Dumb & Dumbest

Dumb & Dumbest

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By Matt Bacon
Welcome to Dumb & Dumbest where Curtis Dewar of Dewar PR and Matt Bacon of Dropout Media talk about independent band faux pas, Music PR, entrepreneurship and cats.

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Episode 89: The Music Marketing Challenge
Matt and Curtis talk about their latest little endeavor, the music marketing challenge, a 14 day educational mission where we help give you better ways to market your band. It's only $10 too! Expect a lot of value and serious tips to grow your brand.  Sign up by emailing matt@dropoutmedia.net
09:04
January 21, 2019
Episode 88: Consistent Consistency
Matt and Curtis get into why it's important to remain consistent. Before we dive into link salad, just want to push once more our $10 marketing challenge where we talk about optimizing and growing your social media. If you want in, email Matt at: Matt@Dropoutmedia.net OTHERWISE:   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Principles by Ray Dalio: https://amzn.to/2CSzJOJ DotCom Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2CDZWAL How To Make It In The New Music Industry, by Ari Herstand: https://amzn.to/2BXhdmX Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
16:50
January 18, 2019
Episode 87: Crappy Ways To Promote Your Band
So many people promote their bands like assholes. Here's how not to do that but instead promote in a way that creates meaningful growth.   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rf5cne Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port: https://amzn.to/2LY7tgz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
15:42
January 17, 2019
Episode 86: Twitter And Social Media Marketing With Allfather's Tom Ballard
We have a DEEP DIVE into the workings of Twitter with Tom Ballard the frontman of Allfather and @butcher666 on Twitter. His band has sold above and beyond expectations in large part due to their social media presence. We dig into why.  Listen to Allfather: https://allfather1.bandcamp.com/ Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allfathermetaluk Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Butcherr666
28:58
January 16, 2019
Episode 85: Engaging Engagement
Matt & Curtis talk the importance of engagement and how it can help your band grow over the long term. You need strategies and content ideas? We got em.    Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rf5cne Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port: https://amzn.to/2LY7tgz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
19:51
January 15, 2019
Episode 84: Interview With Aaron Pickford of Sludgelord
We get GRANULAR with Aaron Pickford of Sludgelord head of the blog, label and quasi celebrity instagram account. Really interesting stuff covered here! Check out the Sludgelord blog here: https://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/ Find out more about the label: https://thesludgelord.bandcamp.com/ Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sludgelord/
29:34
January 14, 2019
Episode 83: Nails VS The Blast Beat Network
Matt & Curtis talk about how Nails are being silly about this whole Blast Beat Network 'controversy' and if people stop and think this is really not that much of an issue. Jesus fucking christ. Anyway, plugs:    Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rf5cne Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port: https://amzn.to/2LY7tgz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
17:46
January 11, 2019
Episode 82: Politics, Metal and Society
We sit down once more with  Ivan Belcic a writer at Invisible Oranges and AntiHero but this time to talk about headier topics. We get deep into the impact of politics on metal, problematic values and platforming. This is an intense one folks!   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Principles by Ray Dalio: https://amzn.to/2CSzJOJ DotCom Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2CDZWAL How To Make It In The New Music Industry, by Ari Herstand: https://amzn.to/2BXhdmX Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
29:01
January 10, 2019
Episodes 81: What You Need Before Launching A PR Campaign
A CRUCIAL episode where Curtis and Matt get DEEP into some of the assets you need to have for yourself before launching your PR campaign.   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Principles by Ray Dalio: https://amzn.to/2CSzJOJ DotCom Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2CDZWAL How To Make It In The New Music Industry, by Ari Herstand: https://amzn.to/2BXhdmX Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
23:24
January 9, 2019
Episode 80: The 7 Types of Toxic People To Avoid On Social Media
We get DEEP on a Richard Green article about toxic people to avoid on social media. Read it in full here: https://medium.com/@robertgreene/the-7-types-of-toxic-people-to-avoid-on-social-media-96f3827bde56?fbclid=IwAR09Bzf3GovX5rFHdnzcrvWhf4KLzWeNf6xIaVjJr6Z8e9IxK1f3bgvJLwQ   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2VfyYXg Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans, by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
