Rumours About My Retirement — A Statement

Ingo Vogelmann
Not retired, yet.

There seems to be a rumour that I retired. Recently I also received messages from fans who asked me directly. I think it’s time to explain, and not just on this subject.

First of all: no. I haven’t retired, yet, nor do I plan so anytime soon. But I have either shut down or minimized certain activities that affect my work in the music industry, on the other hand, I draw my energy to other (and partially new) things.

About my management activities in the music industry

As you may know, I no longer work for FRISKY. I also removed my shows from the station, because I wanted it that way. I was not officially fired. At a certain point, FRISKY simply stopped communicating with me for reasons that to this day are incomprehensible to me, unless I suspected fraud. After all, I was the one who quit after nobody talked to me anymore. I got some sort of explanation (very much too late), but it wasn’t satisfactory at all. Despite the fact that it assumed completely false accusations that looked strongly like made up, for the sake of accusation. I can not spread the whole story publicly, it’s still a legal process that is far from over. I still have demands that I have to enforce in court.

With great pleasure I am Head of A&R for Pro B Tech Music. This job usually takes place in the background, which is why you do not notice much of it. But I am very busy. If you have demos, send them to me. 😉

Studio work

I direct my energy more and more to the work in the studio. That means I produce, mix, master and compose a lot, both for myself and for clients. That’s great fun. I couldn’t imagine quitting this, ever. I will probably do this until my very last breath. I just love music too much.

Radio shows

I do that. Still. As long as I enjoy it and my time allows it. I don’t know when the time has come when it stops being enough fun to continue, but you will notice.

Gigs

Quite clear: I’m picking out the really good ones. I’m tired of stupid discussions with promoters that do too much coke and have an incredibly inflated ego or want to fool me. I do not play for free drinks, travel expenses and hotel. BTW, I never did that.

To be honest: I have been involved in the music industry for about 25 years. I have experienced many beautiful things, seen many places and people and experienced unforgettable moments. But also many bitter disappointments. And I – 45 years old – do not feel like it anymore. Really not. I might be a bit stupid, but not that stupid.

And here is the most important thing…

Over the years, I have neglected far too many things. Friends and partnership, for example. Family. A normal life. I haven’t always given the really important people in my life the attention and energy they deserve. Although I always had the best intentions, I have been terrible on many subjects and fucked up opportunities.

At 45, I’m full of regrets that I need to process — believe it or not. Your own mistakes make you either go full retard (pardon the wording) or they make you humble and thoughtful. I want to be a better version of myself and live the life I could have lived earlier if I hadn’t clinged to stupid things and false perceptions. I also want to have more time and energy for private passions and hobbies, and I also want to really listen to the music I love more, not just skip through it, because I need to evaluate it.

I’m at an age where you do not have to get involved with everything or prove anything. I (almost) only do things that I enjoy doing. A few things I did before have only taken but not given back enough, or at all. Fuck this.

In a nutshell, I have no time or energy to waste. This life is short and will be over sooner or later, and I’m the only one responsible for my happiness until that day has come.

However, that’s the short explanation on the state of things. If necessary, I will explain more at some point. Thanks for your attention and for your support! I sincerely hope you understand what this is about, and what not.

I do not sell my own music anymore

I decided to offer all my music for which I own the copyrights* for free, now and in the future. “Free” means all music I have on my own label (L2 Music) can be downloaded for as low as zero (all currencies, smiles preferred) or for whatever amount you think is right, in the best possible quality! There are no hooks, eyelets or hidden conditions. There is just music.

You can either stream my music for free via Spotify or stream and/or download at Bandcamp.

Bandcamp

*Digital downloads, not physical products, of course. I have no influence on the price of my music that I have signed with other labels, hence I can not offer this for free. But all of my albums are on my own label, and most of my non-dance-music productions.

Of course, I will still do paid remixes (and receive royalties for those), and sign my music to other labels, mostly dance music productions. But music on my own label (my albums etc.) will be free from now on.

Why am I doing this?

It’s simple, really. There is no point in asking you to pay for the download of music files anymore when you can stream it for free already. Those who like to listen to music in top quality (the audiophiles among you), there are the free or pay-what-you-want downloads at Bandcamp.

Nevertheless, I would like to ask each one of you to support me by becoming my patron:

Become a Patron!

Thank you, no matter if you’re just a listener or paying subscriber/downloader. You’re all equally valuable to me.

