PODCAST: Episode 86 – Monica Strut of The Last Martyr

Ghost Cult Keefy got to catch up with vocalist Monica Strut of Australian Metalcore band The Last Martyr. We chatted about the bands’ last two releases, the single ‘Like a Ghost’ and their EP Creatrix, some of the new directions the band is headed in with their new music, how the band is coping with self-isolation due to the coronavirus, Monica’s throwback vocal influences, a deep discussion on singing and extreme vocal techniques, her career as a music marketer and coach to bands, her Being In a Band Podcast, her new membership group and much more! Stream and purchase ‘Like a Ghost’ here, and check out our chat!

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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

GIVEAWAY: Win a Package of Music Marketing and PR Services for Bands Worth $700

 

Ghost Cult has teamed up with AltCTRL to sponsor a giveaway package from some of the biggest names in the indie and DIY music industry to offer a huge package of Marketing and PR services for bands and artists! You can win a bundle of services worth over $700!  from Dropout Media, Monica Strut, Rock It Write, Dewar PR and BDWE Media including 1 Custom Band Biography, Access to a DIY PR Course for Bands, 1 Social Media Audit and Report, 1 Social Media Consulting Call (via Skype./Zoom), and 1 Six-Month Marketing Plan For Your Band! Enter to win by signing up below! Contest flyer art by Jim Clegg! Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #268: Lindsay Schoolcraft on Finances and Independent Music as a Small Business

While you focus on your music and all of the related things that go into an album launch, don’t sleep on your business facets such as your finances and taxes. Failure to do so can be a hidden source of pain later.  Dumb and Dumbest #267 is streaming now and it’s about Lindsay Schoolcraft on Finances and Independent Music as a Small Business! 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

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #267: Dave of Heavy Metal Merchant

Although no one wants to think their music career is just one stop on the journey, it’s good to pick up skills along the way in order to build a future career in the industry. Dumb and Dumbest #267 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Dave of Heavy Metal Merchant! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and PublicistCurtis 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

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #266: Questions To Ask A Facebook Marketing Expert

One of the most valuable ways to learn more about how to get the most out of Facebook is to have a call with an expert and get tons of free advice. Dumb and Dumbest #266 is streaming now and it’s about Questions To Ask A Facebook Marketing Expert! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and PublicistCurtis 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

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #265: The YouTube Challenge

YouTube is undeniably the biggest mover of video and music content for bands, with over 2 billion logged-in users monthly and channels in 100 different countries.  Dumb and Dumbest #265 is streaming now and it’s about The YouTube Challenge! 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

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #264: Female-Fronted is Not A Genre Pt. II ft Monica Strut

The debate continues to rage on with our discussion of whether “female-fronted” is a genre or not in terms of marketing and promoting women-led bands.  Dumb and Dumbest #264 is streaming now and it’s about Female-Fronted is Not A Genre Pt. II with Monica Strut of The Last Martyr! 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

Dumb and Dumbest Episode 258: Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle of Filth on DIY

Everyone has that dream of having a record label to partner with for your release. But what if you don’t? Can you still have a successful album release on your own? Dumb and Dumbest #258 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle of Filth on DIY. 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!

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode 257: Instagram Hacks with Keefy

The only constant about social media that you need to take with absolute certainty is that it changes all the time. When you notice a change in your social platforms, ask yourself “Is this a bug or a feature?” Dumb and Dumbest #257 is streaming and it’s about Instagram Hacks with guest co-host Keefy. 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!

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