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More On Licensing From A Jaded Old Hack

More On Licensing From A Jaded Old Hack

Matt Bacon January 22, 2017 0

Music licensing might as well be the last bastion of the music industry, and while I think it might be going away eventually I think that for now we’re looking at a future that

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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 0

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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SWOT Analysis And Your Band

SWOT Analysis And Your Band

Matt Bacon January 10, 2017 0

SWOT analysis sounds like a big fancy term that marketing folks use in order to talk down to us little guys, and in many ways it is. However after continuing my marketing research and

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Taking The Time For Others

Taking The Time For Others

Matt Bacon January 9, 2017 0

Catering to individuals is one of the most important thing you can do as a band or as a figure in the music industry. Being able to see what the other person is interested

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What To Expect From Managers

What To Expect From Managers

Matt Bacon January 9, 2017 0

A lot of people who have managers don’t understand what those managers are supposed to do and this leads to crushing I had to face a kind of a frustrating disappointment this week in

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Managing Your Databases

Managing Your Databases

Matt Bacon January 6, 2017 0

So, a surprising amount of life in the music industry is building and maintaining databases. I’ve spent the last week of time off due to holidays creating lists of doom and stoner metal festivals

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The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

The Magic… and Misery of Soundscan

Matt Bacon December 29, 2016 0

Soundscan is… shall we say… interesting to me. Soundscan is in many ways the worst thing going on in the music industry right now and something that we all need to figure out how

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Management and Label Deals

Management and Label Deals

Matt Bacon December 28, 2016 0

Record labels across the board are chronically understaffed – that’s just a harsh toke on a brutal truth. That’s why record labels have started to set up some rather nefarious management deals. That is

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Why Industry People Don’t Trust Artists

Why Industry People Don’t Trust Artists

Matt Bacon December 26, 2016 0

Man, this is a big one, and also a pretty depressing one. Just my cup of tea! Long story short – there is a reason industry people don’t trust musicians, and a reason industry

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So I’ve Been Learning About Distribution…

So I’ve Been Learning About Distribution…

Matt Bacon December 23, 2016 0

Distribution deals are a weird thing to deal with and something that I Think not enough of the young dudes in the industry properly get. I know that I for one didn’t seem to

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