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What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

Matt Bacon February 20, 2017 0

There are certain fundamental truths in the music industry that I can guarantee will really free up your thinking. One of these truths that changed my entire strategy for developing bands is this: Every

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Crazy People In The Music Industry

Crazy People In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon February 18, 2017 0

One of the weirdly frustrating things about the music industry is the prevalence of crazy people out there. I know that seems unsurprising at first glance, of course tons of people want to get

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What I Learned By Going To The Grammy’s

What I Learned By Going To The Grammy’s

Matt Bacon February 16, 2017 0

So I went to the Grammy’s last weekend. That was pretty wild and frankly unexpected. The fact that I went at all was due to a last minute cancellation meaning that a dear friend

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Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center

Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center

Eli Jace February 16, 2017 0

“Get your arthritis out,” R. Carlos Nakai said, shaking out his arms, before his Quartet took the stage of the Piper Repertory Theater at the Mesa Arts Center last Sunday. “Some of this you

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Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band

Pricing Promotions And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 14, 2017 0

So something I’ve been struggling properly developing these days has been special pricing and promotional strategies based around pricing. As a result I’m doing what I always do when I come up against a

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Touring With Opening Bands

Touring With Opening Bands

Matt Bacon February 12, 2017 0

So something I’ve had a hard time figuring out in recent months has been the sheer struggle of opening bands on small name tours. I’ve seen multiple tours now where there was a headlining

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Placement Strategies And You

Placement Strategies And You

Matt Bacon February 12, 2017 0

Placement strategies are one of those things that are almost impossible for DIY bands to actually engage in because so many of the mare so hokey. So often it will be like “Oh do

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Market Segmentation And Your Indie Band

Market Segmentation And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 6, 2017 0

Market segmentation – now there is a fancy sounding term. It’s also a term that is going to hopefully make you and your band a whole boatload of money – or at least enough

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Who You Want In Your Band

Who You Want In Your Band

Matt Bacon February 3, 2017 0

Figuring out who you want to work with in the music industry is hard. There’s a lot of shitty people you have to deal with and you’re going to get fucked time and time

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Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review

Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review

Eli Jace February 3, 2017 0

The streets above ground were calm and quiet in downtown Mesa last Sunday night. Down below, though, beneath the pavement and piping, in the Nile Theater’s underground basement venue, the guttural rumble of GATECREEPER

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