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Youth Venues And You

Youth Venues And You

Matt Bacon June 17, 2017 0

One of the most under documented and yet incredibly important parts of the underground music scene are obscure little all ages and high school friendly venues. Usually they are run by someone in their

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Nirvana Is The Key To DIY Music

Nirvana Is The Key To DIY Music

Matt Bacon June 16, 2017 1

What if I told you the most influential rock band of the last thirty years was fronted by a guy whose favorite bands included Swans and Celtic Frost? What if I told you that

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The State Of Festivals Today

The State Of Festivals Today

Matt Bacon June 15, 2017 0

Festivals are in a weird place right now and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Obviously we have seen an influx in festivals in recent years, especially smaller ones thrown together by

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DIY Spaces And You

DIY Spaces And You

Matt Bacon December 11, 2016 Comments Off on DIY Spaces And You

So, we all saw what happened with the Oakland fire. The hard truth is that it could have been any of us. I only found out about how severe the fire was while I

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Why Podcasting Matters In The Music Industry

Why Podcasting Matters In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon March 30, 2016 Comments Off on Why Podcasting Matters In The Music Industry

Maybe I listen to Kevin Smith too much, and maybe I’m just a self centered nerd – but I gotta say, podcasting is quite possibly one of the most important developments in the music

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Why ARE There So Many PR Companies Anyway?

Why ARE There So Many PR Companies Anyway?

Matt Bacon March 8, 2016 Comments Off on Why ARE There So Many PR Companies Anyway?

A good friend of mine posted a Facebook status the other day asking, “Since when did everyone and their mothers own a music promotion company?” This after all is an excellent question. With all

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Why You Should Never Forget DIY Ethics

Why You Should Never Forget DIY Ethics

Matt Bacon January 28, 2016 1

Napalm Death have been a band for parts of five decades at this point. It’s weird to think that about the grindcore pioneers, but they can trace their roots all the way back to

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What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

Matt Bacon January 7, 2016 Comments Off on What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

Branding on social media is crucial to your bands success – it’s just a pity that so few bands understand what it is and how to do it well. While it might seem initially

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Soft Skills in the Music Industry

Soft Skills in the Music Industry

Matt Bacon December 14, 2015 Comments Off on Soft Skills in the Music Industry

One of the things that makes my life so difficult is that a lot of the services I provide as a manager, PR guy, label executive and writer are soft skills. That doesn’t mean

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DIY and You

DIY and You

Matt Bacon December 11, 2015 Comments Off on DIY and You

DIY culture is a fundamental part of the music industry, it’s weird to think about it that way to because, asides from being largely illegal, for so long it seemed like it was going

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