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Days Off On Tour

Days Off On Tour

Matt Bacon September 29, 2016 0

It’s crucial to build days off into your touring schedule – of course I write this in the midst of a day off, but it’s a day off that I desperately need. In a

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Spending Money To Ease Tour Life

Spending Money To Ease Tour Life

Matt Bacon September 26, 2016 0

Do you ever make a decision so good that you decide you want to write an entire article about it? Because I did. And I’m going to. Your touring band needs a trailer. Ours

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The Romance Of The Music Industry

The Romance Of The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 26, 2016 0

When I was 15-16 and first started really hanging out with touring bands I wanted nothing more than to be one of those guys who steps out of the van at one of the

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Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Eli Jace September 25, 2016 0

I meet Chase H. Mason, growler for GATECREEPER, a few blocks from the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona where the group’s upcoming tour will end at the one-day fest, Within These Walls. It’s early

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Getting Blogs To Write About Your Band

Getting Blogs To Write About Your Band

Matt Bacon September 22, 2016 0

So if PR is so hard – how do you get blogs to write about you? It’s just a question of reaching out to the right people. One of the fascinating sides of the

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Going From PR to Marketing

Going From PR to Marketing

Matt Bacon September 21, 2016 0

Now PR doesn’t have to stop at a PR campaign, and this is where we see what separates the boys from the men. A lot of bands just shell out a thousand dollars for

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The Don’t’s of Music PR

The Don’t’s of Music PR

Matt Bacon September 20, 2016 0

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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Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

Eli Jace September 16, 2016 0

  As Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds rehearse Else Torp sings her part on the new song, “Distant Sky.” The camera zooms out the pace of rising mist through the ceiling to show

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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 0

The points I’m going to make in this article are going to seem super obvious to some of you and make literally no sense to others. That’s because I’m talking about putting others before

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The Calm Before The Tour

The Calm Before The Tour

Matt Bacon September 13, 2016 0

There is a very specific type of hell you experience before hitting the road – a very specific type of hell that makes the music industry uniquely miserable. It is the hell of pre-tour

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