Dumb and Dumbest Episode #358: Blasko on the Coronavirus!

The coronavirus story of 2020 is re-written every day so far. Matt and Keefy speak with a major player in the music business and get his thoughts on the outlook! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #358 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Blasko on the Coronavirus! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/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.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #357: Eddie Kayne of iHeart Radio on the Evolution of Hip-Hop

Everybody knows that Hip-Hop changed the world first in its own communities and then basically saturating popular culture. Matt and Keefy dork out with a legend and discuss the all the branches from his scene and beyond. Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #357 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Eddie Kayne of iHeart Radio on DC Hip-Hop and Music on TV! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/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.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Content Marketing and COVID-19

Now that we are a few weeks into the madness of this Coronavirus thing I wanted to document a few thoughts I have had about the whole content creation situation in the face of the coronavirus. There are a lot of interesting layers here and I think it’s too early for anyone to claim to have authoritative answers. That being said I think I have a pretty clear idea of what’s starting to shape up as content that makes sense vs stuff that doesn’t seem to be as effective. Obviously this will shift as we become more aware of the scope of this whole thing but it’s an interesting time in human history right now, so let’s take a moment to look at some of the content strategies that are coming into play, including stuff like content vs reach, the relative inefficacy of doing live sets, content ideas that do seem to be working and of course what you can be doing to help grow your band while we go through this.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #355: More On Pitching!

Curtis and Keefy go even deeper on the do’s and dont’s of pitching yourself and how to approach websites and journalists.  Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #355 is streaming now and it’s about More On Pitching! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/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.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #356: Talking About The Underground with Devilspeak

Devilspeak is an extreme metal band from South Africa that is on the rise. Curtis and Keefy talk to Derrick Leppan about the band, how they are dealing with the current Coronavirus Pandemic, making new music, and keeping it DIY. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #356 is streaming now and it’s all about Talking About The Underground with Devilspeak! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/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.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #354: Pre-Pitch Research!

Doing your due diligence and homework not only makes you smart, but it also keeps you from going to the well from your network and saving an important ask for later. Curtis and Keefy give you the dealio.  Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #354 is streaming now and it’s all about doing your Pre-Pitch Research! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/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.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #353: Who The F*ck Is That Guy? It’s Michael Alago!

Michael Alago is not just famous for making Metallica a household name and signing White Zombie, he has put down a legendary career in the music on top of those highlights! His new memoir, I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica, Beating Death is coming out March 25th. Matt and Curtis hear from Michael about his life and career on Dumb and Dumbest – Episode #353 – Who The F*ck Is That Guy? It’s Michael Alago! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/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.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading