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Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Long Term Thinking In The Music Industry

Matt Bacon September 15, 2016 0

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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On Touring Underage

On Touring Underage

Matt Bacon May 21, 2016 Comments Off on On Touring Underage

So as I write this I’m crossing some state – Illinois maybe? We just passed Aurora like in Waynes World, but I also think there is a small chance we are in Iowa. It’s

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So, I’ve Been On Tour For A Day…

So, I’ve Been On Tour For A Day…

Matt Bacon May 18, 2016 Comments Off on So, I’ve Been On Tour For A Day…

So, the open road is long and winding, and not going insane along the trail is a key part of survival in this semicharmed existence that we call tour life. Obviously none of us

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Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

Matt Bacon April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Finding A Tour Vehicle – The Hidden Struggle Of An Indie Band On The Road

I’m gearing up for my first ever big boy tour, or at least the first one that I’m fully responsible for (Outside of, y’know, the nightmare hellscape that is booking) and I’m learning A

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Tour Markets And What They Mean For Your Band

Tour Markets And What They Mean For Your Band

Matt Bacon February 2, 2016 Comments Off on Tour Markets And What They Mean For Your Band

One thing that I regularly try to do with this blog is to help you guys look behind the veil of industry elitism that so often excludes people who are trying to break into

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Stagecraft 101 Part 2: Warning! Atencion! Achtung! Danger Will Robinson!

Stagecraft 101 Part 2: Warning! Atencion! Achtung! Danger Will Robinson!

James Moore July 29, 2014 Comments Off on Stagecraft 101 Part 2: Warning! Atencion! Achtung! Danger Will Robinson!

By Jeff Black Originally posted in Vandala Magazine. Read Part 1: Why Performance Matters. Amongst the discussion and responses for my original article,  I stumbled across this comment:  “Thanks for the advice, guy whose

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