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Niche Gear Endorsements and You

Niche Gear Endorsements and You

Matt Bacon August 10, 2017 0

Something my bands are always hounding me about is endorsement deals, it’s one of the trickiest things to do, and one which has a very real impact on your long term success as a

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Managing Drug Intake, Egos and Your Band

Managing Drug Intake, Egos and Your Band

Matt Bacon August 7, 2017 0

Man drugs sure are fun aren’t they? They seem to be the backbone of the very industry that defines us, informing all sides of the music, from the luxurious backstage parties, to the creative

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Sampling Error And Your Band

Sampling Error And Your Band

Matt Bacon July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Sampling Error And Your Band

So one of the big things that I see a lot of bands I work with have to deal with is sampling error. People don’t seem to get this and they don’t understand that

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My Label Model

My Label Model

Matt Bacon June 23, 2017 Comments Off on My Label Model

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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Youth Venues And You

Youth Venues And You

Matt Bacon June 17, 2017 Comments Off on Youth Venues And You

One of the most under documented and yet incredibly important parts of the underground music scene are obscure little all ages and high school friendly venues. Usually they are run by someone in their

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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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The State Of Festivals Today

The State Of Festivals Today

Matt Bacon June 15, 2017 Comments Off on The State Of Festivals Today

Festivals are in a weird place right now and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Obviously we have seen an influx in festivals in recent years, especially smaller ones thrown together by

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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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The Good Dude Network

The Good Dude Network

Matt Bacon October 3, 2016 Comments Off on The Good Dude Network

This is one of the most important things to realize about the music industry, there is a network out there of ‘good dudes’ who have similar ethics, beards, sub-poverty incomes and an unwavering dedication

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The Don’t’s of Music PR

The Don’t’s of Music PR

Matt Bacon September 20, 2016 Comments Off on The Don’t’s of Music PR

There are a lot of bands who get in touch with me every day. A lot. Like over a 100 most days. So why is it that I almost never cover independent bands with

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