Overview

Heroic is a record label and artist management agency based in The Netherlands, focused on Empowering Creators.

Heroic Academy is the educational platform by Heroic co-founders Budi Voogt and Tim van Doorne, launched to create illuminated paths to success in the music industry.

Budi (manager of artists like San Holo) shares all lessons and strategies on music business & marketing.
Tim (mastered music for labels as Ultra, Big Beat, Monstercat, Revealed and Armada) shares all lessons and techniques on audio engineering.

 

Creative Writer:

We’re on a mission to expand Heroic Academy into the educational platform for accelerated success in the music industry. We’re increasing our written content output, and we’re looking for someone to help accelerate this process.

We are looking for a writer for music Business & Marketing and a writer for Audio Engineering.

As Creative Writer you will be responsible for creating detailed long-format content, based on our real-world industry experience, that’ll be published to an audience of tens of thousands. You’ll work closely with members of the Heroic team to source information and may be involved in the marketing of that material as well.

You need to have a real getting things done mentality and need to fit into an environment of early 20 year olds whom are all going the extra mile (no 9-5 mentality) to build something we truly believe in.

 

Responsibilities:

Creative Writing: writing articles and producing other content related to the music industry and music marketing, for publication on heroic.academy and other related websites.
Editing: editing and curating (written) content, produced either by yourself or someone else on our team, while basing it on our industry expertise and philosophy.
Editorial Management: developing and managing a content strategy to establish the Heroic Academy brand as a go-to platform for music Marketing & Business and Audio Engineering. This includes written content, as well as video and audio.
Content Marketing & Growth Hacking: managing and marketing content on the heroic.academy and related websites, growth-hacking for traffic, securing features with key publications, arranging and facilitating interviews and podcasts.
Requirements:

Music Business & Marketing

  • Experienced writer, whether through academics or blogging (ideally with a focus on music)
  • Skilled at social media (SoundCloud / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube at minimum)
  • Skilled at, or deeply interested in, internet & content marketing and growth-hacking
  • Fluent in English, fluent in Dutch is a bonus
  • Work hard, play hard mentality
  • Willingness to learn and adapt quickly to an ever-changing digital atmosphere
  • Affinity with electronic music and the industry
  • Ability to work 5-10 hours per week
  • Willing to work at unconventional business hours
  • Ability to come into our offices in The Hague, The Netherlands (bonus)

Audio Engineering

  • Experienced writer, whether through academics or blogging (ideally with a focus on audio engineering)
  • Skilled at audio engineering (mixing, mastering, affinity with different DAWs, plugins, recording)
  • Skilled at, or deeply interested in, internet & content marketing and growth-hacking
  • Fluent in English, fluent in Dutch is a bonus
  • Work hard, play hard mentality
  • Willingness to learn and adapt quickly to an ever-changing digital atmosphere
  • Affinity with electronic music and the industry
  • Ability to work 5-10 hours per week
  • Willing to work at unconventional business hours
  • Ability to come into our offices in The Hague, The Netherlands (bonus)

This opportunity is extraordinary as it will expose your creations to an audience of tens of thousands, while providing practical industry experience and interactions with industry professionals and touring artists. You’ll see firsthand how content marketing, education and our label and management businesses intertwine and can get to feel the start-up mentality. If you perform excellently, there’s room for growth into a full-time position.

Do you have what it takes? Submit your resume and a motivational letter explaining your affinity with electronic music, examples of your writing and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team and the position. We’ll get back to you shortly.

About Heroic

Founded by Budi Voogt and Tim van Doorne out of frustration with the outdated practices of the music industry, Heroic is a digitally-optimized and ethical music company on a mission to Empower Creators.

We discover, incubate and accelerate artists to build them sustainable careers.

We combine digital distribution expertise with an unconventional approach to marketing, as well as strong industry and social influencer relationships, to generate exposure for our artists disproportional to their size.

And by providing modern and fair deals, we’re quick bring our artists to financial sustainability.

Beyond label services, we publish our catalog and manage. Our management roster includes DROELOE, WRLD and San Holo.

Transparency is important to us and we believe education is crucial to helping modern artists succeed. That’s why we share our experiences publicly, to prevent you from having to make our mistakes.

Budi covers music marketing, the industry and copyright on his website. His book, The SoundCloud Bible, is now in its Third Edition.

Tim does the same for mixing and mastering over at Heroic Audio. His book, The Mastering Bible, is out now.

By wearing the kamon, the ancient Japanese symbol used to decorate a family, we show our resolve.

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