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Unsigned Band Syndrome

Unsigned Band Syndrome

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 0

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 0

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 0

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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The Biggest Problem In Music

The Biggest Problem In Music

Matt Bacon March 4, 2017 Comments Off on The Biggest Problem In Music

So here’s the biggest threat against the music industry right now. It’s a simple one and one that we all run in to time and time again and get endlessly frustrated with. It’s all

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Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You!

Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You!

Matt Bacon February 27, 2017 Comments Off on Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You!

So something you see regularly that I find frequently kind of wonderfully shocking is how after a certain point your band doesn’t need to give a shit about the ‘rules’ as long as you

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Politics And Your Indie Band

Politics And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 22, 2017 1

One of the most important things that your band needs to realize when working with a label, a manager or anyone of importance is that these people are going to be utilitarians. Your band

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Crazy People In The Music Industry

Crazy People In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Crazy People In The Music Industry

One of the weirdly frustrating things about the music industry is the prevalence of crazy people out there. I know that seems unsurprising at first glance, of course tons of people want to get

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Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band

Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band

So something I’ve been struggling properly developing these days has been special pricing and promotional strategies based around pricing. As a result I’m doing what I always do when I come up against a

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Touring With Opening Bands

Touring With Opening Bands

Matt Bacon February 12, 2017 Comments Off on Touring With Opening Bands

So something I’ve had a hard time figuring out in recent months has been the sheer struggle of opening bands on small name tours. I’ve seen multiple tours now where there was a headlining

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