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What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

Matt Bacon May 14, 2017 Comments Off on What Happens When Your Main Dude Sucks?

So earlier this month I wrote an article about the “Main dude” in a band and how that can impact band dynamics. It got quite a bit of traction, especially, I noticed, among main

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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 Comments Off on Dealing With The Main Dude In Indie Bands

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 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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Europe And Indie Music

Europe And Indie Music

Matt Bacon April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Europe And Indie Music

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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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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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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Life At The C Level

Life At The C Level

Matt Bacon March 4, 2017 Comments Off on Life At The C Level

So this is a topic I’ve written about at length before but I think needs to be circled back to again, and I’m going to try and discuss it in a more generalized way

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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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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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