Dumb and Dumbest Episode #559: Ula Gehret of Clandestine Music

Matt welcomes back to the pod music industry expert Ula Gehret Of Clandestine Music to discuss the evolving landscape of the business in 2021. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #559 features Ula Gehret of Clandestine Music on Metal After COVID.The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #558: Marc Schapiro on his Career in The Music Business

Matt is joined by music industry expert Marc Shapiro to discuss his career working at labels such as Ipecac Recordings, Cooking Vinyl, Kscope, and more! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #558 features Marc Schapiro on his Career in The Music Business!The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #557: Billy Goate of Doomed And Stoned!

Matt and Curtis welcome in Billy Goate of Doomed and Stoned blog to discuss his career and the workings of DIY metal music journalism. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #557 features Billy Goate of Doomed And Stoned!The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). 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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The UK Rejected a Post-Brexit Plan to Allow Musicians to Perform “Visa Free” from the EU

Despite the global pandemic destroying the livelihoods of millions of musicians and crew, the UK has rejected a proposal to allow artists to perform without paying the typically high work Visa fees. According to a report from The Independent. the policy is a direct result of Brexit and new policies springing up as a result. Many in the beleaguered music industry has fired back is calling this a “devastating blow” of them requiring permits.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #556: Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi On “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Matt welcomes back past guests Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi to discuss creativity and other music industry topics. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #556 features Jesse Cannon and Eyal Levi on “Where Good Ideas Come From” by Steve Johnson! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #555: More on Email Marketing

Matt and Curtis get granular on email and why in the long run it might be better than social! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #555 is all about more Email Marketing!The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #554: Ryan Katz of Liquid Sound on Music After COVID

Matt is joined by guest Ryan Katz of Liquid Soundon his career and where he sees the music industry headed after the pandemic is over. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #554 is all about Ryan Katz of Liquid Sound on Music After COVID! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #553: Don’t Be A Whiner!

Matt and Curtis chat about how being a complainer is a bad look for your music career! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #553 is all about Don’t Be A Whiner! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #552: Mailing Lists and You

Matt and Curtis discuss the importance of your mailing list and why you need to focus on it for music marketing success. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #552 is all about Mailing Lists and You. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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