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Bands Still Can Explode Out Of Nowhere: The Surprising Reality

Bands Still Can Explode Out Of Nowhere: The Surprising Reality

Matt Bacon July 22, 2016 Comments Off on Bands Still Can Explode Out Of Nowhere: The Surprising Reality

There is a myth in music today that it takes years to build up from the underground in order to become a big band. You might be saying “Sure folks like Bieber can come

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Boredom And The Psychology Of Tour

Boredom And The Psychology Of Tour

Matt Bacon June 7, 2016 Comments Off on Boredom And The Psychology Of Tour

One of the thing that people don’t tell you about tour is the crippling fucking boredom. I mean, I know that everyone says tour can be boring and that’s part of what makes it

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What Free Culture Means For Independent Artists

What Free Culture Means For Independent Artists

Matt Bacon April 22, 2016 Comments Off on What Free Culture Means For Independent Artists

Free Culture now there’s a interesting notion to look at now isn’t it. Free Culture is also the name of a book by the lawyer and political thinker Lawrence Lessig. It would be outside

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Matt Bacon July 10, 2015 Comments Off on Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I

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Independent Industry Figures: Bob Lugowe of Relapse Records

Independent Industry Figures: Bob Lugowe of Relapse Records

Matt Bacon July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Independent Industry Figures: Bob Lugowe of Relapse Records

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we interview music industry figures to try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment we try and get a sense of

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Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 2: The Inferno Blazes

Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 2: The Inferno Blazes

Matt Bacon June 25, 2015 Comments Off on Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 2: The Inferno Blazes

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of

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Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Matt Bacon June 24, 2015 Comments Off on Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of

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Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

Matt Bacon June 15, 2015 Comments Off on Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

This article functions as the culmination of a couple of other pieces I’ve written on how to make it in the music industry and get some degree of success (And maybe even money) It

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Elder – The future of heavy rock?

Elder – The future of heavy rock?

Matt Bacon June 14, 2015 Comments Off on Elder – The future of heavy rock?

I remember the first time I saw Elder, I was a drunk teenager who just wanted to party with his doom metal friends. I listened to Dead Roots Stirring and their eponymous debut, Elder

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Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Matt Bacon June 2, 2015 Comments Off on Independent Industry Figures : Nate Carson

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we do a feature on a different music industry figure every week and try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment

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