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5 of the Year’s Best Albums

5 of the Year’s Best Albums

Eli Jace December 31, 2016 0

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day and Metallica returned for another gasp. Years-in-hype releases from Radiohead, Kanye West, Solange, Frank

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The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

Matt Bacon December 29, 2016 0

Soundscan is… shall we say… interesting to me. Soundscan is in many ways the worst thing going on in the music industry right now and something that we all need to figure out how

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Management and Label Deals

Management and Label Deals

Matt Bacon December 28, 2016 0

Record labels across the board are chronically understaffed – that’s just a harsh toke on a brutal truth. That’s why record labels have started to set up some rather nefarious management deals. That is

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Why Industry People Don’t Trust Artists

Why Industry People Don’t Trust Artists

Matt Bacon December 26, 2016 0

Man, this is a big one, and also a pretty depressing one. Just my cup of tea! Long story short – there is a reason industry people don’t trust musicians, and a reason industry

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Music Licensing & Distribution Deals and Your Band

Music Licensing & Distribution Deals and Your Band

Matt Bacon December 24, 2016 0

One of the things we have increasingly seen record labels, especially lower level DIY record labels engage in these days is simple music licensing and distribution deals. Many record labels have decided that rather

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So I’ve Been Learning About Distribution…

So I’ve Been Learning About Distribution…

Matt Bacon December 23, 2016 0

Distribution deals are a weird thing to deal with and something that I Think not enough of the young dudes in the industry properly get. I know that I for one didn’t seem to

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5 Disappointing Albums from 2016

5 Disappointing Albums from 2016

Eli Jace December 23, 2016 0

There was a lot to be disappointed in from 2016. They took Bowie, Prince, Merle, Leon and Leonard away from us. Kanye created one of the coolest stage sets — the mid-crowd hovering platform

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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 0

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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Politics And Its Influence On The Underground

Politics And Its Influence On The Underground

Matt Bacon December 15, 2016 0

So last night I went to the Revolver Golden Gods awards. I’d never been and it was interesting to say the least. It functions primarily as a heavy metal industry get together, you walk

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DIY Spaces And You

DIY Spaces And You

Matt Bacon December 11, 2016 0

So, we all saw what happened with the Oakland fire. The hard truth is that it could have been any of us. I only found out about how severe the fire was while I

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