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An Open Letter To Unsigned Bands

An Open Letter To Unsigned Bands

Matt Bacon June 28, 2016 Comments Off on An Open Letter To Unsigned Bands

Dear Unsigned Band, I don’t think I can care anymore. Trust me. I tried. I wrote about all your shows. Covered your mediocre records. Showed up early to watch you perform a crappy set using

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Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

Matt Bacon March 31, 2016 Comments Off on Gimmicks And What They Mean For The Music Industry

I went to see a McDonalds themed Black Sabbath cover band on Friday night called Mac Sabbath. Lady Gaga recently had Baby Metal – a J-pop meets death metal band, open for her. Ghost

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Why No One Has Any Clue What’s Going On In The Music Industry

Why No One Has Any Clue What’s Going On In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon March 29, 2016 Comments Off on Why No One Has Any Clue What’s Going On In The Music Industry

So yeah – this is the brutal truth that we all need to wrap our heads around. It’s one of those things that I don’t think any of us fully grasp until we are

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Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Databases pretty much never work – unless you pay…. and even then you gotta take what you can get. I mean on a surface level that makes sense. Like everything else in the freemium

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Opening Up – The Key To Advancement In The Music World

Opening Up – The Key To Advancement In The Music World

Matt Bacon January 26, 2016 Comments Off on Opening Up – The Key To Advancement In The Music World

One thing that’s really struck me over the past couple of years since becoming a music industry professional has been my wider appreciation of music. It’s been really great – not just because it

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The Most Important Article I’ve Ever Read – You Are What You Do

The Most Important Article I’ve Ever Read – You Are What You Do

Matt Bacon January 2, 2016 Comments Off on The Most Important Article I’ve Ever Read – You Are What You Do

THIS article is among the most important pieces of writing in my life, if not the most important. Yes, I have a tendency to wax poetic about how Kerouac changed my life or how TS

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Permission? Who needs it!

Permission? Who needs it!

Matt Bacon December 30, 2015 Comments Off on Permission? Who needs it!

Asking permission is so twentieth century. In this hyper speed day and age those who sit around and wait to be told what to do or try to get permission to do something are

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You Are a Businessman

You Are a Businessman

Matt Bacon December 27, 2015 Comments Off on You Are a Businessman

One of the strangest things that I’ve come to accept in recent years is that I have a hell of a lot more in common with my rather straight laced businessman father than I

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Making a Jump to being a Music Industry Professional

Making a Jump to being a Music Industry Professional

Matt Bacon December 15, 2015 Comments Off on Making a Jump to being a Music Industry Professional

A lot of people who find out that I do this music industry stuff for a living have only one question for me, “How”? And it’s true – figuring out the leap from being

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The Devaluation of Music and You

The Devaluation of Music and You

Matt Bacon December 10, 2015 Comments Off on The Devaluation of Music and You

I recently interviewed a good friend about the state of the music industry. Something came up in our chat while recording last nights episode that I wanted to expand upon here – something that

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