32:14
January 8, 2019
Episode 79: Interview With Billy Myers III on Graphic Design, DIY Music and Hustle
Absolutely FIRE interview with Billy Myers III on everything from his graphic design work under the moniker Von Skull to marketing his band The Glorious Rebellion. A truly interesting guy with a lot of wisdom to share, this was one of my favorite interviews to date. In lieu of the normal links we encourage you to check out his work here:  Von Skull Media: https://www.facebook.com/VonSkullMedia The Glorious Rebellion: https://www.facebook.com/thegloriousrebellion/
25:36
January 7, 2019
Episode 78: Interview With Seth Werkheiser of Close Mondays
We are honored to have the chance to talk with Seth Werkheiser, the music industry impresario and tech genius behind Close Mondays! This is literally one of the BEST episodes we have ever done with some GREAT marketing info.  In his words: "Web, social, back end operations: it’s digital busy work. I do it, so you can focus on what you do best." In lieu of the normal links we encourage you to check out his work here:  https://www.closemondays.com/
32:11
January 4, 2019
Episode 77: Communication and Constant Contact
Matt & Curtis discuss the value of communication in this FIRE new episode!   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2VfyYXg Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans, by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
19:19
January 3, 2019
Episode 76: Scam Labels & Your Band
Matt & Curtis talk about the scam labels you should be avoiding, red flags to be looking for and when it's okay for a label to be asking you for money. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2VfyYXg Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans, by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
18:20
January 2, 2019
Episode 75: Getting Signed & Building A Band Around You Recording
Matt and Curtis share some IMPORTANT thoughts about how to get signed in an environment where there aren't a ton of musicians and you are trying to develop a scene.   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2VfyYXg Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans, by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
18:21
January 1, 2019
Episode 74: What to do when Your Band Gets Traction
So your music video is starting to get some forward motion? Here's what you do to make it work for you.    Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2VfyYXg Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans, by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
21:06
December 31, 2018
Episode 73: How To Create An Effective EPK
 We talk about how to build an effective EPK.  Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2VfyYXg Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans, by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use from Blue, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
18:38
December 30, 2018
Episode 72: Holiday Promo For Your DIY Band
We dig into promoting your band over holiday. Also we do affiliate links now so get in on it!   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG  Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   While you're at it, do us a solid and pick up one of the following! Our favorite books: Thank You Economy, by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://amzn.to/2CDFwrw DotCom Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2CDZWAL How To Make It In The New Music Industry, by Ari Herstand: https://amzn.to/2BXhdmX Or if you want a great sounding podcast, or merely want to improve your web calls, grab this mic I use, it's badass! https://amzn.to/2BP5iam
11:12
December 29, 2018
Episode 71: Arch Enemy Photographer controversy
Some of you might be aware of the controversy from the Metal Blast article linked below. Curtis and Matt take the issue head on. Controversial article in question:  https://www.metalblast.net/blog/how-i-got-banned-from-photographing-arch-enemy/?fbclid=IwAR0amcVtblhSmwRvkh-Srzp2CBsIy6MoJdGLHPAUq1P3tk3T88JYNbkUtaQ    Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/ Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/  
24:54
December 28, 2018
Episode 70 - Clickbait and Metal Journalism
Matt & Curtis talk about the impact of clickbait on metal journalism, why it's there and how it works.   Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/ Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/  
14:41
December 27, 2018
Yes, A Threatin Episode
Jered speaks, we discuss. Links and stuff removed from this episode because we were having issues with our distributor. Sorry for the delay on this one guys - but again, issues with our very helpful and patient distributor. All is well now though and should be fine going forward!
