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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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Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry

Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry

Matt Bacon June 11, 2017 Comments Off on Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry

One of the most frustrating parts of the industry is dealing with the fact that you can’t really expect anyone to know things. This is a perpetual struggle I’ve run into time and time

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Contracts Are A Good Thing

Contracts Are A Good Thing

Matt Bacon May 30, 2017 Comments Off on Contracts Are A Good Thing

One of the things that bands seem to screw up the most and give me the most headaches with is contracts. Now this isn’t really a complaint – it’s the fact that I can

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What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

Matt Bacon May 14, 2017 Comments Off on What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

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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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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Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

Matt Bacon April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

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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