Download 2020 Recast as a Virtual Festival with Iron Maiden, System of A Down, KISS and More

Download Festival was one of the first major festivals in the heavy music work canceled due o the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now we are getting a virtual festival set to take place. Mark off June 12-14 for some prime rock and metal viewing, with many top acts taking part. The Download TV weekend will be split into day and evening programming, with tailor-made shows featuring Iron Maiden, System of a Down and KISS leading the way. KISS will headline the Friday (June 12) festivities, with a replay of standout moments from their huge 2015 headline set. Iron Maiden head up the Saturday (June 13) programming with nostalgic performances, “Legacy of the Beast” snippets, as well as “something just for Download TV.” And System of a Down will close out the virtual festival on Sunday (June 14) with footage from their performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017. Among the other bands appearing are Alter Bridge, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Baroness, Bush, Creeper, Deftones, Disturbed, Employed To Serve, Fozzy, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Korn,Lacuna Coil, Mastodon, The Pretty Reckless, Twin Temple, Volbeat and more. Watch the trailer and see the full list below. Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #403: Sam Tall Of Studio71 And Artist Managers Connect

Sam Tall chats with Matt about managing artists, networking with peers, and building a community. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #403 is streaming now and it’s all about Dumb and Dumbest Episode #403: Sam Tall Of Studio71 And Artist Managers Connect Comes On The Pod! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #402: Gary Vee Followed Matt On Twitter!

If you have followed this podcast for any number of episodes, we always mention Gary Vee as a major influence. And now he’s followed Matt on Twitter! Matt and Keefy check in to discuss keeping it real. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #402 is streaming now and it’s all about Gary Vee Followed Matt On Twitter! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #401: Twitter, DIY and More with Mojo’s Army!

Twitter expert and musician Mojo’s Army joins Matt and Keefy to discuss building a community on the network. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #401 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Mojo’s Army! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #400: Billy Geoghegan, Booking Consultant

In episode 400 of Dumb and Dumbest Podcast, Matt and Keefy chat with Billy Geoghegan, Booking Consultant. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #400 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Billy Geoghegan, Booking Consultant! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #399: Stefan Mersch on the Bandcamp App and Bandcamp Community Tab!

Stefan Mersch of Sun Voyager is not just a stoner doom band guy, he is a bonafide Marketing expert. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #399 is streaming now and it’s about Stefan Mersch on the Bandcamp App and Bandcamp Community Tab! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #398: Why You Need To Get On Podcasts!

Matt and Curtis get deep about why you need to become a valued guest on podcasts as a means to help promote your band. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #398 is streaming now and it’s about Why You Need To Get On Podcasts! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #397: The G Money Bro Down Throwdown

Greg Kennelty of Metal injection returns to the pod to discuss a myriad of topics: “Fake Big” music industry types and bands, Trapt, Post Malone covering Nirvana, and more with Matt and Keefy! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #397 is streaming now and it’s about The G Money Bro Down Throwdown! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #396: How Much Content Do You Need To Create Anyway?

Matt and Keefy check in to answer the age-old question we get asked weekly: how much content does my band need to make to compete. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #396 is streaming now and it’s about How Much Content Do You Need To Create Anyway? Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

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