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What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

Matt Bacon May 14, 2017 0

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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Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

Matt Bacon April 29, 2017 0

One thing that I’ve seen a lot of bands struggle with is the phenomenon of there being a ‘main dude’. You might try to disavow this, saying that in your band everyone participates equally

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How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

Matt Bacon January 21, 2017 Comments Off on How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

So… with regards to getting your band signed there’s a lot that goes into it- but at the same time there is a very short process when it comes down to me deciding if

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Being A Part Of A Collective

Being A Part Of A Collective

Matt Bacon January 20, 2017 Comments Off on Being A Part Of A Collective

So there’s a reason no one really wants to license your bands music or generally work with your group. It’s not a hard one when you really think about it but it’s one that

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SMART Marketing And You

SMART Marketing And You

Matt Bacon January 14, 2017 Comments Off on SMART Marketing And You

So, I wrote earlier this week about SWOT analysis and think it’s one of the most important things you can do in developing your bands brand. However I’ve also been learning about SMART marketing

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Music Licensing & Distribution Deals and Your Band

Music Licensing & Distribution Deals and Your Band

Matt Bacon December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Music Licensing & Distribution Deals and Your Band

One of the things we have increasingly seen record labels, especially lower level DIY record labels engage in these days is simple music licensing and distribution deals. Many record labels have decided that rather

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The Do Nots Of In Person PR

The Do Nots Of In Person PR

Matt Bacon October 2, 2016 Comments Off on The Do Nots Of In Person PR

Initially I was going to leave this chapter as one section, but then I realized that I talk so much about face to face relationships in this book that I would be remiss in

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Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Eli Jace September 25, 2016 1

I meet Chase H. Mason, growler for GATECREEPER, a few blocks from the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona where the group’s upcoming tour will end at the one-day fest, Within These Walls. It’s early

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Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

Eli Jace September 16, 2016 Comments Off on Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

  As Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds rehearse Else Torp sings her part on the new song, “Distant Sky.” The camera zooms out the pace of rising mist through the ceiling to show

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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

The points I’m going to make in this article are going to seem super obvious to some of you and make literally no sense to others. That’s because I’m talking about putting others before

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