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Soundcloud Isn’t Going Anywhere – But Streaming Still Sucks

Soundcloud Isn’t Going Anywhere – But Streaming Still Sucks

Matt Bacon February 13, 2016 0

We’ve all seen the news, we’ve all had our collective panic, but don’t worry – Soundcloud isn’t going anywhere. I know that Fact Magazine report was concerning and I know that they are indeed

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You’re Not Radio Friendly (And That’s Okay)

You’re Not Radio Friendly (And That’s Okay)

Matt Bacon February 12, 2016 0

Radio play is one of those weird things that doesn’t really impact the modern industry but looks really amazing on your musicians resume. Billboard has basically come out and said that radio play doesn’t

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College Advice For The Teenage Independent Musician

College Advice For The Teenage Independent Musician

Matt Bacon February 11, 2016 0

“Mom, Dad, I want to study music” the dreaded words that many a young musician speaks to their parents and leads to inevitable months of insanity and stress from all parties in an already

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Sci-Fi or Die: Getting Ready For Vektor’s Terminal Redux

Sci-Fi or Die: Getting Ready For Vektor’s Terminal Redux

Matt Bacon February 9, 2016 0

“Do you want to hear the new record dude?” I take a breath – a little bit stunned. Vektor are about to play me the final mix of their hotly anticipated upcoming record, Terminal

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Big Kids in the Music Industry – How To Reach The Next Level

Big Kids in the Music Industry – How To Reach The Next Level

Matt Bacon February 7, 2016 0

Remember when you were a kid and you’d go out on the playground at recess to play with your friends? Remember how the big kids would be around and use words you didn’t understand

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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 0

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 0

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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Tour Markets And What They Mean For Your Band

Tour Markets And What They Mean For Your Band

Matt Bacon February 2, 2016 0

One thing that I regularly try to do with this blog is to help you guys look behind the veil of industry elitism that so often excludes people who are trying to break into

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What Your Band Should Expect From Your First Record Label

What Your Band Should Expect From Your First Record Label

Matt Bacon February 1, 2016 0

With a lot of the bands I handle one of the things I have to focus on is managing expectations. I guess this makes sense – there’s a lot involved here and depending on

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A Proposed Bill In Philadelphia Could Change Live Music Forever

A Proposed Bill In Philadelphia Could Change Live Music Forever

Matt Bacon January 30, 2016 0

I’m honestly surprised that THIS bill hasn’t gotten more mainstream music media attention, it certainly deserves it. For those who don’t want to click and read it, it’s a bill proposed within the city

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