24:30
December 20, 2018
Episode 68: Fan Relationships
Talk about the VITAL world of fan relationships! Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/ Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/
14:40
December 14, 2018
Episode 67: Why Your Band Isn't Getting Signed
CRUCIAL episode for everyone wondering why labels aren't interested in their band. If you are curious about WOOAAARGH Records one of our favorite labels find out more here: http://www.wooaaargh.com/en_US Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
31:46
December 13, 2018
Episode 66: Telling A Story With Your Band
Matt and Curtis talk about the IMPORTANCE of telling a STORY with your band and constructing a participatory narrative. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
20:02
December 12, 2018
Episode 65: Feedback and Sycophants
Curtis and Matt get DEEP talking about the HUGE importance of AVOIDING sycophants and LEARNING from your peers. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
15:39
December 11, 2018
Episode 64: Interview With James Rhodes Vice President of Fixt
Today we have a FIRE interview with the one and only James Rhodes the vice president of LEGENDARY electronic label Fixt and manager of Celldweller. Really DEEP interview where we are lucky enough to get GRANULAR on some of the details of running a label on this scale. Find out more about Fixt and buy merch here: https://fixtstore.com
35:08
December 7, 2018
Episode 63: Why Bandcamp Is Key
In this VITAL episode we talk about the importance of Bandcamp and how to optimize it. CRUCIAL for any DIY band trying to get attention without succumbing to a label model. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
23:37
December 6, 2018
Episode 62: Clarity in Messaging
FIRE conversation about clarity in messaging, a HUGE key for growing bands. Be direct, don't dance around! Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
15:48
December 5, 2018
Episode 61: Mailing Lists & You
We talk the importance of mailing lists We talk about how much you need to pay for music PR and perhaps more importantly, what to expect. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
16:33
December 4, 2018
Episode 60: How Much To Pay For Music PR
We talk about how much you need to pay for music PR and perhaps more importantly, what to expect. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
18:50
December 3, 2018
Episode 59: Self Awareness and Your Band
In this FIRE episode of Dumb & Dumbest Matt and Curtis talk about the importance of SELF AWARENESS. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
19:30
November 30, 2018
Episode 58: Knowing Your Music History
We try on our NPR voices to talk about why YOU need to KNOW your music history. Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
21:40
November 28, 2018
Episode 57: Yep, Another Threatin Episode
We discuss the latest Threatin nugget - the video from bass player Gavin Carney! Curtis wants you to check out his new social media guide: https://bit.ly/2TP6fYG Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: http://dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/
20:29
November 27, 2018
Episode 56: The Thankfulness Episode
On this FIRE holiday episode of the Dumb & Dumbest podcast we talk about what we are grateful for. YOU can be grateful for $25 off your band bio by contacting Matt@dropoutmedia.net Curtis is running a special for 3 month PR campaigns right now too, hit him up at dewarpr@gmail.com
15:52
November 23, 2018
Episode 55: Interview With Stoner Rock Industry Jadd Shickler
Jadd Shickler has had his fingers in a lot of pies over the years. After the founding of the LEGENDARY Meteor City Records and All That is Heavy he dipped out of the scene for a long time. Recently though he has come back, first with Magnetic Eye Records but now also as a product manager for Ripple Music and with his own labels Post Wax and Blues Funeral. We have a FIRE interview where we talk ORIGINS. Sign up for Post Wax: https://www.bluesfuneral.com/?mc_cid=66f0da7b17&mc_eid=1a6773cc45 Check out Blues Funeral: https://bluesfuneralrecordings.bandcamp.com/
36:07
November 21, 2018
Episode 54: Do Music Blogs Matter?
Matt & Curtis discuss a recent video from guru Finn Mckenty about music blogs no longer being of import. we have strong opinions and swashbuckle. It's a good time. Matt is currently running a promotion where you can get $25 off your bio if you mention this podcast when you DM him @mattbacon666 on IG or email him: Matt@DropoutMedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
26:28
November 20, 2018
Episode 53: Interview With Ivan Belcic of Invisible Oranges of AntiHero Magazine
We had the honor of sitting down for a few minutes with one of our favorite journalists in the metal world, Ivan Belcic a writer of Invisible Oranges and AntiHero. We talked about getting into music journalism and what it can represent for you and your creative output. A truly FIRE conversation. Matt is currently running a promotion where you can get $25 off your bio if you mention this podcast when you DM him @mattbacon666 on IG or email him: Matt@DropoutMedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
12:33
November 19, 2018
Interview with Dane Davis formerly of THREATIN
Here it is, in all of its unedited glory. Our interview with Dane Davis former drummer of THREATIN. Reactions to come later today. Matt is currently running a promotion where you can get $25 off your bio if you mention this podcast when you DM him @mattbacon666 on IG or email him: Matt@DropoutMedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
28:38
November 15, 2018
Episode 51: Threatin Part the Second
2 In a day cuz this shit is breaking news. Matt is currently running a promotion where you can get $25 off your bio if you mention this podcast when you DM him @mattbacon666 on IG or email him: Matt@DropoutMedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
32:51
November 13, 2018
Episode 50: The Threatin Incident
We've done 50 of these fuckers and we are back to talking about gimmick bands. I hope you're happy. Matt is currently running a promotion where you can get $25 off your bio if you mention this podcast when you DM him @mattbacon666 on IG or email him: Matt@DropoutMedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
