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Spending Money To Ease Tour Life

Spending Money To Ease Tour Life

Matt Bacon September 26, 2016 0

Do you ever make a decision so good that you decide you want to write an entire article about it? Because I did. And I’m going to. Your touring band needs a trailer. Ours

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The Romance Of The Music Industry

The Romance Of The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 26, 2016 0

When I was 15-16 and first started really hanging out with touring bands I wanted nothing more than to be one of those guys who steps out of the van at one of the

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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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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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Real World Politics And Their Place In The Music Industry

Real World Politics And Their Place In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon August 28, 2016 0

It’s fairly obvious given the content of this website that I am a liberal. In fact, it’s probably obvious that I’m basically an anarchist and have a disdain for any form of centralized authority

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Indie Bands And Choosing Opportunites In The Music Industry

Indie Bands And Choosing Opportunites In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon August 23, 2016 0

So I write a lot on this blog about how you need to be grateful for every opportunity your band gets and that you need to take advantage of all of them if you

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The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

The Apathy Of Social Media and Your Band

Matt Bacon August 20, 2016 0

People don’t really want to hear about your band. They don’t want to hear about how great your practice was. They don’t want to hear about how hard it is to find a producer.

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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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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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