BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Whether You Should Tour with Another Band

I haven’t done an in-depth article about touring here in a while and it seems to be something that a lot of you are interested in so I wanted to make a point of going deep on it with you cats. Particularly, I wanted to talk about the eternal question of, ‘Should we go on tour with another band?’ This is a tricky one with acts on the DIY level. The question of course, is built around how this impacts the overall experience, the booking of the tour, how the promoters will want to deal with it and of course what the financial side of things will look like. Definitely a tricky question – so let’s go deep and investigate what it can mean for a DIY band. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Why Video is King

There’s a lot of you out there in bands who are not creating nearly enough video content. In fact, many of you band folks aren’t creating video content at all – and that’s a huge problem. I wanted to use this article as a quick look into why video content matters, the types of video content you can create, how to create it and of course what you can do to monetize it. If you have these core elements in mind then I think it will rapidly all fall together for you to be able to push your brand to the next level, get more fans and open more doors for your band. I mean just look at my #baconsbits video series on Instagram – video opens all manner of doors.

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Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #170: The Premier Group Chat

When it comes to marketing intelligence and personalized masterminds for bands, there are precious few hands-on private coaching experiences at a reasonable price. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #170 is streaming now and it’s all about The Premier Group Chat. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #169: Interview with David Paul Seymour on Art & Branding

Finding your niche and a way to make money in the music business has a lot to do with understanding where you fit in the ecosystem of your particular community. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #169 is streaming right now and it’s an Interview with David Paul Seymour on Art & Branding. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #168: Dorkscography

Finding micro-communities on social media where you can band together and nerd out on relatable content with others is your secret weapon to soft-networking for your band.  Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #168 is streaming now and it’s all about Dorkscography! Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #167: Justin Roth of War Curse on Professionalism and Music Journalism

 

Being unprofessional in your activities as a band is a sure sign you are out of your depth as an artist and red flag to all who deal with you. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #167 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Justin Roth of War Curse on Professionalism and Music Journalism. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #166: Starting the Conversation

Cold introducing yourself to people can be tough, but a necessary skill you need to get an ahead in music and in life. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #166 is streaming now and it’s all about Starting the Conversation. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #165: Why My Band Isn’t Getting Signed

 

There are a lot of little steps in your career that you can’t afford to miss. These things are what is keeping you from getting ahead. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #165 is streaming now and it’s all about Why My Band Isn’t Getting Signed. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #164: Tankcrimes’ Scotty Heath on DIY Music Culture’s Relation to Branding

Putting down your roots in scene, and going to as many shows as possible as a fan can be invaluable for your music career. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #164 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Tankcrimes’ Scotty Heath on DIY Music Culture’s Relation to Branding. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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 Podcast #163: Metal Injection’s G Money on the Future of Music Journalism

 

Music fans complain about the media covering the same artists all the time, but actually, the complaints makes those artists viral and newsworthy at the same time. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #163 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Metal Injection’s G Money (Greg Kennelty) on the Future of Music Journalism. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer 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