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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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Crazy People In The Music Industry

Crazy People In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon February 18, 2017 0

One of the weirdly frustrating things about the music industry is the prevalence of crazy people out there. I know that seems unsurprising at first glance, of course tons of people want to get

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Placement Strategies And You

Placement Strategies And You

Matt Bacon February 12, 2017 0

Placement strategies are one of those things that are almost impossible for DIY bands to actually engage in because so many of the mare so hokey. So often it will be like “Oh do

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Being A Part Of A Collective

Being A Part Of A Collective

Matt Bacon January 20, 2017 0

So there’s a reason no one really wants to license your bands music or generally work with your group. It’s not a hard one when you really think about it but it’s one that

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SWOT Analysis And Your Band

SWOT Analysis And Your Band

Matt Bacon January 10, 2017 Comments Off on SWOT Analysis And Your Band

SWOT analysis sounds like a big fancy term that marketing folks use in order to talk down to us little guys, and in many ways it is. However after continuing my marketing research and

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The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

Matt Bacon December 29, 2016 Comments Off on The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

Soundscan is… shall we say… interesting to me. Soundscan is in many ways the worst thing going on in the music industry right now and something that we all need to figure out how

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Management and Label Deals

Management and Label Deals

Matt Bacon December 28, 2016 Comments Off on Management and Label Deals

Record labels across the board are chronically understaffed – that’s just a harsh toke on a brutal truth. That’s why record labels have started to set up some rather nefarious management deals. That is

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Politics And Its Influence On The Underground

Politics And Its Influence On The Underground

Matt Bacon December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Politics And Its Influence On The Underground

So last night I went to the Revolver Golden Gods awards. I’d never been and it was interesting to say the least. It functions primarily as a heavy metal industry get together, you walk

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What To Expect From Your Record Label

What To Expect From Your Record Label

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 Comments Off on What To Expect From Your Record Label

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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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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