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How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

How I (And Other A&R People) Sign Bands

Matt Bacon January 21, 2017 0

So… with regards to getting your band signed there’s a lot that goes into it- but at the same time there is a very short process when it comes down to me deciding if

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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 0

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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Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Matt Bacon November 6, 2016 Comments Off on Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Soooo Patreon. It’s come up in ugly headlines again and people seem to be hating on it. The issue this time seems to be that Allegaeon think that they deserve some sort of universal

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Everybody Says Yes Always

Everybody Says Yes Always

Matt Bacon October 21, 2016 Comments Off on Everybody Says Yes Always

Everybody says yes to everything in the music industry. Or at least ‘maybe’. After all, it’s the music industry, we’re all supposed to be rebels and punk rockers, why wouldn’t we be up for

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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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When Is Your Band Ready To Tour

When Is Your Band Ready To Tour

Matt Bacon October 7, 2016 Comments Off on When Is Your Band Ready To Tour

This is the first question that any band should be asking themselves at almost any stage of their career. Even major touring bands need to properly think this one out. There are a lot

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Alternative Markets, Touring And You

Alternative Markets, Touring And You

Matt Bacon October 5, 2016 Comments Off on Alternative Markets, Touring And You

The more I tour and the more I book the more I realize some weird hidden secrets about the music industry and putting together shows. There are things that you only start to pick

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The Do Nots Of In Person PR

The Do Nots Of In Person PR

Matt Bacon October 2, 2016 Comments Off on The Do Nots Of In Person PR

Initially I was going to leave this chapter as one section, but then I realized that I talk so much about face to face relationships in this book that I would be remiss in

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Days Off On Tour

Days Off On Tour

Matt Bacon September 29, 2016 Comments Off on Days Off On Tour

It’s crucial to build days off into your touring schedule – of course I write this in the midst of a day off, but it’s a day off that I desperately need. In a

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