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Taking The Time For Others

Taking The Time For Others

Matt Bacon January 9, 2017 0

Catering to individuals is one of the most important thing you can do as a band or as a figure in the music industry. Being able to see what the other person is interested

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What To Expect From Managers

What To Expect From Managers

Matt Bacon January 9, 2017 0

A lot of people who have managers don’t understand what those managers are supposed to do and this leads to crushing I had to face a kind of a frustrating disappointment this week in

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Managing Your Databases

Managing Your Databases

Matt Bacon January 6, 2017 Comments Off on Managing Your Databases

So, a surprising amount of life in the music industry is building and maintaining databases. I’ve spent the last week of time off due to holidays creating lists of doom and stoner metal festivals

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5 of the Year’s Best Albums

5 of the Year’s Best Albums

Eli Jace December 31, 2016 Comments Off on 5 of the Year’s Best Albums

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 Comments Off on The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

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 Comments Off on Management and Label Deals

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 Comments Off on Why Industry People Don’t Trust Artists

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 Comments Off on Music Licensing & Distribution Deals and Your Band

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 Comments Off on So I’ve Been Learning About Distribution…

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 Comments Off on 5 Disappointing Albums from 2016

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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