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Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Record Labels And Artistic Frustrations

Matt Bacon December 6, 2016 0

Record labels are frequently kind of grumpy. After all – they are supposed to work with entitled artists, that’s going to be an issue no matter what your relationship to them is. While I

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What To Expect From Your Record Label

What To Expect From Your Record Label

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 0

I just want to establish now and in perpetuity that you shouldn’t expect much from your label – especially if you are at the level that you need to be reading an article like

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Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Why Record Labels Don’t Want To Sign You

Matt Bacon December 4, 2016 0

Record labels don’t want to sign your band because the odds are your band is fucking stupid. I know that’s really mean and some of you might feel ‘triggered’ but that’s the cold hard

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What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

Matt Bacon December 1, 2016 0

So with the announcement of the Hellfest lineup this year there is, as with every major festival announcement, some controversy as to the quality of the lineup. Hellfest is of course one of the

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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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On The Importance Of Pushing Extremes

On The Importance Of Pushing Extremes

Matt Bacon November 19, 2016 0

So here’s a weird thought experiment for you to play with, one that might force you to re-evaluate some of your thinking if you’re so inclined to take it with me. I think we

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Cultural Sadness And The Music Industry

Cultural Sadness And The Music Industry

Matt Bacon November 18, 2016 0

America is in decline and so pop music is going to have to implode, or at least change forever. Now I know that’s a pretty weird and crazy way to start an article so

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Getting Industry People To Attend Your Shows

Getting Industry People To Attend Your Shows

Matt Bacon November 10, 2016 0

Don’t be disappointed when big label people come to your show, ever. Don’t be disappointed when big label people don’t show up to your gigs, even if they say they are going to. No

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