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Contracts Are A Good Thing

Contracts Are A Good Thing

Matt Bacon May 30, 2017 Comments Off on Contracts Are A Good Thing

One of the things that bands seem to screw up the most and give me the most headaches with is contracts. Now this isn’t really a complaint – it’s the fact that I can

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Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib

Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib

Eli Jace May 28, 2017 Comments Off on Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib

It started with maracas. An afro outlined in white light. Then a train-chugging drum roll along the tom-toms to start off “Arcarsenal,” the first track off the seventeen-year-old album, Relationship of Command. “I must’ve

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Attributing Responsibility In Your Band

Attributing Responsibility In Your Band

Matt Bacon May 28, 2017 Comments Off on Attributing Responsibility In Your Band

I think one of the hardest parts of being in a band is holding people accountable. I had a whole chat with a client about this today and some of the difficulties he faces

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How To Get The Most Out Of Patreon

How To Get The Most Out Of Patreon

Matt Bacon May 26, 2017 Comments Off on How To Get The Most Out Of Patreon

I think one of the single best things that a band can do in order to promote themselves is to exploit the true power of Patreon. There is a way to use it that

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Knowing Your Value

Knowing Your Value

Matt Bacon May 26, 2017 Comments Off on Knowing Your Value

There are people in this industry, they don’t need to be called out by name, who ask for far too much in the name of ‘helping out the bands’. These are the agents or

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Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up

Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up

Matt Bacon May 21, 2017 Comments Off on Band Photos And How To Not Screw Them Up

So one thing that I think a lot of bands struggle with, even if they don’t want to admit it is the all important band photo. Band photos are the sort of thing most

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How To Not Be Corny On Social Media

How To Not Be Corny On Social Media

Matt Bacon May 20, 2017 Comments Off on How To Not Be Corny On Social Media

So an issue I’ve been running into lately and that I’ve had to talk to a lot of bands about is figuring out how to help bands avoid corniness in their social media posts.

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The Death Of DIY Venues

The Death Of DIY Venues

Matt Bacon May 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Death Of DIY Venues

So as you may be aware, I live up here in Brooklyn. Just across the bridge in north Jersey there used to be a venue called the Meatlocker. I say used to be because

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What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

Matt Bacon May 14, 2017 Comments Off on What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

So earlier this month I wrote an article about the “Main dude” in a band and how that can impact band dynamics. It got quite a bit of traction, especially, I noticed, among main

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Things Take Time

Things Take Time

Matt Bacon May 13, 2017 Comments Off on Things Take Time

Things take time, there is no other way around it. In the music industry when you routinely have to go through two or three people just to get anything done you simply have to

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