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Getting Blogs To Write About Your Band

Getting Blogs To Write About Your Band

Matt Bacon September 22, 2016 0

So if PR is so hard – how do you get blogs to write about you? It’s just a question of reaching out to the right people. One of the fascinating sides of the

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Going From PR to Marketing

Going From PR to Marketing

Matt Bacon September 21, 2016 0

Now PR doesn’t have to stop at a PR campaign, and this is where we see what separates the boys from the men. A lot of bands just shell out a thousand dollars for

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The Don’t’s of Music PR

The Don’t’s of Music PR

Matt Bacon September 20, 2016 0

There are a lot of bands who get in touch with me every day. A lot. Like over a 100 most days. So why is it that I almost never cover independent bands with

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Lessons From Psycho Las Vegas

Lessons From Psycho Las Vegas

Matt Bacon September 8, 2016 0

So I obviously spent all of last week writing about Psycho Las Vegas and all of the fun I had there but I wanted to talk about something only tangentially tied in – the

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It’s All Arbitrary After All

It’s All Arbitrary After All

Matt Bacon August 19, 2016 0

So maybe I’m just having a long day and feeling nihilistic – but I think there is an important realization to have about this industry and the long term success of your band that

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We Are Connected

We Are Connected

Matt Bacon August 12, 2016 0

We are connected. It’s not just the name of a Voivod song. It’s the very essence of the industry we are all a part of. I know I touched on this earlier this week

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An Industry Of Passion

An Industry Of Passion

Matt Bacon August 10, 2016 Comments Off on An Industry Of Passion

The kindness of the music industry is something that I don’t think people appreciate enough. People in music are kind. They believe in this weird thing. For some reason the power of music is

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Should Your Indie Band Put Out An EP?

Should Your Indie Band Put Out An EP?

Matt Bacon August 4, 2016 Comments Off on Should Your Indie Band Put Out An EP?

So an increasingly popular strategy in the music industry these days has been to release a bevy of EP’s rather than focusing on a full length. The strategy behind this is that full lengths

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Being Backstage and Just Being There

Being Backstage and Just Being There

Matt Bacon July 29, 2016 Comments Off on Being Backstage and Just Being There

Picture the scene: backstage at BB Kings, a legendary club on Times Square. I’m standing there with members of Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots and many more legendary bands. I’m also there with my

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Why Mass Emails (Sort of) Work

Why Mass Emails (Sort of) Work

Matt Bacon July 28, 2016 Comments Off on Why Mass Emails (Sort of) Work

One of the things that has most defined my music industry experience has been mass emailing. Sometimes when you are trying to break a band in a new market, or simply don’t have the

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