23:13
November 13, 2018
Episode 49: Writing Short Songs
This is a HUGE one for any band trying to make a name for themselves and actually get noticed in a meaningful way. Too many bands write songs that are too goddamn long. Don't be a part of the problem! For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
12:54
November 12, 2018
Episode 48: Why consistency matters
Matt & Curtis talk about the importance of having consistent and clear marketing and beating people with it every day. For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
16:36
November 9, 2018
Episode 47: Timing your Release
Bad release timing kills so many bands. Here's what you can do to avoid that. If you want a free hashtag list for your band please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
20:24
November 8, 2018
Episode 46: On Festival Promotion
Quick FIRE episode talking about the power of effective festival promotion and how to book your own festival If you want a free hashtag list for your band please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
08:34
November 7, 2018
Episode 45: Music Journalism And Growing In The Industry With Special Guest Andreas Schiffman
Our friend Andreas Schiffman of Prophecy Productions joins us in a FIRE episode where we talk about music journalism and your potential industry career. If you want a free hashtag list for your band please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
14:36
November 6, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 44: Putting In Effort
Curtis and Matt talk about putting in the effort and making the donuts. This is key if you are trying to drop out and succeed. If you want a free hashtag list for your band please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
17:53
October 30, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 43: No Such Thing As Too Much Attention
Matt gets a wrestler announcer voice, Curtis talks about directing the attention around your band. If you want a free hashtag list for your band please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
17:45
October 29, 2018
Episode 42 - The Greta Van Fleet Episode
Nothing if not trend hoppers, we talk about Greta Van Fleet on this one! If you want a free hashtag list for your band please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
18:37
October 24, 2018
Episode 41: Social Media Content Ideas
Matt & Curtis share their thoughts on what you need to be posting about if you are trying to grow your band and don't have daily content. For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
20:40
October 23, 2018
Episode 40: Naming Your Band
Matt and Curtis talk about naming your band, do's and don'ts. If you want a free hashtag list for your band, please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
12:07
October 22, 2018
Episode 39: Driving Online Merch Sales
How to drive your online merch sales with bundles, goodies and more. If you want a free hashtag list for your band, please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
15:37
October 19, 2018
Episode 38: When Your Music Does Not Match The Market
Matt goes on a FIRE rant about genre tags, Curtis talks about tricking people into listening to bands. It's a good fucking time. If you want a free hashtag list for your band, please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
19:13
October 18, 2018
Episode 37 - Publicity Stunts and Being Larger Than Life
Having good publicity stunts and being larger than life is essential when trying to create a band. Here is some thoughts as to how to do that. If you want a free hashtag list for your band, please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
16:26
October 17, 2018
Episode 36: Growing This Podcast and Your Band
Matt & Curtis discuss how they are going to grow this podcast and how that can apply to growing your band. If you want a free hashtag list for your band, please hit Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net For just $50 a month you can get weekly social media feedback from Matt too! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
14:28
October 16, 2018
Episode 35: Memes and your band
Memes and your band with shoutouts to Switchblade Jesus, Ground and Forming the Void among others. This is how you get more online traction kiddos. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com
13:50
October 15, 2018
Episode 34: Differentiating Factors, Gimmicks and You
The gang talks gimmicks! Matt recently launched his merch fulfillment company Dropout Merch. Check it out at dropoutmerch.com and email him at matt@dropoutmedia.net to get registered! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
19:39
October 12, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 33: Being Prepared And Getting Shit Done
On this episode of Dumb & Dumbest, Matt and Curtis talk about to do lists, their daily schedules and being effective as a band in your daily planning. Matt recently launched his merch fulfillment company Dropout Merch. Check it out at dropoutmerch.com and email him at matt@dropoutmedia.net to get registered! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
10:32
October 10, 2018
Episode 32: Dropping The Ball
Everyone drops the ball, here's what to do to avoid it, and then how to handle it when it all goes south. Matt recently launched his merch fulfillment company Dropout Merch. Check it out at dropoutmerch.com and email him at matt@dropoutmedia.net to get registered! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
14:11
October 4, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 31: Band Launch Part 4: Shows and Touring
Matt & Curtis talk about what you need to be doing when launching your band in this multi-part series. This final episode discusses what a new bands touring strategy should be. Matt recently launched his merch fulfillment company Dropout Merch. Check it out at dropoutmerch.com and email him at matt@dropoutmedia.net to get registered! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
17:10
October 3, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 30: Band Launch Part 3: Merch and You
