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The Good Dude Network

The Good Dude Network

Matt Bacon October 3, 2016 Comments Off on The Good Dude Network

This is one of the most important things to realize about the music industry, there is a network out there of ‘good dudes’ who have similar ethics, beards, sub-poverty incomes and an unwavering dedication

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The Don’t’s of Music PR

The Don’t’s of Music PR

Matt Bacon September 20, 2016 Comments Off on The Don’t’s of Music PR

There are a lot of bands who get in touch with me every day. A lot. Like over a 100 most days. So why is it that I almost never cover independent bands with

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Payola And You – Why Radio Isn’t Working For Independent Artists

Payola And You – Why Radio Isn’t Working For Independent Artists

Matt Bacon February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Payola And You – Why Radio Isn’t Working For Independent Artists

If you’re reading this you’re probably, at least to some degree, a ‘music person’ so you probably already know about payola, the practice of labels and promoters paying radio stations to play the music

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Why Buying Facebook Likes Is A Necessary Evil

Why Buying Facebook Likes Is A Necessary Evil

Matt Bacon February 4, 2016 Comments Off on Why Buying Facebook Likes Is A Necessary Evil

One of the things that people regularly forget about in this industry is that despite the alleged democracy of the internet a lot of stuff is like it was back in the day when

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Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Why Databases Don’t Work – Understanding Cold Calling In The Music Industry

Databases pretty much never work – unless you pay…. and even then you gotta take what you can get. I mean on a surface level that makes sense. Like everything else in the freemium

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You Can’t Afford To Ignore Bloggers Anymore.

You Can’t Afford To Ignore Bloggers Anymore.

Bryan Staggers January 7, 2015 Comments Off on You Can’t Afford To Ignore Bloggers Anymore.

So, here’s the score. You’re a band – you might be new, or conversely, you might be more established than kingpins like the classic Iron Maiden or next-generation stars like Bring Me The Horizon.

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Punk Houses and What They Mean for Your Band

Punk Houses and What They Mean for Your Band

Matt Bacon December 21, 2014 Comments Off on Punk Houses and What They Mean for Your Band

You wander in, people are smoking cigarettes indoors, a dude with a massive face tattoo gives you a once over with suspicious eyes. Are you a narc? Play it cool and you might just

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7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Never Ignore Facebook

7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Never Ignore Facebook

James Moore October 6, 2013 Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Never Ignore Facebook

Let’s make one thing clear about Facebook for musicians. I’ve received arguments lately that “it’s not about the likes. It’s about the music” and “it doesn’t matter how many likes you have”. Ok, those

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5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

5 Reasons Why You Should Finish Your Damn Album

James Moore May 14, 2013 9

Sorry for my bluntness. This is a quick point about the importance of finishing/releasing your album or EP. I often receive submissions from artists seeking promotion to music media. I’m always excited to take

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A Few Words On How To Contact Music Bloggers

James Moore December 4, 2011 Comments Off on A Few Words On How To Contact Music Bloggers

I’ve read some great material recently by Niall Byrne from Nialler9.com, who put together possibly the best, most succinct and comprehensive listing of advice for independent artists who wish to send their music to

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