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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 0

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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It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

Matt Bacon May 12, 2016 Comments Off on It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

Sometimes all the most important skills that you can hold to benefit your band are the ones that aren’t at all related to music. That’s a weird thought, now isn’t it? However – in

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Nitpicking And Your Bands Team

Nitpicking And Your Bands Team

Matt Bacon May 10, 2016 Comments Off on Nitpicking And Your Bands Team

Nobody likes a nitpicker – but it needs to be done, perhaps more in the music industry than anywhere else. In a world where the margins are so small and the margin of error

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Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

Matt Bacon April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

I’m gearing up for my first ever big boy tour, or at least the first one that I’m fully responsible for (Outside of, y’know, the nightmare hellscape that is booking) and I’m learning A

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