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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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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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DIY Venues and Your Band

So I have this serious deep set fear that over the last eighteen months or so I have become viewed as much more of an ‘industry guy.’ Now that’s totally valid and honestly true, that being said, it is also very important to me personally to not divorce this sense

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CD’s Rule!

Here’s a big secret that has been lying right underneath peoples noses for some time now – CD’s are actually a big seller. Not only are they a big seller but they are in many ways doing better than ever before, especially for live bands. They represent a huge chunk

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Optimizing Your PR Results

So here’s one that I see a lot of people not understanding when they invest in PR. The best results are reliant on you. This is completely separate from needing to hire a person, which you should do because y’know, they know everyone, but there is a move to be

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Merch On Demand Is The Future

So when people ask me about the future of the music industry, something that probably happens more than it should, I often talk about the streamlining of the business.How approaches are being stripped down, brought back to the basics and made more efficient. These are the things that facilitate growth

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Perhaps the most direct financial benefit that you can find in the music business is having good art. I know that sounds crazy. I know that a lot of you reading this will talk about how different pedals, guitars or amps might make you sound better. How you think that

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A Rant On Community Awareness

So here’s one that I think not a lot of people want to hear simply because it requires a lot of work and emotional labor, and this is the value of community awareness. I’m not just talking about why it matters that you know the other bands in your scene

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