Monica Strut Launches The “Being In A Band Membership”

Music Marketing expert and Music Industry coach Monica Strut has launched a private membership mastermind to help bands reach their full potential and get on a path to success. The “Being in a Band Membership” is now officially open for enrollment at the link below. The membership includes The Being in a Band Membership is a monthly subscription-based masterclass for serious musicians that will give you the knowledge, insights and support you need to take your music career to the next level. Monica is the vocalist for the band The Last Martyr, was a former music journalist for Heavy Magazine, acclaimed for her marketing courses for band, and also a podcaster. She is well known for her acclaimed The Social Media Shredder and PR Made Simple courses, among other DIY courses that give independent bands the resources they need to reach their goals. Continue reading

Bands Affected By Coronavirus Cancellations – Get Free Advertising From Ghost Cult!

Clearly we are in an unprecedented time of crisis for the music industry with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Tons of bands, crew people, and venues are losing their livelihoods. Even major bands are worried about the lasting impact on their careers. So we wanted to help and give back in whatever way we could. For a limited time and space, we are going to give free ads at Ghost Cult to bands affected. If you are a DIY band or a brand directly affected by tour cancellations due to Coronavirus, message us at the email below or DM us on Twitter or Instagram for details. Availability is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Take care of each other, wash your hands, and hopefully, we’ll all get through this soon. 

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Dumb And Dumbest 80: The 7 Types Of Toxic People To Avoid On Social Media


Are you worried about how to navigate social media for your band in a sea of trolls, haters, creeps, and assholes? Episode 80 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s about The 7 Types Of Toxic People To Avoid On Social MediaDumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  

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Dumb And Dumbest 79: Interview with Billy Myers III on Graphic Design, DIY Music And Hustle


Episode 78 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s an Interview with Billy Myers III on Graphic Design, DIY Music And Hustle. Billy has the band Glorious Rebellion but also makes his bones as a graphic designer with Von Skull Media social media pro and more.  Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  

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Dumb And Dumbest 78: Interview with Seth Werkheiser of Close Mondays


Episode 78 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s an Interview with Seth Werkheiser of Close Mondays. Seth was one of the original Metal music bloggers on the net, worked for AOL Noisecreep, Buzzgrinder, helped found the amazingly influential #metalbandcampgiftclub and the recently defunct but rad Skulltoaster. Seth runs Close Mondays and has a plethora of advice to share about the music industry, marketing, metrics and more. Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  

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Dumb And Dumbest 77: Communication and Constant Contact

Episode 77 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s all about Communication and Constant Contact! Communicating effectively and being professional are essential steps to getting signed.  Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  

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Dumb And Dumbest 76: Scam Labels And Your Band

Episode 76 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s all about Scam Record Labels And Your Band. Don’t get ripped off and ruined by bad choices! Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  

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Dumb And Dumbest 75: Getting Signed And Building A Band Around Your Recording

Episode 75 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s all about Getting Signed And Building A Band Around Your Recording Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  

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Dumb And Dumbest 74: What To Do When Your Band Gets Traction

Episode 74 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s all about What To Do When Your Band Gets TractionDumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).  This episode focuses on what to do when your release, video, or band news starts getting you increased attention, and how to leverage it for maximum effectiveness. 

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Dumb And Dumbest 73: How To Make An EPK

If you have a band and have a goal of getting signed, you need an great Electronic Press Kit. Episode 73 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is streaming right now, and it’s all about How To Make An EPK that will get you noticed and raise the bar. Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Check it out! 

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