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My Label Model

My Label Model

Matt Bacon June 23, 2017 0

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 0

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 0

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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Payola And You – Why Radio Isn’t Working For Independent Artists

Payola And You – Why Radio Isn’t Working For Independent Artists

Matt Bacon February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Payola And You – Why Radio Isn’t Working For Independent Artists

If you’re reading this you’re probably, at least to some degree, a ‘music person’ so you probably already know about payola, the practice of labels and promoters paying radio stations to play the music

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Why Buying Facebook Likes Is A Necessary Evil

Why Buying Facebook Likes Is A Necessary Evil

Matt Bacon February 4, 2016 Comments Off on Why Buying Facebook Likes Is A Necessary Evil

One of the things that people regularly forget about in this industry is that despite the alleged democracy of the internet a lot of stuff is like it was back in the day when

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Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Databases pretty much never work – unless you pay…. and even then you gotta take what you can get. I mean on a surface level that makes sense. Like everything else in the freemium

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