Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363: Growing Your Email List, Tactics, Pros and Cons!

Mastering Email marketing is one of the keys to succeeding as a band. Matt and Curtis get deep on list growth strategy. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363 is streaming now and it’s all about Dumb and Dumbest Episode #363: Growing Your Email List, Tactics, Pros and Cons! 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 #362: Laurent David of Kilter and Alter-Nativ

Laurent David has a new album with his underground supergroup Kilter, and a great record label. Matt and Curtis get the scoop on his art and career! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #366 is streaming now and it’s an interview with  Laurent David of Kilter and Alter-Nativ label! 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 #361: Ian of Sleeping Village Reviews Interviewed!

Sleeping Village Reviews is one of the coolest, best-curated music reviews websites catering to the underground. Curtis and Keefy interview the founder. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #361 is streaming now and it’s all about Ian of Sleeping Village Reviews Interviewed! 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 #360: Messaging and the Coronavirus

In this time of coronavirus, you can definitely still market your music and sell merch. However, it takes a certain tact and an understanding that a lot of people going through a tough time. Curtis and Keefy get deep on the tone of your messaging. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #360 is streaming now and it’s all about  Messaging and 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

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359: Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod!

The advent of improved technology means “everybody can be a producer”, but talent, fundamentals, and studio skills still matter. We talked to a master who has made 100s of albums with legends. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #359 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Producer Marc Urselli (Foo Fighters, U2, John Zorn) Comes On the Pod! Marc’s contest for a FREE MIX for bands ends on 3/29/20! 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 #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

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

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 #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

Doug Brown’s “Slave To The Grind” Documentary About Grindcore is Now Free

Filmmaker and metal historian Doug Brown’s 2018 documentary Slave to The Grind is a great film about grindcore and death metal. He worked tirelessly for years to document this scene and bring this film to life. Now he plays the role of hero by posting the film for free on his YouTube channel, Death By Digital, for us all to watch and enjoy! Yuo can also buy the DVD version to support this awesome human. The DVD has tons of extras that didn’t make it into the main cut of the film. Thanks, Doug, you rule! Grind on! Continue reading