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My Label Model

My Label Model

Matt Bacon June 23, 2017 0

So as regular readers of this blog know, a fair amount of the content within is basically just my ruminations on various business models that I think make the most sense in the industry

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A Sense Of Possession In The Industry

A Sense Of Possession In The Industry

Matt Bacon June 22, 2017 0

One of the things that I love about music is the sense of possession you get out of it. The fact that you can have a record that is your favorite record of all

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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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Disappearing Music Contacts And You

Disappearing Music Contacts And You

Matt Bacon June 4, 2017 0

Something that you need to be aware of in the music industry is peoples incredible ability to disappear. I know it sounds corny and even a little USSR-like but when it comes down to

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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 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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Do People Even Care?

Do People Even Care?

Matt Bacon May 3, 2017 Comments Off on Do People Even Care?

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 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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