The Indie Guide to Music Copyright and Publishing

Budi VoogtCopyright & Publishing, Music Business14 Comments

This post was initially featured on DigitalMusicNews. You can find it here. Intro Earning a living from art. It’s what every artist wants. But it can be hard, particularly for musicians. The competition is fierce, the supply of music is huge and the barrier of entry at an all time low, especially for electronic music. Younger generations only stream and pirate, and physical sales are declining. Only the most successful … Read More

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The Indie Musician’s Guide To Digital Distribution

Budi VoogtCopyright & Publishing, Music Business0 Comments

This article was originally published by my friends over at Hypebot. Find it here. This guide will help you overcome the difficult subject that is digital music distribution. Want to know how to choose from the great amount of different distributors, figure out which one is best for you and make sure that you’ve paid attention to all important details? Keep on reading. The importance of digital In today’s music … Read More

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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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The unconventional guide to getting signed by a record label

Budi VoogtBooking Agents, Copyright & Publishing, Labels & Distribution, Music Business46 Comments

Do you have great music and want to score a record deal? Or have you always wondered how artists got through to big labels and ended up getting signed? In this post I will teach you my foolproof method for scoring a record label deal and set you up with a sweet checklist of to-do’s which you can pick up right here.

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