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Spotting Fake Record Labels

Spotting Fake Record Labels

Matt Bacon July 18, 2017 0

So one thing that I’ve seen happen to tons of bands that I work with is differentiating between real and bogus record deals. Every day dozens, if not hundreds of bands think they’ve finally

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The Catch 22 Of The Music Industry

The Catch 22 Of The Music Industry

Matt Bacon June 24, 2017 0

One of the most frustrating parts of the music industry is the inherent catch 22 that being a part of this places you in. On the one hand you need to tour heavily in

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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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Contracts Are A Good Thing

Contracts Are A Good Thing

Matt Bacon May 30, 2017 Comments Off on Contracts Are A Good Thing

One of the things that bands seem to screw up the most and give me the most headaches with is contracts. Now this isn’t really a complaint – it’s the fact that I can

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How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

Matt Bacon January 21, 2017 Comments Off on How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

So… with regards to getting your band signed there’s a lot that goes into it- but at the same time there is a very short process when it comes down to me deciding if

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So You Get To Work With The Company Of Your Dreams…

So You Get To Work With The Company Of Your Dreams…

Matt Bacon December 19, 2016 Comments Off on So You Get To Work With The Company Of Your Dreams…

So say you do get on the record label of your dreams, or the PR company you’ve always wanted to work with, or the manager you’ve admired for years. These things do eventually happen

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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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What To Expect From Your Record Label

What To Expect From Your Record Label

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 Comments Off on What To Expect From Your Record Label

I just want to establish now and in perpetuity that you shouldn’t expect much from your label – especially if you are at the level that you need to be reading an article like

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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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360 Deals And Indie Bands

360 Deals And Indie Bands

Matt Bacon November 25, 2016 Comments Off on 360 Deals And Indie Bands

360 deals are, whether you like it or not probably going to be the future of the music industry, or at least record labels, and honestly, I’m still unsure whether or not that’s a

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