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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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The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

Matt Bacon November 24, 2016 0

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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Why Record Labels Still Matter

Why Record Labels Still Matter

Matt Bacon December 21, 2015 Comments Off on Why Record Labels Still Matter

Why Record Labels Still Matter I’ve started to get an impression from a lot of independent artists these days that record labels are a bad thing. When bands like Radiohead and Metallica started to

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Op-Ed: On Century Media being bought by Sony

Op-Ed: On Century Media being bought by Sony

Matt Bacon August 27, 2015 Comments Off on Op-Ed: On Century Media being bought by Sony

As some of our more metal-savvy readers may know, Century Media was recently bought by Sony records for a cool $17 million. It was a deal that had been rumored at for months but

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How To Promote Your Music Video; Exclusive Interview With HIP Video Promo CEO Andy Gesner

How To Promote Your Music Video; Exclusive Interview With HIP Video Promo CEO Andy Gesner

James Moore February 1, 2013 1

Planning on a music video but aren’t quite sure how to promote it effectively? If you think YouTube is your only option, you have some reading to do, my friends!  Andy Gesner is the

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Promote Your Band For $5 on Fiverr.com

James Moore October 31, 2011 2

You can use Fiverr.com to promote your band. Most bands are unaware that Fiverr even exists, let alone aware that they can get their band valuable press coverage for $5. Why? I think it’s

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