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The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

Matt Bacon August 20, 2016 Comments Off on The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

People don’t really want to hear about your band. They don’t want to hear about how great your practice was. They don’t want to hear about how hard it is to find a producer.

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It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

Matt Bacon May 12, 2016 Comments Off on It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

Sometimes all the most important skills that you can hold to benefit your band are the ones that aren’t at all related to music. That’s a weird thought, now isn’t it? However – in

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Nitpicking And Your Bands Team

Nitpicking And Your Bands Team

Matt Bacon May 10, 2016 Comments Off on Nitpicking And Your Bands Team

Nobody likes a nitpicker – but it needs to be done, perhaps more in the music industry than anywhere else. In a world where the margins are so small and the margin of error

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Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

Matt Bacon April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

I’m gearing up for my first ever big boy tour, or at least the first one that I’m fully responsible for (Outside of, y’know, the nightmare hellscape that is booking) and I’m learning A

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Why No One Has Any Clue What’s Going On In The Music Industry

Why No One Has Any Clue What’s Going On In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon March 29, 2016 Comments Off on Why No One Has Any Clue What’s Going On In The Music Industry

So yeah – this is the brutal truth that we all need to wrap our heads around. It’s one of those things that I don’t think any of us fully grasp until we are

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What Other Genres Can Learn From Doom Metals Lack Of Sexism

What Other Genres Can Learn From Doom Metals Lack Of Sexism

Matt Bacon January 25, 2016 Comments Off on What Other Genres Can Learn From Doom Metals Lack Of Sexism

I remember when I first started going to doom metal shows in high school. I would sneak out my parents apartment and watch bands like Indian and Cult of Occult tear up one of

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Five Things That Make A Serial Concertgoer Wince At Your Concerts

Five Things That Make A Serial Concertgoer Wince At Your Concerts

Matt Bacon September 26, 2015 Comments Off on Five Things That Make A Serial Concertgoer Wince At Your Concerts

I’m a serial concertgoer. I work full time in the music industry and part of this involves going to three to five shows in a week. It’s probably not an exaggeration to say that

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5 Bands Who’re Making a Musical Comeback

5 Bands Who’re Making a Musical Comeback

Conor Davies October 6, 2013 Comments Off on 5 Bands Who’re Making a Musical Comeback

Ah, the one hit wonder. There’s always been a few artists/bands who’ve hit the jackpot, producing a song which captures a nation’s, or even the world’s imagination, until it is over and over and

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Don’t Put A Chokehold On Your Dream

Don’t Put A Chokehold On Your Dream

James Moore June 17, 2013 Comments Off on Don’t Put A Chokehold On Your Dream

I always enjoy a good conversation about music. Just the other week I stopped in at a guitar shop that I don’t often go to, and I ran into my friend Carter Felker (https://soundcloud.com/carter-edwin-felker),

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5 Ways Bands Can Gain From Running Sweepstakes Promotions

5 Ways Bands Can Gain From Running Sweepstakes Promotions

James Moore June 13, 2013 Comments Off on 5 Ways Bands Can Gain From Running Sweepstakes Promotions

The word sweepstakes likely conjures up images of Ed McMahon ringing your doorbell with a giant check in hand. But the truth is that a sweepstakes promotion can be a great way to get

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