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Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Matt Bacon December 6, 2016 0

Record labels are frequently kind of grumpy. After all – they are supposed to work with entitled artists, that’s going to be an issue no matter what your relationship to them is. While I

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What To Expect From Your Record Label

What To Expect From Your Record Label

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 0

I just want to establish now and in perpetuity that you shouldn’t expect much from your label – especially if you are at the level that you need to be reading an article like

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What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

Matt Bacon December 1, 2016 0

So with the announcement of the Hellfest lineup this year there is, as with every major festival announcement, some controversy as to the quality of the lineup. Hellfest is of course one of the

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Recoupment And You

Recoupment And You

Matt Bacon November 25, 2016 0

I wanted to take a minute today to talk more about record contracts – this time in particular recoupment. Recoupment is a fancy way of saying “You are screwed forever” but not necessarily, only

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Getting Industry People To Attend Your Shows

Getting Industry People To Attend Your Shows

Matt Bacon November 10, 2016 0

Don’t be disappointed when big label people come to your show, ever. Don’t be disappointed when big label people don’t show up to your gigs, even if they say they are going to. No

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What Laws Your Independent Bands Needs To Watch Out For

What Laws Your Independent Bands Needs To Watch Out For

Matt Bacon November 9, 2016 0

So in the wake of the election, and at the time of writing it seeming obvious that a certain orange rapist is going to win it all, I wanted to talk about laws and

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So You Have $650 To Spend On Your Band…

So You Have $650 To Spend On Your Band…

Matt Bacon November 8, 2016 0

So my roommate Jonny came up to me today and asked me, “My band has $650 to throw around, what do we spend it on?” This is a common situation bands are in –

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Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Matt Bacon November 6, 2016 0

Soooo Patreon. It’s come up in ugly headlines again and people seem to be hating on it. The issue this time seems to be that Allegaeon think that they deserve some sort of universal

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Laws, Lawyers And Stupid Indie Bands

Laws, Lawyers And Stupid Indie Bands

Matt Bacon October 30, 2016 0

Okay look – your unsigned band isn’t going to make any money. I am aware that this sucks and that it isn’t fair. I’m aware that ‘You can totally make 6 figures writing for

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Patience, Phone Calls and Nihilism

Patience, Phone Calls and Nihilism

Matt Bacon October 25, 2016 Comments Off on Patience, Phone Calls and Nihilism

People delay phone calls – that’s just how it goes. It’s part of the world of independent projects. I’ve been having some frustrations with this recently so I wanted to pick it apart a

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