Music Industry Advice With Jesse Brede

Music Industry Advice: Jesse Brede from Gravitas Recordings and Gravitas Create

Neel Erickson
June 21st, 2019

Welcome to the third installment of Music Industry Advice – our interview series with today’s most successful managers, label workers, and industry professionals. In this series, we share the results of our interviews with these experts – the stories of their successes and the strategies that got them there, from broad mindsets to specific techniques. In this third interview (catch … Read More

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Music Industry Advice: Neal O'Connor

Music Industry Advice: Neal O’Connor on Grey, Porter Robinson, and WAVEDASH

Neel Erickson
March 11th, 2019

The biggest success stories begin with a love of music, and Neal O’Connor’s is no exception:
“I’d figured out that I wanted to work in the music business when I was 18. I was a senior in high school playing in rock bands and stuff like that. I recognized that I wasn’t the best songwriter/guitarist, but I was the one who was running the business aspects of my high school bands. I was putting together press kit mailers, mailing them to all the local music venues in the San Francisco Bay area, and then harassing them with follow-up phone calls every day – just trying to get the band booked so we could go play for some people.”

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

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

Budi Voogt
April 12th, 2018

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
April 12th, 2018

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
March 21st, 2018

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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