What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival?

So with the announcement of the Hellfest lineup this year there is, as with every major festival announcement, some controversy as to the quality of the lineup. Hellfest is of course one of the biggest events in the annual metal calendar and I want to use it as an inspiration to discuss what makes a [&hellipThe post What Makes A Good Independent Music Festival? appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 8:45 pm

360 Deals And Indie Bands

360 deals are, whether you like it or not probably going to be the future of the music industry, or at least record labels, and honestly, I’m still unsure whether or not that’s a good thing. A 360 deal is when the record label gets a cut not just of the CD sales, but also [&hellipThe post 360 Deals And Indie Bands appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 12:56 pm

Recoupment And You

I wanted to take a minute today to talk more about record contracts – this time in particular recoupment. Recoupment is a fancy way of saying “You are screwed forever” but not necessarily, only if you’re dumb and don’t properly take advantage of what your label has to offer. Recoupment is one of the most [&hellipThe post Recoupment And You appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 24 November 2016 | 11:20 pm

The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels

I know it’s hard to get a record deal, trust me, I’ve tried with countless deserving bands and ended up with nothing. I’ve worked countless hours pitching to guys in labels I count as friends and getting turned down. This isn’t always obvious and sometimes it can be a veritable sumbitch. There’s a reason for [&hellipThe post The Ridiculousness Of Record Labels appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | 7:59 pm

On The Importance Of Pushing Extremes

So here’s a weird thought experiment for you to play with, one that might force you to re-evaluate some of your thinking if you’re so inclined to take it with me. I think we can largely agree that social media is fundamentally a bad thing for politics since it leads to echo chambers and makes [&hellipThe post On The Importance Of Pushing Extremes appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 19 November 2016 | 5:18 pm

Cultural Sadness And The Music Industry

America is in decline and so pop music is going to have to implode, or at least change forever. Now I know that’s a pretty weird and crazy way to start an article so I want to justify it. I know that as a general rule the quality of life in the US is higher [&hellipThe post Cultural Sadness And The Music Industry appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 18 November 2016 | 5:26 pm

Getting Industry People To Attend Your Shows

Don’t be disappointed when big label people come to your show, ever. Don’t be disappointed when big label people don’t show up to your gigs, even if they say they are going to. No one cares and everyone is overwhelmed, so you need to chill out and realize that no matter how much suffering you [&hellipThe post Getting Industry People To Attend Your Shows appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 10 November 2016 | 2:41 pm

What Laws Your Independent Bands Needs To Watch Out For

So in the wake of the election, and at the time of writing it seeming obvious that a certain orange rapist is going to win it all, I wanted to talk about laws and the music industry. Now I already talked about how getting a prenup for your band and taking care of the legality [&hellipThe post What Laws Your Independent Bands Needs To Watch Out For appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 9 November 2016 | 1:25 pm

So You Have $650 To Spend On Your Band…

So my roommate Jonny came up to me today and asked me, “My band has $650 to throw around, what do we spend it on?” This is a common situation bands are in – a situation that a lot of us have to deal with with our own bands and embrace piece by bloody piece. [&hellipThe post So You Have $650 To Spend On Your Band… appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 7 November 2016 | 11:21 pm

Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding

Soooo Patreon. It’s come up in ugly headlines again and people seem to be hating on it. The issue this time seems to be that Allegaeon think that they deserve some sort of universal basic income for being musicians. This is fucking dumb and shows the same sort of fucking entitled opinions that have ruined [&hellipThe post Patreon, Allegaeon and Crowdfunding appeared first on Independent Music Promotions.

Posted on: 5 November 2016 | 10:36 pm