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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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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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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 Romance Of The Music Industry

The Romance Of The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 26, 2016 Comments Off on The Romance Of The Music Industry

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 Comments Off on Getting Blogs To Write About Your Band

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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Going From PR to Marketing

Going From PR to Marketing

Matt Bacon September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Going From PR to Marketing

Now PR doesn’t have to stop at a PR campaign, and this is where we see what separates the boys from the men. A lot of bands just shell out a thousand dollars for

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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

The points I’m going to make in this article are going to seem super obvious to some of you and make literally no sense to others. That’s because I’m talking about putting others before

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