41 Bands Will Donate Their Bandcamp Sales on June 5th to The National Bail Fund Network

A large group of underground heavy music and punk bands have united in solidarity to donate money earned from sales on Bandcamp’s June 5th “free day” (when Bandcamp will not take their cut of sales from bands) to the memory of George Floyd, murdered by a police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis, MN. Forty-one bands will donate their proceeds to the National Bail Fund Network. The group  organizes to end all forms of detention, criminalization, and surveillance. The charity uses community bail funds as organizing tools to free people and push to abolish detention. For more information on bail funds, please visit: https://bit.ly/WhyBailFunds To get involved, head to the Bandcamp pages below and buy on Friday, June 5 from 12 – 12 PST! More importantly, you can donate to the National Bail Fund directly here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid. Among the bands participating include Lightning Born, Haunt, Astral Witch, Throne of Iron, Emblem, Obsequiae, Smoulder (we became aware of this initiative from a friend sharing their post), and many more. Please support these bands and this cause if you can!  Continue reading

More Free Offers of Services for Bands Impacted by Coronavirus Cancellations

The only way the music community is going to come out on the other side of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is by pulling together and helping each other. A lot of experts as saying it’s not going to come back the way it did before, and they might be right. But in the meantime let’s uplift each other and help each other make it through. Ghost Cult scribe and music marketing expert Matt Bacon has pulled together this list from across musicians, producers, journalists, and other music industry folks to offer help. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #334: Facebook Groups and the Music Marketing Mixer

Matt and Keefy go hard on Facebook Groups, which ones we get a lot of value out of and how you can too! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #334 is streaming now and it’s all about Facebook Groups and the Music Marketing Mixer! 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 #333: Having A Side Hustle To Your Side Hustle!

Matt and Keefy break down why it’s important to have many revenue streams to make your dream a reality. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #333 is streaming now and it’s about Having A Side Hustle To Your Side Hustle! 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 #332: Scotty Tankcrimes is Back! Do Reviews Matter?

Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes Records is back on the Pod! We discuss whether album reviews even matter anymore! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #332 is streaming now and it’s Scotty Tankcrimes is Back! Do Reviews Matter? 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

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: February 21st New Music Releases

 

Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #331: More Low-Cost Promo Ideas!

Matt and Keefy take another pass at low-cost promo ideas, as we march towards the launch of our brand new Marketing Challenge on the subject! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #331 is streaming now and is about More Low-Cost Promo Ideas! 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 linksn elite hands on level  below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #330: Just Do It! With Tucker Thomasson of Throne of Iron

One of the keys to success with any creative outlet is just getting started. If you never get started in the first place, you can’t begin to actualize your goals. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #330 is streaming now and is about Just Do It! With Tucker Thomasson of Throne of Iron! 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. 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