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Merch Strategies For Your Indie Band

Merch Strategies For Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon October 16, 2016 Comments Off on Merch Strategies For Your Indie Band

There’s a lot to pick apart at your average merch booth. Every band has their own way of doing things, but some bands clearly do way better than their peers – even if they

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It’s The Small Stuff: Making Money On Tour

It’s The Small Stuff: Making Money On Tour

Matt Bacon August 11, 2016 Comments Off on It’s The Small Stuff: Making Money On Tour

The places you are really going to make money on tour are sometimes surprising. They aren’t always what you think is going to save you a ton of money. It’s the little things –

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Budgeting And Your Indie Band

Budgeting And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon March 22, 2016 Comments Off on Budgeting And Your Indie Band

Budgeting should really be any independent bands primary concern. Figuring out how to divvy up the money at the end of a gig and then deciding how you are going to reinvest that can,

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When Should You Start Making Money From Your Band?

When Should You Start Making Money From Your Band?

Matt Bacon January 14, 2016 Comments Off on When Should You Start Making Money From Your Band?

So last week there was a whole lot of hullabaloo about how the singer of Thy Art Is Murder has only made 16-18 grand in the last 6-7 years. I mentioned this in an

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What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

Matt Bacon January 9, 2016 Comments Off on What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

One thing that makes my life extremely hard on most days is the simple fact that most of the bands I work with don’t understand the basic economics of the music industry. And while

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5 Mistakes I’ve Made In The Music Industry

5 Mistakes I’ve Made In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon December 22, 2015 Comments Off on 5 Mistakes I’ve Made In The Music Industry

There’s been a fair amount of regret in my time in the industry, and I’ve come to accept that that’s just how it goes. Now while I definitely have tried to address these mistakes

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Why You Always Need To Pay People In The Music Industry

Why You Always Need To Pay People In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon November 27, 2015 Comments Off on Why You Always Need To Pay People In The Music Industry

No I can’t make you famous. No one can. That’s not how this works. So why do people like me need to explain this to musicians all the time? Fame is a very intangible

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