12 Things You Should Never Say To a Musician

  1. So Are You Trying To Be A Musician

    I am a musician. Not trying. Trying to be a musician is watching the first YouTube video on how to hold a guitar. Not what I have done for the past 15 years. That is BEING a musician.

  2. You Sound Like


    I know you’re trying to be nice by putting me in good company, but musicians want to feel original. We don’t want to hear we sound like everyone else. That we’re unoriginal. It’s fine for you to sell your friends on listening to someone new by comparing them to well known artists, but when talking to a musician, the best compliment is “you sound like YOU and it’s awesome.” Unless you’re talking to a pop producer, then yeah, “it sounds like Katy Perry” is probably the best compliment you could give.

  3. You Should Try Out For American Idol

    I will slap you.

  4. When Am I Going To Hear You On The Radio?

    When your radio plays better shit.

  5. You Should Be On The Voice

    Because that’s a career builder. Right Jermaine?

  6. You Must Love Karaoke

    No, actually, I hate karaoke because I have to listen to you sing.

  7. Can I Get On The List? Plus 1?

    You don’t have $10 to support my music, but you have $50 for the round of shots you just bought everyone?

  8. What’s Your Real Job?

    It’s this little field called music. It’s way more real than those TPS reports you put together for the Bobs.

  9. What’s Your Backup Plan

    What’s yours?

  10. It Will Be Great Exposure

    Meaning, it doesn’t pay. No thanks.

  11. I Have A Great Idea For A Song

    And I have a great idea on how you can fix my faucet better. But let’s keep these things to ourselves.

  12. Free Bird

    That stopped being funny in ’97.

 

Source: 12 Things You Should Never Say To a Musician | Digital Music News

Ingo & Jakob: Die unbestellbare Scarlett Johansson

Ingo

scheisse. damit bin ich nicht einverstanden (galaxy s7 delivery):
Expected date of delivery 14.07.2016 from 10:30 to 13:30 h

Jakob

Oh, bist du dann nicht da?

Ingo

doch. ich will das aber heute. ?

Jakob

Ja, gut, aber irgendwas ist doch immer ?

Ingo

meh
es ist die reine ignoranz meiner befindlichkeiten ?

Jakob

Ich will heute auch noch Scarlett Johansson in meinem Bett, wird aber auch nicht passieren ?

Ingo

du hast die aber auch nicht bestellt und bezahlt.

Jakob

Die ist auch unbezahlbar

Ingo

das hoffe ich doch. ist sie denn bestellbar? ?

Jakob

Kommt vermutlich darauf an, fĂŒr wen

Ingo

na, fĂŒr einen hengst wie du einer bist, dĂŒrfte das doch kein problem sein. ?

Jakob

Mir fehlen die Kontakte, fĂŒrchte ich

Ingo

du hast wohl wackelkontakte?!

Jakob

Ich wĂŒnschte, ich hĂ€tte welche. Aber selbst die sind abgerissen.

Ingo

LÖTEN!

Jakob

Ich wĂŒrde ja sagen, dazu fehlt mir der Kolben, aber das könntest du falsch verstehen ?

from Ingo & Jakob ingoundjakob.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/die-unbestellbare-scarlett…

Bandcamp, Downloads, Streaming, and the Inescapably Bright Future

“Subscription-based music streaming,* on the other hand, has yet to prove itself to be a viable model, even after hundreds of millions of investment dollars raised and spent. For our part, we are committed to offering an alternative that we know works. As long as there are fans who care about the welfare of their favorite artists and want to help them keep making music, we will continue to provide that direct connection. And as long as there are fans who want to own, not rent, their music, that is a service we will continue to provide, and that is a model whose benefits we will continue to champion.”

Ingo & Jakob: Der Pantheistische Omnibus

INGO

es gibt von drei dingen auf der welt zuviel: dummheit, humanoide biomasse und plastik.

JAKOB

Interessante Zusammenfassung

INGO

ist so einfach
wÀre das erste gelöst, wÀren 2 und 3 entweder viel weniger oder gelöst

JAKOB

Klar

INGO

mit dummheit meine ich nicht denkfÀhigkeit
dummheit ist eine entscheidung

JAKOB

Aber so mĂŒssen wir uns mit allem rumschlagen

INGO

richtig
ich habe menschen in meinem leben getroffen, die kaum um die ecke denken können, aber alles richtig machen
WEIL SIE WOLLEN

JAKOB

Kenne ich aber auch. Es hat ja auch mit der SelbsteinschÀtzung zu tun, was man sich selbst zutraut und was nicht
Dunning-Kruger-Effekt

INGO

ich kannte diesen begriff vorher nicht, aber er beschreibt exakt ein paar leute, die ich kenne

JAKOB

Eben

INGO

knaller. danke fĂŒr die neudentdeckung.

