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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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So You Get To Work With The Company Of Your Dreams…

So You Get To Work With The Company Of Your Dreams…

Matt Bacon December 19, 2016 Comments Off on So You Get To Work With The Company Of Your Dreams…

So say you do get on the record label of your dreams, or the PR company you’ve always wanted to work with, or the manager you’ve admired for years. These things do eventually happen

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Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Matt Bacon December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

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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What To Expect From Your Record Label

What To Expect From Your Record Label

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 Comments Off on What To Expect From Your Record Label

I just want to establish now and in perpetuity that you shouldn’t expect much from your label – especially if you are at the level that you need to be reading an article like

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Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 Comments Off on Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Record labels don’t want to sign your band because the odds are your band is fucking stupid. I know that’s really mean and some of you might feel ‘triggered’ but that’s the cold hard

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360 Deals And Indie Bands

360 Deals And Indie Bands

Matt Bacon November 25, 2016 Comments Off on 360 Deals And Indie Bands

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 Comments Off on Recoupment And You

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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The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

Matt Bacon November 24, 2016 Comments Off on The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

I know it’s hard to get a record deal, trust me, I’ve tried with countless deserving bands and ended up with nothing. I’ve worked countless hours pitching to guys in labels I count as

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Record Labels And Brand Affiliation – A Primer

Record Labels And Brand Affiliation – A Primer

Matt Bacon April 11, 2016 Comments Off on Record Labels And Brand Affiliation – A Primer

Record labels these days probably are almost never going to offer you an advance, nor are they going to offer you an exceptional percentage on royalties to make up for it. Of course, they

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What Your Band Should Expect From Your First Record Label

What Your Band Should Expect From Your First Record Label

Matt Bacon February 1, 2016 Comments Off on What Your Band Should Expect From Your First Record Label

With a lot of the bands I handle one of the things I have to focus on is managing expectations. I guess this makes sense – there’s a lot involved here and depending on

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