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Being Backstage and Just Being There

Being Backstage and Just Being There

Matt Bacon July 29, 2016 0

Picture the scene: backstage at BB Kings, a legendary club on Times Square. I’m standing there with members of Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots and many more legendary bands. I’m also there with my

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Why Mass Emails (Sort of) Work

Why Mass Emails (Sort of) Work

Matt Bacon July 28, 2016 0

One of the things that has most defined my music industry experience has been mass emailing. Sometimes when you are trying to break a band in a new market, or simply don’t have the

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Please Stop Expecting A Paycheck In The Music Industry

Please Stop Expecting A Paycheck In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon July 27, 2016 0

The music industry is built on free labor. I mean every industry is to some degree, but I don’t really want to get into an argument about Keynesian economics right now. All that matters

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Bands Still Can Explode Out Of Nowhere: The Surprising Reality

Bands Still Can Explode Out Of Nowhere: The Surprising Reality

Matt Bacon July 22, 2016 0

There is a myth in music today that it takes years to build up from the underground in order to become a big band. You might be saying “Sure folks like Bieber can come

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What The Technology Gap Means For Your Indie Band

What The Technology Gap Means For Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon July 20, 2016 0

The technology gap, that is to say, the difference between say a Brooklyn hipsters knowledge of technology versus his grandmother in the south of France’s, is one of the biggest issues that people are

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Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Live Albums And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon July 18, 2016 0

Live albums are back in fashion. For a long time they had been a relic of the past, but lately it seems like everybody and their brother has been putting out live records. Never

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Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling Escape the Village on new EP

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling Escape the Village on new EP

Eli Jace July 17, 2016 0

Michael J. Epstein, the husband, leads on guitar. Sophia Cacciola, the wife, pounds the drums and leaves her vocal chords unhinged. The duo are Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, the downcast numbing

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Why It’s Good For Your Management Company To Have A Lot Of Bands

Why It’s Good For Your Management Company To Have A Lot Of Bands

Matt Bacon July 15, 2016 0

So yes – there are a ton of managers, booking agents, record labels out there who have a whole bunch of clients and who are charging them all similar amounts. It makes you wonder

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More On Endorsement Deals And Your Indie Band

More On Endorsement Deals And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon July 14, 2016 0

Have you ever noticed how some bands seem to have literally dozens of endorsements while others can barely get any? Oftentimes it’s not even a question of how big the band is. You can

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Why You Shouldn’t Talk About Cats Not Music

Why You Shouldn’t Talk About Cats Not Music

Matt Bacon July 12, 2016 0

I think that not enough people realize that everyone in this industry is a person. I know that might be hard to believe a lot of the time given… everything, be it ruthless efficiency,

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