BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Show Promotion Post-COVID

So I think we can agree that this coronavirus thing is gonna last a while. Like a while. Like probably until next fall. With this in mind, I think we can agree the booking landscape is also going to be changed in some unprecedented ways. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Good and Bad Investments for Your Album Release

Physical product is not going to sell itself. This is a huge mistake I see a ton of bands making. They have this idea that just because they pressed it, it will sell. This is not the case. In fact, physical product can even be a bad investment. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Getting Over 10K Followers on Instagram

So I’m zeroing in on 10,000 Instagram followers. It’s an exciting moment in my life as this has been a goal I’ve been working on for several years no wand which I’ve poured several hours a day into every day. So I wanted to break down getting over the hump and what I’m doing to reach the next level
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PODCAST: Episode 123: Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm Talks “Unconquered”

 

Ghost Cult’s Keefy recently caught up with Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm about their new album Unconquered, out September 25 th via their longtime label Nuclear Blast Records. We chatted about the new record, the longevity of the band, how the band prepared for this new album, making the video for “The Killshot”, working once again with visionary artist Blake Armstrong on the return of the “heart beast” artwork, how the band is dealing without touring, his other projects with new music on the way such as Ex Deo, his growing hot sauce business, and a discussion of Keefy’s favorite live Kataklysm performance, at the Trois Rivieres Metalfest. Purchase Unconquered here and check out our conversation! Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Why Creating Off-Brand Content Matters

One of the things that I think people don’t understand is the importance of documenting and creating content about the people around you if you want to grow. That’s why we talk so often about the value of being a music journalist or having a podcast or something to grow your contacts in the scene. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Influencer Marketing and Your Band

So I’ve been investing a lot of time these past few weeks in deepening my understanding of influencer advertising. Why? Well because it’s a really effective way to grow accounts and get attention in a world where Facebook and Instagram make increasingly dystopian choices. I wanted to break down some best practices for engaging with influencer marketing. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Productivity in Slow Times

Right now we are going through aN unprecedented time. We all know this. We all kind of hate it and are trying to find effective ways to move forward. The question that comes up then is simply, ‘How does one remain productive even when nothing is going on for your band?’ 
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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Discipline And You

Another day, another article. But that’s the point – and it’s a point that I think more people need to embrace. Discipline is one of the real keys of the music industry and the more you can have it the more you will grow. 

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Optimizing Instagram with Nothing to Promote

So a lot of the strategies we talk about for Instagram growth are the sorts of things that you need to constantly create content to maintain. Hell – this seems to be the case for all social media growth. But what are the strategies that can help that don’t require you to be constantly creating new content? This is a vital question in the throes of quarantine.  Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) Cancels Their Entire Fall 2020 Tour Due to The Pandemic

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group which raised more than $725 million for charity, has announced the cancelation of its fall 2020 tour due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. which is sweeping the globe. The band shared a statement.  Continue reading