Matt & Curtis talk about what you need to be doing when launching your band in this multi-part series. This third episode discusses the importance of band merch. Matt recently launched his merch fulfillment company Dropout Merch. Check it out at dropoutmerch.com and email him at matt@dropoutmedia.net to get registered! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
17:56
October 2, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 29: Band Launch Part 2: Artwork and Your Band
Matt & Curtis talk about what you need to be doing when launching your band in this multi-part series. This second episode talks about launching your artistic direction. As a one time offer, if you email Matt at matt@dropoutmedia.net and mention this episode he will give you $25 off a bio for your band! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
21:43
October 1, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 28: Band Launch Part 1: Your First Release
Matt & Curtis talk about what you need to be doing when launching your band in this multi-part series. This first episode talks about why it's good to kick things of with an EP. As a one time offer, if you email Matt at matt@dropoutmedia.net and mention this episode he will give you $25 off a bio for your band! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
17:40
September 28, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 27: Dealing With Setbacks
Matt and Curtis talk setbacks, trials, tribulations and so much more in a FIRE conversation on Dumb & DUmbest. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
19:00
September 26, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 26: Your Bands Bio
Today we have a CRUCIAL conversation about your bands bio, how to structure it and so much more. As a one time offer, if you email Matt at matt@dropoutmedia.net and mention this episode he will give you $25 off a bio for your band! Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
17:31
September 24, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 25: The Perpetual Grind. No. Matter. What.
The importance of keeping on through the fir and the flames and any struggles you are facing on the day to day. No matter what issues you are facing, no zero days and perpetual fighting. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
18:08
September 21, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 24: The Importance Of Coordination
Why and how you need to coordinate between all members of your team. This WILL sell more units. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
15:47
September 20, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 23: How Knowing Music History Helps You
Matt & Curtis talk about how having a deep knowledge of music history can actually help your band. This is why Matt discovers 49 new records a week. He needs that depth of knowledge for his work. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
11:48
September 18, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 22: Relationships With Press
In this FIRE conversation between Curtis and Matt we talk about the importance of building your relationships with the press as a followup to our interview with Keith, Ghost Cult Magazine. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
13:19
September 17, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 21: Chat with Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult Mag
Keith Chachkes is the editor in chief of one of our favorite magazines, Ghost Cult. The man works his ass off and has a lot of wisdom for unsigned and DIY bands. Listen in for this thoughts on growth. Follow Ghost Cult Magazine http://www.ghostcultmag.com/ https://www.youtube.com/Ghostcultmag https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/ https://twitter.com/GhostCultMag https://www.facebook.com/GhostCultMagazine/ Bands to submit music for review: submissions@ghostcultmag.com To write or shoot for Ghost Cult jointhecult@ghostcultmag.com Advertising: advertising@ghostcultmag.com Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
38:54
September 14, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 20: Creating Content For Your Social Media
A lot of bands have a hhard time producing content for their social media. We talk about strategies to keep generating material even when off album cycles. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
21:06
September 12, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 19: Why Social Media Ads Are Important
Social media ads are key for growing an online brand. Here we talk about some of the basics to help you grow. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
10:32
September 11, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 18: Using Twitter To Grow Your Band
A lot of you guys have been asking about how to use Twitter to grow awareness of your band. In this episode we tackle that and much more. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis about PR for your band: dewarpr@gmail.com dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
28:13
September 9, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 17: Planning In Place of Action
Too many bands get caught up in the minutiae and don't just do it. It's hard to just swing for the fences, but like Caesar said crossing the Rubicon, Alea Iacta Est. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with all sorts of marketing goodies. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
26:17
September 8, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 16: Market Need & Your Band
Matt & Curtis talk about the difference between a market need and a market gap. This is a big difference and one bands don't wanna hear about. Listen in for more. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
27:38
September 7, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest 15: Business Relationships And Your Band
Matt & Curtis talk about the basis of their relationship and how business relationships can work within your band. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Email Matt about your free hashtag list at matt@dropoutmedia.net dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
