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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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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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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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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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