How To Score Your First Show

How To Score Your First Shows

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

As a starting musician, scoring your first shows to play can seem like a daunting task. This holds true for both bands and DJ/Producers. Luckily, in practice, it isn’t all that difficult. You just need to know the right approaches, and have the persistence to keep at it until you strike gold. As an artist manager and booker, I’m going … Read More

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The Indie Musician's Guide To Digital Distribution

The Indie Musician’s Guide To Digital Distribution

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

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. In today’s music industry, the importance of having your music available … Read More

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Winning at YouTube: The Power of Music Promotion Channels

Winning at YouTube: The Power of Music Promotion Channels

Budi Voogt
June 12th, 2017

This post was first published by my friends over at DJ Tech Tools. A new trend is rising in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene. I’m sure that you’ve seen them on YouTube and Soundcloud. Channels that consistently upload curated new music, often with a signature visual style. Some use audio responsive 3d animations, others use photographs of beautiful landscapes … Read More

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The biggest mistakes artists make on Soundcloud

The biggest mistakes artists make on Soundcloud

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

This article was first published by my friends over at DigitalMusicNews. Find it here. Every current day musician is using Soundcloud. If not, then you’re definitely missing out. The platform is a great way to foster a community, to get feedback on your tracks and to interact and showcase with people that are into the style that you are. It’s … Read More

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How to start a DJ podcast show (and get it on iTunes)

How to start a DJ podcast show (and get it on iTunes)

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to expand your audience, to showcase and practice your mixing skills and could use a good reason to connect with other musicians, starting a DJ podcast show can be a great move. In this article, I will teach you how to do this properly, from start to finish, and also teach you how to … Read More

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Things I wish I knew about the music business

Things I wish I knew about the music business

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

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 … Read More

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How to attract loads of traffic using Reddit

How to attract loads of traffic using Reddit

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

The following post is an article that I’ve written for the awesome people at CD Baby. Find the original here. This is a guide about the power of Reddit and how you can use it to attract lots of traffic to your music. Recently I discovered this website called Reddit. Sure, I had heard about it, but never really took … Read More

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The unconventional guide to getting signed by a record label

The unconventional guide to getting signed by a record label

Budi Voogt
April 19th, 2017

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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