DME Talks afl. 16: Live op ADE 'How to make it in America!'

Hoe zorg je ervoor dat jouw track daar op de radio komt? Hoe zorg je voor een succesvolle tour? En met welke zaken moet je rekeningen houden? Budi Voogt (CEO, MusicCareers), Thomas Deelder (Publisher, CTM), Ben Shprits (Vice President, Wasserman Music) vertellen tijdens deze episode alles wat je moet weten over hun ervaringen in the USA. Deze episode is opgenomen tijdens het Dutch Music Export panel op ADE 2022. Gemodereerd door Karin Koopmans (Projectmanager Dance, Dutch Music Export) en Dieuwertje Heuvelings (Projectmanager Hip/Hop & R&B, Dutch Music Export).







Sprekers :



Thomas Deelder


Thomas Deelder relocated from his native The Netherlands to Los Angeles 10 years ago. He managed the careers of artists Afrojack and Far East Movement amongst others. In 2016 he joined the ranks of CTM Publishing as their Creative Director. In this role he oversees artists like Scott Storch, Fisher, Avedon, Chris Lake and established an ever-growing publishing portfolio with artists across the globe.


Budi Voogt


Over the past decade Budi has scaled businesses in the music industry, as an artist manager (of San Holo, among others) and CEO of labels Heroic and bitbird. He runs Striking Signal, a family fund focused on tech/web3, specialized in decentralized finance (DeFi), marketplace and consumer technology businesses. He is also incubating MusicCareers, the fastest growing job site for the music industry.


Ben Shprits


Ben Shprits is a Vice President at Wasserman Music, and has developed remarkable touring careers for some of the most exciting names in electronic music today, including Fred again.., Charlotte de Witte, KSHMR, CAMELPHAT, Gorgon City, Dom Dolla and John Summit. Shprits began his career working alongside veteran agent Wayne Forte at Entourage Talent, where he rose to become VP of the company at the age of 27. In 2012, he joined dance agency AM Only, recognizing the potential of the electronic music genre. His unique strategic ability to build careers from the ground up allowed him to build his roster rapidly and become one of the most sought-after agents in the business. Shprits remained with this expanding team as AM Only was acquired by Paradigm in 2015, and Paradigm sold its music division to Wasserman in 2021. Shprits is based in Los Angeles, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.


Gemodereerd door :


Karin Koopmans


Karin Koopmans started her working career as an intern at Universal Music, which led her working as a music professional in the industry for 15 years. Being a assistant manager for White Mountain Management, marketing manager at Ampco Flashlight Holding, Head of Music All Stars Management (Spinnin’ Records), Dance division Roar Management in Los Angeles, General Manager of dj’s Oliver Heldens & Sam Feldt, founding member of the Heartfeldt Foundation and member of the AFEM Green Initiative. Karin sees music as the ultimate communicator to bring positive change in the world.



Dieuwertje Heuvelings


Dieuwertje Heuvelings is a music professional, teacher, writer and podcast host from the Netherlands. For the last 14 years she worked as an interviewer, a Spotify playlist editor, an A&R at Arista Records in New York and as a Music Supervisor for TV shows & Commercials. ‘Auxiety’, her recently published debut novel about the rise of Dutch hip hop in the streaming era was shortlisted for the ‘Best Young Adult Book’ of 2021.