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The Death Of DIY Venues

The Death Of DIY Venues

Matt Bacon May 15, 2017 0

So as you may be aware, I live up here in Brooklyn. Just across the bridge in north Jersey there used to be a venue called the Meatlocker. I say used to be because

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Things Take Time

Things Take Time

Matt Bacon May 13, 2017 0

Things take time, there is no other way around it. In the music industry when you routinely have to go through two or three people just to get anything done you simply have to

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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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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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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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College And DIY Culture

College And DIY Culture

Matt Bacon April 8, 2017 Comments Off on College And DIY Culture

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 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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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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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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