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Firing Band Members – The Perpetual Struggle

Firing Band Members – The Perpetual Struggle

Matt Bacon August 9, 2017 0

Lineup changes suck and are something that every band has to deal with. They are the sort of thing that defines the career of a band and which can cause you no end of

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Managing Drug Intake, Egos and Your Band

Managing Drug Intake, Egos and Your Band

Matt Bacon August 7, 2017 0

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

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How Your Bands Name And Logo Are Hurting You

How Your Bands Name And Logo Are Hurting You

Matt Bacon August 5, 2017 0

A decent chunk of my job when setting up tours is determining other bands to go out with and bands to act as local openers. This usually involves a lot of time being spent

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Dealing With Bad Press

Dealing With Bad Press

Matt Bacon July 15, 2017 0

Dealing with bad reviews is always a struggle. No one wants to have to come to terms with a bad review and how it reflects upon their band. However a lot of bands react

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Local Band Syndrome

Local Band Syndrome

Matt Bacon July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Local Band Syndrome

So the other night I was out with a band I manage. They were on some godawful show or another with five local bands and I was sweaty and drunk. Band after band came

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Disappearing Music Contacts And You

Disappearing Music Contacts And You

Matt Bacon June 4, 2017 Comments Off on Disappearing Music Contacts And You

Something that you need to be aware of in the music industry is peoples incredible ability to disappear. I know it sounds corny and even a little USSR-like but when it comes down to

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Beer, Bars And Bands

Beer, Bars And Bands

Matt Bacon May 5, 2017 Comments Off on Beer, Bars And Bands

One of the things I find interesting about the music industry is the connection between bars and music. When I started trying to do this for real I didn’t process that I would be

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Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

Matt Bacon May 4, 2017 Comments Off on Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

I wanted to revisit a theme from last weeks set of articles – the concept of the “main dude”. For the uninitiated the “main dude” is the guy who does most of the important

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Who You Want In Your Band

Who You Want In Your Band

Matt Bacon February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Who You Want In Your Band

Figuring out who you want to work with in the music industry is hard. There’s a lot of shitty people you have to deal with and you’re going to get fucked time and time

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The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

Matt Bacon August 20, 2016 Comments Off on The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

People don’t really want to hear about your band. They don’t want to hear about how great your practice was. They don’t want to hear about how hard it is to find a producer.

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