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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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Finding The People Who Make You Money

Finding The People Who Make You Money

Matt Bacon April 29, 2017 0

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 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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Europe And Indie Music

Europe And Indie Music

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 0

So I write this whilst on a plane flight from New York to the Netherlands for a music festival, drinking what is my first of what is apparently infinite free beers. So I’ve come

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Matt Bacon April 8, 2017 0

So part of what I do is work as head of marketing at a music studio that my buddy runs. It’s a good studio, we have a lot of fun, party a lot, and

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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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Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

Matt Bacon March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

You may have heard the saying, “A good band copies three or four other bands, a great band copies twenty.” This isn’t just true for the music though, it holds for the actual marketing

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South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

Matt Bacon March 14, 2017 Comments Off on South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

I’m in a plane right now headed to South By Southwest and since it’s a direct flight from New York to Austin at the beginning of the South By week there’s a ton of

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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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Competitor Analysis And Your Band

Competitor Analysis And Your Band

Matt Bacon March 9, 2017 Comments Off on Competitor Analysis And Your Band

So one thing that has been teaching me a ridiculous amount lately has been competitor analysis. It’s shocking how this took me so long to properly codify but when it comes down to it

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