The Truth About Record Deals (And How To Negotiate Them)

The Truth About Record Deals (And How To Negotiate Them)

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

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 negotiate for. If you’re not yet familiar with … Read More

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Understanding the Music Industry: Record Labels, A&Rs, Distribution, Pluggers and PR

Understanding the Music Industry: Record Labels, A&Rs, Distribution, Pluggers and PR

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

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 … Read More

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

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

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

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?

Is monetized streaming the future?

Budi Voogt
February 27th, 2017

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 … 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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