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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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The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

Matt Bacon November 24, 2016 0

I know it’s hard to get a record deal, trust me, I’ve tried with countless deserving bands and ended up with nothing. I’ve worked countless hours pitching to guys in labels I count as

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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 0

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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The Power Of The Underground

The Power Of The Underground

Matt Bacon October 23, 2016 0

Underground music in all of its forms is important. I know that I’m obviously a metalhead and that dictates a lot of the music I put on this blog, but I want to come

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Breaking Genre Boxes

Breaking Genre Boxes

Matt Bacon October 19, 2016 0

So the question you need to ask yourself as you navigate through the industry is do you try and stick with one genre, or do you touch on many? Do you become hyper knowledgeable

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Days Off On Tour

Days Off On Tour

Matt Bacon September 29, 2016 Comments Off on Days Off On Tour

It’s crucial to build days off into your touring schedule – of course I write this in the midst of a day off, but it’s a day off that I desperately need. In a

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