JAKOB

Gern. Ich kenne auch genug davon.

INGO

wo kommt diese scheisse her?

JAKOB

Kommt ja auch drauf an, welche Erfahrungen Menschen machen und wie sie sie verarbeiten
Das hat so viele Komponenten…

INGO

meinetwegen können die weg
unfÀlle

JAKOB

Das Problem ist, dass sie das Potential haben, doch nochmal aufzuwachen und zu merken, wo ihre Grenzen liegen

INGO

ich verweise auf meinen punkt 2 von 3
ich glaube auch, dass solche menschen mehr schaden als retten, selbst, wenn sie auf einem guten weg sind. bis dahin ist viel schaden entstanden.
ich klinge ja beinahe wie hitler?
na ja … die bibel ist da viel krasser
gott war demnach so abgefuckt von diesem thema, dass er mal rubbeldiekatz alles ausgelöscht hat.

JAKOB

Mehrmals

INGO

you don’t fuck around with gawd

JAKOB

NatĂŒrlich nicht!
OmniprÀsenz und Omnipotenz und so

INGO

und omnibus!

JAKOB

Nee, den browcht er nicht

INGO

so? welche art von transportation hat er denn?

JAKOB

Braucht er ja gar nicht, weil er ĂŒberall gleichzeitig ist und alles wahrnimmt

INGO

jetzt sind wir beim pantheismus
beinahe

JAKOB

Nope, das ist eine Eigenschaft, die der biblische Gott in einigen Strömungen hat

INGO

ja, da hat er die auch, stimmt
aber da ist er halt personifiziert

JAKOB

Pantheismus wÀre, wenn in allem Gott wÀre oder alles zusammen Gott

INGO

richtig

JAKOB

Eben, Personifikation
Eine reine Person

INGO

im pantheistischen omnibus fĂ€hrt man halt auch mit tickets die personenunabhĂ€ngig ĂŒbertragbar sind

JAKOB

Ohja, aber da haben sowieso alle ein Ticket

INGO

und schwarzfahrer heissen da “black panthers”

JAKOB

Panticketismus

INGO

top!

from Ingo & Jakob ingoundjakob.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/der-pantheistische-omnibus…

Ingo & Jakob: GewaltprÀvention

Jakob

ich muss gleich los zur Schule

Ingo

???

Jakob

jo, Sprachförderkinder wieder

Ingo

Was sollen die denn bei dir lernen?

Jakob

wir machen GewaltprÀvention und Sozialverhalten
die sollen sich halt nicht stÀndig auf die Fresse howen?

Kinder rasten da ja allgemein schnell ows, sind deutlich unreflektierter

from Ingo & Jakob ingoundjakob.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/gewaltpravention/

Ingo & Jakob: Aubst

Jakob

Ich habe gerade Obst geschnitten

INGO

du bist ein reiner obstschneider!

JAKOB

Nahezu eine Obstschneidemaschine
Jeden Morgen mache ich das

INGO

aubst ist ein rein gutes strĂŒhfick. beinahe das beste.

JAKOB

Ich kann mir nichts Besseres vorstellen

INGO

ich kann mir vorstellen, dass du dir nichts besseres vorstellen kannst.

auf mallorca hatte ich 2 orangenbĂ€ume im gachten. die haben so derart viele orangen abgeworfen, dass ich mit dem verzehr nicht nachkam. da habe ich auch jeden morgen aubst gestrĂŒhfickt. und der madelbaum lieferte madeln. zwar nicht immer, aber dennoch in erquickender quantitĂ€t.

JAKOB

Sehr nett

INGO

madeln? maden, whatever

JAKOB

Maden sind eher mittel

INGO

aber sehr proteinreich

JAKOB

Ich bin morgens eher auf Kohlenhydrate ows

INGO

geröstet schmecken die wie nĂŒffe

JAKOB

Ahja

INGO

ja, kohlehydranten sind wichtig, besonders morgens
ich kann morgens auch easy 3 wychgekochte eyer essen

JAKOB

Geht auch

Ingo

oder 500 gramm filet?

from Ingo & Jakob ingoundjakob.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/aubst/