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REFUSED Release “War Music”. Some Bands Just Want to Watch the World Burn.

Swedish hardcore punk legends REFUSED have released their long-awaited new album “War Music” October 18, 2020 via Spinefarm Records. The album was produced by Martin Ehrencrona. So what can be said about it? It’s hard to say. What can be said about a boot stomping on a human face forever? If you’ve been through enough...

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Bands with Heavy Nirvana Influence

Noise rock, Punk, Alternative, Indie and Grunge bands who fans of Nirvana should enjoy. As someone well-versed in Nirvana’s music and rock music in general, these choices are curated so please enjoy and get into some new bands! USA Nails – Creative Industries – Creative Industries Post Death Soundtrack – Dark Matter – It Will...

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Communicating With Your Fans

I want to talk for a little bit today about knowing your audience and dialoguing with them on a level that they can relate too and want to be a part of. This is an incredibly tricky one because on the one hand you want to separate yourself from your fans a little bit or...

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Margin, Merch Sales And You

This is one that not a lot of people want to think about for that same tired reason we have trotted out so many times before, people don’t want to appreciate that their band is a business. Simultaneously they want to be the band who has the cheapest merch. So they really just don’t bother...

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Why Long Tail Marketing Isn’t Working For You

So here’s a dirty secret a lot of people don’t want to admit too. Most artists can’t get anything out of long tail marketing. Where long tail marketing was often viewed as the savior of the industry I think that a lot of people have radically overestimated its potential value, or at least don’t really...

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What You Need To Consider Before Hiring People To Help Your Band

Part of why people are so hesitant to hire within the music industry is that this is a notoriously unreliable industry and not only that but once you get someone who is actually worth a damn in terms of work ethic then they also need to have connections. It’s extremely hard to find someone who...

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Drug Intake, Egos and You

by MATT BACON > Man drugs sure are fun aren’t they? They seem to be the backbone of the very industry that defines us, informing all sides of the music, from the luxurious backstage parties, to the creative process itself. They make us ask questions and have once in a lifetime experiences, and yet when...

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Your Logo Is Hurting You

by MATT BACON > A big part of my job when setting up a tour is picking other bands to tour with, and picking bands to act as local openers. This usually involves a lot of time being spent navigating various forums and databases in order to figure out which bands might be worth asking...

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