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“It’s Good to Get High.. “It’s Good to Get High.. 10/03/2017

by ELI JACE > “…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty. While Tom Petty lay in a coma, the world…
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Nirvana Is The Key Nirvana Is The Key 06/16/2017

by MATT BACON > What if I told you the most influential rock band of the last thirty years was…
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Nobody Knows Anything Nobody Knows Anything 06/11/2017

by MATT BACON > The most frustrating part of the industry is dealing with the fine fact that you can’t…
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> Most Recent Articles


Why Your Band Needs To Promote Shows Why Your Band Needs To Promote Shows 10/17/2017

Hey, so there’s a secret to getting to play all of the cool shows in your local scene and endearing…
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Playlists And Your Indie Band Playlists And Your Indie Band 10/16/2017

Now that radio is increasingly dying and we are having a harder time than ever executing within that framework we…
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Passionate Communities and Music Passionate Communities and Music 10/15/2017

One of the key things to understand about the music industry is how much of it driven by passionate people…
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> Your Band is a Virus (Online Music Marketing)


Staying In The Spotlight Staying In The Spotlight 09/06/2017

by MATT BACON > I think that the hardest thing to do in the music industry is to maintain audience…
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You Will Learn From ABBA You Will Learn From ABBA 08/21/2017

by MATT BACON > Regular readers will know the fervor I have for ABBA. They are after all one of…
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Dealing With Bad Press Dealing With Bad Press 07/15/2017

by MATT BACON > Dealing with bad reviews is always a battle. No one wants to have to come to…
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> Your Band is a Business (Managers, Agents, Labels, DIY, Budgeting


Adulting in the Industry Adulting in the Industry 09/11/2017

by MATT BACON > So I wrote a piece a little while ago about the inherent wealth kind of required…
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Goddamn Small Royalties Goddamn Small Royalties 09/09/2017

by MATT BACON> There’s a lot of articles out there about  labels ripping you off. Or how it is all…
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Respecting Time Respecting Time 09/01/2017

by MATT BACON > Watch out for people who do not respect your time. This is one of the big…
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>Gigs, Tours, and Performance


Indie Bands Performing Live Indie Bands Performing Live 09/02/2017

by MATT BACON > There’s a lot that goes into making your band a good live act. It’s one of…
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Don’t be a Dickface Don’t be a Dickface 08/30/2017

by MATT BACON > One thing that not a lot of local bands seem to understand is how not to…
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When Backstage Bites Back When Backstage Bites Back 08/30/2017

by MATT BACON > Man, getting drunk back stage and talking shit is for real the best thing ever. Of…
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>Music Production (Recording, Visual Art, Online distribution trends)


Quantities In The Physical Quantities In The Physical 07/25/2017

by MATT BACON > So one thing I think a lot of indie bands struggle with is knowing how much…
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Timeless Band Photos Timeless Band Photos 05/21/2017

by MATT BACON > So one thing that I think a lot of bands struggle with, even if they don’t…
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Songwriting And Your Band Songwriting And Your Band 04/24/2017

by MATT BACON > So I think that one of the basic realities of the music industry that a lot…
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>Industry News


The Danger Of Sycophants The Danger Of Sycophants 08/01/2017

by MATT BACON > So fans like these will be the biggest threat that your indie band is going to…
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Don’t Be An Industry Poser! Don’t Be An Industry Poser! 07/05/2017

by MATT BACON > One of the things that really frustrates me is people who are big in a local…
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Study The Music Industry Study The Music Industry 07/03/2017

by MATT BACON > For an industry that seems so into bands who are badass – bands who do not…
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> Music Reviews


5 ASMR-triggering Albums 5 ASMR-triggering Albums 09/12/2017

by ELI JACE > My silly Peruvian roommate, whom I go out of my way to avoid, comes into the…
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Neck Deep – A Review Neck Deep – A Review 09/04/2017

by MATT BACON > So Neck Deep are back with another record. I know I’m a little behind he ball…
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Thoughts On The New Kesha Thoughts On The New Kesha 08/31/2017

by MATT BACON > So the new Kesha is out. Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of her…
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