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The Catch 22 Of The Music Industry

The Catch 22 Of The Music Industry

Matt Bacon June 24, 2017 0

One of the most frustrating parts of the music industry is the inherent catch 22 that being a part of this places you in. On the one hand you need to tour heavily in

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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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The Death Of DIY Venues

The Death Of DIY Venues

Matt Bacon May 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Death Of DIY Venues

So as you may be aware, I live up here in Brooklyn. Just across the bridge in north Jersey there used to be a venue called the Meatlocker. I say used to be because

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Things Take Time

Things Take Time

Matt Bacon May 13, 2017 Comments Off on Things Take Time

Things take time, there is no other way around it. In the music industry when you routinely have to go through two or three people just to get anything done you simply have to

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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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Finding The People Who Make You Money

Finding The People Who Make You Money

Matt Bacon April 29, 2017 Comments Off on Finding The People Who Make You Money

One thing that I don’t think a lot of people in music seem to understand is targeting where the money is. People seem content to jut hit the same generic local punk markets utterly

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Unsigned Band Syndrome

Unsigned Band Syndrome

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Unsigned Band Syndrome

I can see it coming from a mile away. Someone is chatting with me and finds out I manage bands and work with labels. Not only do they find that out but they find

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Songwriting And Your Indie Band

Songwriting And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Songwriting And Your Indie Band

So I think that one of the fundamental realities of the music industry that a lot of my compeers don’t really want to fess up too is the significance of songwriting. While it’s certainly

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What Bands Do Wrong With Bandcamp

What Bands Do Wrong With Bandcamp

Matt Bacon April 5, 2017 Comments Off on What Bands Do Wrong With Bandcamp

Bandcamp is simultaneously one of the most important and least understood aspects of the modern music industry. While on the one hand it certainly is a major boost to the music economy, especially for

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Matt Bacon March 12, 2017 Comments Off on

Dale Carnegie is, if you couldn’t already tell, one of my favorite authors. In his book How To Stop Worrying And Start Living he details a simple method to get ride of at least

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