Photography is often the first impression a band makes on a potential fan, even before they hear music or see album artwork or other merch. Still, this is one of the most overlooked, mistake-ridden areas of the industry. Dumb and Dumbest #261 is streaming now and it’s all about Band Photos For Dummies with Keefy from Ghost Cult! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading
Rex Brown and photographer/author Joe Giron will get together in New Jersey this weekend for a signing of Joe’s book A Vulgar Display of Pantera our now on the Lesser Gods Publishing imprint. Continue reading
Chances are your first memory of a band after you’ve heard the music for the first time was through a photo. There was a time before YouTube videos, massive concert tours, and ubiquitous festivals that the only way you ever saw a band was in a magazine. Now that technology has made it possible for everyone with an iPhone or a decent DSLR camera to think they are a concert photographer, everyone and their mom is trying to shoot and cover bands. However, there is more to pictures of bands than aiming a device in the general direction of the stage; there is an art to capturing the essence of people, on film, or now digitally.