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Merch Strategies For Your Indie Band

Merch Strategies For Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon October 16, 2016 Comments Off on Merch Strategies For Your Indie Band

There’s a lot to pick apart at your average merch booth. Every band has their own way of doing things, but some bands clearly do way better than their peers – even if they

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Markets & Regions: The South

Markets & Regions: The South

Matt Bacon October 15, 2016 Comments Off on Markets & Regions: The South

Oooh boy, this one is a doozie. I have had some of the best touring experiences of my life in the south as well as some of the worst ones. For the record when

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Independent Touring: The East Coast

Independent Touring: The East Coast

Matt Bacon October 14, 2016 Comments Off on Independent Touring: The East Coast

This is the easy one, the one people love doing, although some might continue to argue that West Coast is the best coast. It feels weird to write about this since I’ve spent so

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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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Days Off On Tour

Days Off On Tour

Matt Bacon September 29, 2016 Comments Off on Days Off On Tour

It’s crucial to build days off into your touring schedule – of course I write this in the midst of a day off, but it’s a day off that I desperately need. In a

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The Calm Before The Tour

The Calm Before The Tour

Matt Bacon September 13, 2016 Comments Off on The Calm Before The Tour

There is a very specific type of hell you experience before hitting the road – a very specific type of hell that makes the music industry uniquely miserable. It is the hell of pre-tour

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What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

Matt Bacon January 9, 2016 Comments Off on What Independent Bands Still Don’t Understand About Finances

One thing that makes my life extremely hard on most days is the simple fact that most of the bands I work with don’t understand the basic economics of the music industry. And while

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New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

Conor Davies September 6, 2015 Comments Off on New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

Ten years after their debut LP, “Silent Alarm”, shook up the indie rock world, Bloc Party have returned, with a new look, new songs and a batch of tour dates to fit. With past

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5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

Matt Bacon October 14, 2014 Comments Off on 5 Things I Learned Hanging Out With Touring Bands

I’ve been writing about metal for four years now, and I’ve started to get chances to hang out with some legit ‘rock stars’ or at least big names. Asides from being at the same

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