INTERVIEW: Nik Nocturnal – The Ghost Cult Interview

YouTuber and Metal influencer Nik Nocturnal joined Ghost Cult Keefy for a discussion about his budding music career with Termina, social media, reaction videos, how he got his start in music, shred guitar, cover songs, working with superstars on music on collabs such as Will Ramos and Matthew Kiichi Heafy, listening to your audience, the “Heaviest Riffs” series, and much more! Continue reading

Apocalyptica Launches a Tik Tok Page

Finnish Symphonic Metal band Apocalyptica has launched a Tik Tok and already have put out some great content! Check out their posts and follow them today. The band has a string of tour dates next month, kicking off in Russia and trekking through Europe. The band has postponed other tours with Evanescene and another with Lacuna Coil. They continue to support their album Cell-0, and have put out a string of new singles and collabs with other artists, including their latest single – “Venomous Moon” – featuring The Rasmus.

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Watch Papa Roach Reimagine Their First hit with “Last Resort Reloaded” ft Jeris Johnson

Papa Roach has shared a new version of their classic debut hit song “Last Resort” dubbed “Last Resort Reloaded” featuring Tik Tok superstar Jeris Johnson! The track gives a modern refresh on the nu-metal legacy song, with Jeris chipping in his own verses and sharing lines with frontman Jacoby Shaddix. The track is available to purchase and stream on all platforms now! Check it out!

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Not Being a Spammer

I don’t know how many times it needs to be said, but please don’t spam people when trying to promote your band. It’s amazing to me how much this continues to happen even years into ongoing social media domination of the universe. I want to break down common annoying types of spam and how hit people up productively instead. Continue reading

BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Finding Collaborators

A lot of you folks want to do collaborations. This is great. They are an awesome, proven way to grow your band. The issue is that most folks have no clue how to identify who to do this with. I wanted to talk some time to help you to better understand how to find people for collaborations.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on 3 More Ways to Engage Your Community

So I’m always telling people that they need to spend more time engaging with their community, but often people don’t understand what that means. It’s tricky to explain to people exactly how engaging with their community looks, especially in the COVID era – so I wanted to break down 3 COVID friendly community engagement strategies.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Marketing Lessons from KISS

There are few bands who have really maintained the longevity and vision of KISS. For nearly fifty years now they have been one of the biggest bands in the world. They defined multiple generations of rock fans and even now in an era of live streams are pushing the envelope to craft some of the most impressive content in the field. So what are the lessons we can take from KISS?

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on 3 Ideas to Email Your List

Everyone seems to know that they need to be sending emails to their email list, but they don’t know what to write. I wanted to break this down for you in a simple and easy way so that we could sit down and analyze some of the most effective types of emails that you can write to foster a relationship with your fans.

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The Incoming US Stimulus Bill Has Potentially Dire Implications for Streamers on Social Media


While everyone in music is excited about the US government’s stimulus bill with the long-needed extra COVID-19 assistance, there may be a major drawback for artists. Even though the guts of the Save our Stages act is in the new bill, another act the CASE Act, amending copyright laws. According to a report from the Hollywood Report, the law would make illegal streaming for commercial profit could become a felony. Now, this is already illegal, but largely only results in copyright strikes for cover songs or game music played on streams from Twitch, YouTube, Tik Tok, and other social networks. Sen. Thom Tillis released his proposal to increase the penalties for those who would dare stream unlicensed works over two weeks ago. In doing so, the North Carolina Republican flirted with danger. If passed, illegal streaming of works including movies and music tracks could carry a penalty of up to 10 years in jail.

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Consistency and Your Content

Did you know the average YouTuber with 1 million views has 3,873 videos uploaded? That for the average person to reach 100k subscribers they need to upload 1,171 videos? This shit isn’t easy. In fact – it is quite difficult. This is why consistency is key.

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