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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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What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

Matt Bacon February 20, 2017 Comments Off on What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

There are certain fundamental truths in the music industry that I can guarantee will really free up your thinking. One of these truths that changed my entire strategy for developing bands is this: Every

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Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Matt Bacon December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Record labels are frequently kind of grumpy. After all – they are supposed to work with entitled artists, that’s going to be an issue no matter what your relationship to them is. While I

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Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 Comments Off on Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Record labels don’t want to sign your band because the odds are your band is fucking stupid. I know that’s really mean and some of you might feel ‘triggered’ but that’s the cold hard

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Record Labels And Brand Affiliation – A Primer

Record Labels And Brand Affiliation – A Primer

Matt Bacon April 11, 2016 Comments Off on Record Labels And Brand Affiliation – A Primer

Record labels these days probably are almost never going to offer you an advance, nor are they going to offer you an exceptional percentage on royalties to make up for it. Of course, they

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Why Record Labels Still Matter

Why Record Labels Still Matter

Matt Bacon December 21, 2015 Comments Off on Why Record Labels Still Matter

Why Record Labels Still Matter I’ve started to get an impression from a lot of independent artists these days that record labels are a bad thing. When bands like Radiohead and Metallica started to

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