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Contracts Are A Good Thing

Contracts Are A Good Thing

Matt Bacon May 30, 2017 0

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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Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

Having A Main Dude And Band Dynamics

Matt Bacon May 4, 2017 0

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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Do People Even Care?

Do People Even Care?

Matt Bacon May 3, 2017 0

So today I received an interesting question from a client texting me about the future of their band. While the context was certainly rather specific what it boiled down to, as far as I

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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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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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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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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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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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