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Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry

Nobody Knows Anything – The Pain Of The Industry

Matt Bacon June 11, 2017 0

One of the most frustrating parts of the industry is dealing with the fact that you can’t really expect anyone to know things. This is a perpetual struggle I’ve run into time and time

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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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Things Take Time

Things Take Time

Matt Bacon May 13, 2017 Comments Off on Things Take Time

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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Beer, Bars And Bands

Beer, Bars And Bands

Matt Bacon May 5, 2017 Comments Off on Beer, Bars And Bands

One of the things I find interesting about the music industry is the connection between bars and music. When I started trying to do this for real I didn’t process that I would be

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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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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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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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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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