About Hugo van den Bos

Brand Manager

I’m working in the function of Brand Manager for the vinyl only “Music On Vinyl” label. My job is related to all kind of music styles and consists of creating marketing and communication plans and drafting reports, analyses and concepts for on- and offline channels. In addition, I’m responsible for contributing to possible music releases on the label.

Music Journalist

I’m running my own music site called Platendraaier. It’s an online music magazine about vinyl and info related to this subject, such as record stores, music fairs, album covers and concert venues. In addition I’m writing album- and festival reviews, creating songs- and album lists and sharing information about sound equipment. In 2014 and 2015 I organized the yearly election for the best records stores in The Netherlands. The website received over 150.000 unique visitors in 2017 and has a large following on social media.

Traveler

I like travelling all around the world. The last couple of summer vacations I backpacked through different parts of Asia including India, Vietnam and Thailand. The best part of travelling is to learn about other cultures, meeting the locals and alternating between visiting urban areas and nature. The freedom of travelling is to be found in the many great adventures you will be experiencing and all the people you will meet.

ABOUT ME

I’m Hugo, a twenty-seven year old guy from The Netherlands who’s working as a Brand Manager for a vinyl music label. I’m interested in all kind of subjects related to the online web, such as web developing, social media, SEO and analytics.

I really like spending time on my love for music. I’ve got a large collection of vinyl records covering all kinds of music genres. On my website you’ll find information about vinyl releases, fairs, record stores and well-known album covers. On the blog you can read the last album reviews and about my visits to record stores all over the country.

During the summer vacation I’m traveling all around the world to visit places that appeals to me. These are mainly countries with a impressive culture, historical sights, diversity in the landscape, tropical climates and delicious food and drinks.

Besides my studies I practiced athletics for over eighteen years. Specifically aimed at long distances, where I’ve increased the duration and intensity of the running sessions over the years. The performance became better and better but I got a backlash after the summer of 2012. Then I tried to rebuild the workouts for different periods of time. I decided to stop running after yet another setback in February 2014. Nowadays you can find me on my mountainbike, cycling around 150 km a week.

Music Journalism
100%
Content Marketing
90%
Online Communication
90%
SEO
90%
Analyzing
90%
Web Developing (HTML/CSS/PHP)
85%
C#
70%

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything"

Plato

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."

Miriam Beard

Some Fun Facts

Albums Listened
Cities Visited
Kilometers Runned
Records Bought

Contact Me

If you want to ask me a question, make a suggestion or if you’re in need to contact me you can use the contact form. You can also reach me on different social media channels.