Dumb and Dumbest Episode #282: Experiments In Twitter Engagement

With all of the constant changes in social media, it’s a good idea for you to also change up your strategies and techniques from time to time to see what works. Dumb and Dumbest #282 is streaming now and it’s all about Experiments In Twitter Engagement! 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 280: Engagement and You

One of the things you want to do on social media to boost band is to try and drive engagement at scale. It’s not easy, but in the long run, it helps establish yourself in your audiences’ mind. Dumb and Dumbest #280 is streaming now and it’s about Engagement and You! 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

BACON BLOODY BACON: The Hedgehog Concept

I’m currently reading a book called From Good To Great, it’s a study by Jim Collins where he and a team of researchers broke down a huge variety of data in order to craft an understanding of what helps companies and projects move from… well from good to great. It’s interesting stuff – compelling reading across the board. One of the things that really struck me from the book was the idea of the hedgehog concept, that you need to find the one thing you are the best in the world at and then double down on that. So I wanted to talk about how this applies to bands. To do so we are going to dig into what the hedgehog concept looks like in the band world, how you can use that to start to differentiate yourselves, how that will fuel the economic engine of your band and then of course how to develop from there. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #279: Why Festivals Fail

Continuing our theme of music festivals, we examine festival culture and why some touring festivals such as Warped Tour and Knotfest have been mega-successful, why some get to make a comeback such as Mayhem Festival will in 2020, and Metallica’s Orion Festival missed the mark. Dumb and Dumbest #279 is streaming now and it’s about Why Festivals Fail! 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 #278: The Knotfest Riots

Music Festivals are at a global high mark in 2019 but still, issues arise from time to to time. Over the weekend at Knotfest Mexico/Knotfest Meets Force Fest there was a breakdown of a barrier, a breakdown of communication, and then chaos ensued. Dumb and Dumbest #278 is streaming now and it’s all about The Knotfest Riots! 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 #277: Andy Dowling of Lord Talks Podcasting

Andy Dowling of Lord balances his musical duties with his exciting podcast where he not only interviews members of bands but interesting people from all types of careers. Dumb and Dumbest #277 is streaming now and it’s all about Andy Dowling of Lord Talks Podcasting! 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 #276: What We Are Thankful For!

Once a year, our Dumb and Dumbest hosts reflect on what we are thankful for. This year we added in the extra bonus of some content about Slayer and why we should be thankful for them, as they play their final shows ever this week.  Dumb and Dumbest #276 is streaming now and it’s all about What We Are Thankful For! 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