23:42
September 6, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 14: Merch With Vadim Dyadyuk of MIBK
Curtis and Matt talk get their friend Brooklyn Dave on the show to talk about merch, screen printing and your band. He drops some SERIOUS knowledge here. Check out his shop here and also follow him on IG and FB: https://mibk.bigcartel.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Mibksilkscreeners/ https://www.instagram.com/mibksilkscreeners/ Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
12:34
September 4, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 13: Content Marketing Haters
Curtis and Matt talk about what to do when people feel you are in their faces all the time and the consequences of creating a ton of content. Guess what. There are none. Create as much as you can. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
18:59
August 31, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 12: Maybe Like Actually Pay For Marketing
Tons of bands spend thousands on their music but nothing on their marketing. That's obviously less than ideal. We talk about how to avoid that and strategies for growth. Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
27:17
August 30, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 11: On Listening To Professionals
Curtis & Matt talk about listening to the people you hire If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED hashtag list for your band, email Matt now at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
21:20
August 29, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 10: Professionalism and Your Band
Curtis and I are angry and tired so we talk about professionalism and not being a dipshit. Listen to this, fuck up less. If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED hashtag list for your band, email Matt now at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
33:23
August 16, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 9: Marketing, Big Bands and You
This is a big one, and a bit of a struggle at that. It's hard to not talk shit on big bands in the scene, but there's a reason they got there! If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED hashtag list for your band, email Matt now at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
12:53
August 15, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 8: Day Trading In Attention
This is a big one for all you rock and rollers. It's easy to miss the bus on a new place to get the word out on your band. So on this episode Curtis and I talk about mastering social media and much more. If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED hashtag list for your band, email Matt now at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
24:30
August 14, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 7: Your Band Is Your Job
Matt & Curtis are back with another podcast, this time talking about how your band is your job, how much they work, and how one day, they might not be poor. If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED hashtag list for your band, email Matt now at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Curtis and Matt also run a Facebook group called Dropout Social with a marketing task of the day. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
22:04
August 13, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 6: Funnel Marketing, Live Shows and Your DIY Band
Curtis Dewar and Matt Bacon talk about how your live shows can be used for funnel marketing and starting to create your value ladder. This is how you make money off music folks. Together they give daily marketing action points to discuss on Dropout Social. Check that out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Matt is also starting to run Merch Fulfillment with one of his business partners. No startup fees, no bullshit. Email him: Matt@dropoutmedia.net to find out more dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
31:07
August 10, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 5: Twitter And Your Band
Curtis Dewar and Matt Bacon talk about using Twitter to promote your band. Special shoutouts to Christine at Tridroid Records for being a Twitter genius/demigod. If you want to be part of our marketing accountability group join the Dropout Social group on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram: @dewarpr77, @mattbacon666 Thanks for listening! dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
34:16
August 9, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 4: Daily Marketing Action Points & Merch Fulfillment
Matt & Curtis talk about some new projects they have going on. Together they will be giving daily marketing action points to discuss on Dropout Social starting Monday. Check that out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/227397938022836/ Matt is also starting to run Merch Fulfillment with one of his business partners. No startup fees, no bullshit. Email him: Matt@dropoutmedia.net to find out more
17:18
August 8, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 3: Content Marketing Monetization and your Band
On this episode of Dumb and Dumbest, Curtis Dewar and Matt Bacon sit down and talk about how to create content to marketing your band and then monetizing it. The secret? Building relationships! dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net
19:35
August 6, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 2: Is There Such A Thing As Bad PR?
Curtis Dewar and Matt Bacon talk about bad PR, is there such a thing? What do you do when you really fuck up? dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis at: dewarpr@gmail.com Contact Matt at: matt@dropoutmedia.net
24:43
August 3, 2018
Dumb & Dumbest Episode 1: How To Approach A Journalist
In this episode of Dumb & Dumbest, Curtis Dewar and Matt Bacon discuss how to best approach journalists, music marketing, cat farts and so much more. dewarpr.wordpress.com dropoutmedia.net Contact Curtis at: dewarpr@gmail.com Contact Matt at: matt@dropoutmedia.net
13:07
August 3, 2018
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