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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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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

The points I’m going to make in this article are going to seem super obvious to some of you and make literally no sense to others. That’s because I’m talking about putting others before

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It’s The Small Stuff: Making Money On Tour

It’s The Small Stuff: Making Money On Tour

Matt Bacon August 11, 2016 Comments Off on It’s The Small Stuff: Making Money On Tour

The places you are really going to make money on tour are sometimes surprising. They aren’t always what you think is going to save you a ton of money. It’s the little things –

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The Moment That Tour Broke Matt

The Moment That Tour Broke Matt

Matt Bacon June 7, 2016 Comments Off on The Moment That Tour Broke Matt

Editors Note: Going back to this article I realize that this was about the moment touring broke my spirit. Enjoy. You’re not going to get as much work done on tour as you thought

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Touring The West: What You Need To Know

Touring The West: What You Need To Know

Matt Bacon May 30, 2016 Comments Off on Touring The West: What You Need To Know

Ah the West. That beautiful land where thousands migrated over the generations, and still do in the hopes of a better tomorrow. There’s been a lot that I’ve learned now on the most brutal

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Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

Matt Bacon May 25, 2016 Comments Off on Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

There is an art to finding a place to sleep with your band for the night. It’s something I’ve been lucky enough to get really good at over the past week – to the

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