaming the future?

Budi VoogtCopyright & Publishing, Music Business0 Comments

This article has been featured on DigitalMusicNews. Read it here. Streaming is huge. Bigger than ever. And growing. Everyone’s on Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify, or some other source where listening to tracks is just the click of a button away. This surge has drastically impacted the music industry, by making content easily accessible (often for free), facilitating interaction between creators and consumers, and by giving creators the freedom to share and … Read More

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