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How Music History Can Help Your Band

Music history has seemingly become something of a poopooed expertise in the world of underground music, when in fact it remains one of the most important things you can study if you want to be able to improve your network and be able to help grow your brand in a

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Goal Setting In 2019

So, it’s a new year, new you, all that bullshit, we are all going to die in a ditch anyway. But in the interim let’s maybe try to get your band somewhere hey? Such is the struggle and such is what we are hoping to tackle with this article by

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Youtube And Your Band

For bands, Youtube is one of the great mysteries of the music industry. It’s a sort of white whale that has so rarely been properly taken advantage and which seems to bee by and large ignored, misused or not appropriately respected for the potential it brings to the table. When

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Supply And Demand In The Music Biz

So here’s the big issue, the one that no one seems to really want to address but which is the fundamental problem of the music industry and the fundamental reason why so many of you are simply not going to go anywhere as hard as you might try and as

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Bandcamp And Your Band

So here’s a big one that we had some good discussions about in Bacons Bits episodes and podcasts, Bandcamp. For the uninitiated, (And you really should be initiated at this point!) Bandcamp is an in browser streaming service used by everyone from unsigned artists to some pretty big independent labels

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How To Get Signed

The Best Way To Get Your Band Signed Here’s a big one where I think a lot of groups really fall down. You need to be judicious when you are targeting labels and make a concentrated effort on specific folks in order to actually get signed. No one really gets discovered

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Why Your Band Needs A Producer

Your band needs a producer, straight up. I’m not trying to be an asshole here and I understand that you have all the equipment to make a good sounding record yourself, but that’s not what you are really lacking. So many bands have been able to craft great sounding work

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Echo Chambers And Indie Music

One of the biggest problems that we face in the music industry is the echo chamber of our scene relationships. While on the one hand I am all about talking with your friends about your projects bringing them value and encouraging them to come support your shows, I think there

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EOTY Lists And You

So this is a weird one – and on a topic that has a lot more influence than I thin that any of us care to admit, and that’s year end lists and our relationship to them as listeners, fans and bands. This is one of my favorite times of

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On The Threatin Thing

So, this Threatin thing. It’s been dominating headlines, even for normies. That’s a really big deal for any sort of heavy band to pull off, regardless of if they are on the more pop metal side of the spectrum or not. It’s led to a really interesting series of conundrums

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