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What I learned From South By Southwest

What I learned From South By Southwest

Matt Bacon March 25, 2017 0

So I’m on my way back from SXSW, surrounded by dudes with their instruments and wondering about the sheer bizarre majesty of it all. The festival is simultaneously the most clued in and clueless

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Competitor Analysis And Your Band

Competitor Analysis And Your Band

Matt Bacon March 9, 2017 0

So one thing that has been teaching me a ridiculous amount lately has been competitor analysis. It’s shocking how this took me so long to properly codify but when it comes down to it

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Life At The C Level

Life At The C Level

Matt Bacon March 4, 2017 0

So this is a topic I’ve written about at length before but I think needs to be circled back to again, and I’m going to try and discuss it in a more generalized way

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Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You!

Indie Bands – What Big Bands Do Doesn’t Apply To You!

Matt Bacon February 27, 2017 0

So something you see regularly that I find frequently kind of wonderfully shocking is how after a certain point your band doesn’t need to give a shit about the ‘rules’ as long as you

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Spreadsheets And Your Indie Band

Spreadsheets And Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon February 20, 2017 0

I think that a lot of bands underestimate the utility of spreadsheets. This is one of those book keeping things that I am pretty sure you are going to hate but which are also

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Touring With Opening Bands

Touring With Opening Bands

Matt Bacon February 12, 2017 0

So something I’ve had a hard time figuring out in recent months has been the sheer struggle of opening bands on small name tours. I’ve seen multiple tours now where there was a headlining

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Outline Your Marketing Plan Part 2

Outline Your Marketing Plan Part 2

Matt Bacon January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Outline Your Marketing Plan Part 2

So in the prequel to this piece we talked about getting your bases covered, sorta figuring out how you’re going to put your plan into action, the fans you are trying to target, getting

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Outlining Your Marketing Plan Part 1

Outlining Your Marketing Plan Part 1

Matt Bacon January 30, 2017 Comments Off on Outlining Your Marketing Plan Part 1

So one thing that I’ve been developing recently is a massive template for a 25-35 page marketing plan. Wile I’m not going to post that here I do want to touch on some of

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Pricing For Indie Bands

Pricing For Indie Bands

Matt Bacon January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Pricing For Indie Bands

Pricing is one of the most important things to figure out as an indie band. It’s what can make you look out of touch and irrelevant or what can make you into a financial

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

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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