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How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

Matt Bacon January 21, 2017 0

So… with regards to getting your band signed there’s a lot that goes into it- but at the same time there is a very short process when it comes down to me deciding if

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Being A Part Of A Collective

Being A Part Of A Collective

Matt Bacon January 20, 2017 0

So there’s a reason no one really wants to license your bands music or generally work with your group. It’s not a hard one when you really think about it but it’s one that

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SMART Marketing And You

SMART Marketing And You

Matt Bacon January 14, 2017 0

So, I wrote earlier this week about SWOT analysis and think it’s one of the most important things you can do in developing your bands brand. However I’ve also been learning about SMART marketing

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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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The Do Nots Of In Person PR

The Do Nots Of In Person PR

Matt Bacon October 2, 2016 Comments Off on The Do Nots Of In Person PR

Initially I was going to leave this chapter as one section, but then I realized that I talk so much about face to face relationships in this book that I would be remiss in

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Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Eli Jace September 25, 2016 1

I meet Chase H. Mason, growler for GATECREEPER, a few blocks from the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona where the group’s upcoming tour will end at the one-day fest, Within These Walls. It’s early

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Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

Eli Jace September 16, 2016 Comments Off on Nick Cave Tries to Deflect His Most Upfront Hurt in New Doc

  As Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds rehearse Else Torp sings her part on the new song, “Distant Sky.” The camera zooms out the pace of rising mist through the ceiling to show

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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

The points I’m going to make in this article are going to seem super obvious to some of you and make literally no sense to others. That’s because I’m talking about putting others before

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Why Release On Vinyl?

Why Release On Vinyl?

James Moore August 19, 2016 Comments Off on Why Release On Vinyl?

Why Release On Vinyl? The below feature is a guest article penned by Jessica Kane. Jessica Kane is a music connoisseur and an avid record collector. She currently writes for SoundStage Direct, her go-to

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Dealing With Post Tour Depression

Dealing With Post Tour Depression

Matt Bacon June 8, 2016 Comments Off on Dealing With Post Tour Depression

Post tour depression is a really interesting thing. After three weeks of the stress on tour you find yourself longing for it again after a few days for some stupid reason. Even though weeks

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