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Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Matt Bacon December 6, 2016 0

Record labels are frequently kind of grumpy. After all – they are supposed to work with entitled artists, that’s going to be an issue no matter what your relationship to them is. While I

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360 Deals And Indie Bands

360 Deals And Indie Bands

Matt Bacon November 25, 2016 0

360 deals are, whether you like it or not probably going to be the future of the music industry, or at least record labels, and honestly, I’m still unsure whether or not that’s a

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Recoupment And You

Recoupment And You

Matt Bacon November 25, 2016 0

I wanted to take a minute today to talk more about record contracts – this time in particular recoupment. Recoupment is a fancy way of saying “You are screwed forever” but not necessarily, only

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So You Have $650 To Spend On Your Band…

So You Have $650 To Spend On Your Band…

Matt Bacon November 8, 2016 0

So my roommate Jonny came up to me today and asked me, “My band has $650 to throw around, what do we spend it on?” This is a common situation bands are in –

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Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Matt Bacon November 6, 2016 0

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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Laws, Lawyers And Stupid Indie Bands

Laws, Lawyers And Stupid Indie Bands

Matt Bacon October 30, 2016 0

Okay look – your unsigned band isn’t going to make any money. I am aware that this sucks and that it isn’t fair. I’m aware that ‘You can totally make 6 figures writing for

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Even More On Spotify

Even More On Spotify

Matt Bacon October 27, 2016 0

  So, this is an interesting video and one that provokes a lot of discussion. I really like it, but it also makes me want to once again pick apart the status of Spotify

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Patience, Phone Calls and Nihilism

Patience, Phone Calls and Nihilism

Matt Bacon October 25, 2016 0

People delay phone calls – that’s just how it goes. It’s part of the world of independent projects. I’ve been having some frustrations with this recently so I wanted to pick it apart a

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The Power Of The Underground

The Power Of The Underground

Matt Bacon October 23, 2016 Comments Off on The Power Of The Underground

Underground music in all of its forms is important. I know that I’m obviously a metalhead and that dictates a lot of the music I put on this blog, but I want to come

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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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