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Having Scene Cred And What It Means For You

Having Scene Cred And What It Means For You

Matt Bacon March 23, 2017 0

One of the most important things that you can do in this scene to get real legitimacy is both simple and beautiful. It’s how countless people have won my respect and how I have

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How To Handle Trainwrecks

How To Handle Trainwrecks

Matt Bacon March 21, 2017 0

Sometimes shit totally falls apart. Sometimes you find yourself watching a trainweck, sometimes you’re at the head of a trainwreck. These are the sort of things that cause me a lot of anxiety and

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Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

Copying Your Peers Best Ideas

Matt Bacon March 16, 2017 0

You may have heard the saying, “A good band copies three or four other bands, a great band copies twenty.” This isn’t just true for the music though, it holds for the actual marketing

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South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

South By Southwest And The Indie Scene

Matt Bacon March 14, 2017 0

I’m in a plane right now headed to South By Southwest and since it’s a direct flight from New York to Austin at the beginning of the South By week there’s a ton of

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Matt Bacon March 12, 2017 0

Dale Carnegie is, if you couldn’t already tell, one of my favorite authors. In his book How To Stop Worrying And Start Living he details a simple method to get ride of at least

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The Biggest Problem In Music

The Biggest Problem In Music

Matt Bacon March 4, 2017 0

So here’s the biggest threat against the music industry right now. It’s a simple one and one that we all run in to time and time again and get endlessly frustrated with. It’s all

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Life At The C Level

Life At The C Level

Matt Bacon March 4, 2017 0

So this is a topic I’ve written about at length before but I think needs to be circled back to again, and I’m going to try and discuss it in a more generalized way

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Politics And Your Indie Band

Politics And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 22, 2017 1

One of the most important things that your band needs to realize when working with a label, a manager or anyone of importance is that these people are going to be utilitarians. Your band

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Spreadsheets And Your Indie Band

Spreadsheets And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 20, 2017 0

I think that a lot of bands underestimate the utility of spreadsheets. This is one of those book keeping things that I am pretty sure you are going to hate but which are also

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What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

What Every Record Label REALLY Wants

Matt Bacon February 20, 2017 0

There are certain fundamental truths in the music industry that I can guarantee will really free up your thinking. One of these truths that changed my entire strategy for developing bands is this: Every

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