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Episode 51: Threatin Part the Second

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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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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.

@dewarpr77
@mattbacon666

More places to listen

Episode 265: The Youtube Challenge
In this episode we get in on Youtube marketing and our upcoming Youtube challenge which you absolutely should get in on!  If you want in on the Youtube channel just email Matt - Matt@dropoutmedia.net Matt's favorite theory of Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHsa9DqmId8
14:41
November 12, 2019
Episode 264: Female Fronted Is Not A Genre Pt II Ft Monica Strut
Monica Strut joins the pod crew to talk about how female fronted is not a genre once more!  Access Monica's content and Facebook Group: https://linktr.ee/monicastrut
30:25
November 11, 2019
Episode 263: Female Fronted Is Not A Genre!
Curtis and Keefy get deep on people who refer to 'female fronted' as a genre!  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
14:17
November 7, 2019
Episode 262: Is the premier dead?
Curtis and Keefy get into it - is the premier going the way of the dodo?  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
30:02
November 6, 2019
Episode 261: Band Photos For Dummies
Want better band photos? Listen to this from Curt and Keith!  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
22:20
November 4, 2019
Episode 260: Pro PR vs Pop Up PR
Curt and Keith get into why you need to hire a REAL pr guy.  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
26:42
November 1, 2019
Episode 259: The Record Release Apocalypse
Keefy is back t discuss the record release apocalypse. What happens when too many albums are dropping? This apparently.  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
33:44
October 30, 2019
Episode 258: Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle of Filth on DIY
Lindsay Schoolcraft knows a hell of a lot about DIY. We get to pick her brain!  Check out her new single "Martyr":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrsmXYkEQg8 And her various links! Website: www.lindsayschoolcraft.com IG: http://www.instagram.com/lindzriot Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lindzriot FB: http://www.facebook.com/schoolcraftofficial Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/schoolcraftofficial And the Savvy Musicians Academy we discussed: https://savvymusicianacademy.com Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
33:06
October 25, 2019
Episode 257: Instagram Hacks
The gang talk Instagram hacks with Keefy. Matt is a dick and is duly punished.  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
29:51
October 24, 2019
Episode 256: Monica Strut Talks Record Release
We have our friend Monica back to discuss record release strategy!  Access Monica's content and Facebook Group: https://linktr.ee/monicastrut Follower her on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/monicastrut/ Follow her on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MonicaStrut
28:27
October 22, 2019
Episode 255: When To Run An Ad With Keefy
Keefy is back in with us today. On this episode we talk when to run an ad and of course how to do that effectively! Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
11:56
October 18, 2019
Episode 254: Authenticity with Dirtbag John
This was a really fun one we recorded with our friend Dirtbag John about authenticity and their brand. We talk about his storied career working with all manner of bands, helping acts to grow.  Find out more about their company here: www.dirtbag.com Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dirtbagclothing/ Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dirtbagclothing1996/
36:47
October 17, 2019
Episode 253: Too Little Too Late
For this episode we dig into bands who do too little too late! Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
22:26
October 16, 2019
Episode 252: More On Avoiding Epic Fails More Keefy
We stay deep on how to educate yourself to avoid epic fails in your music career.  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
27:35
October 14, 2019
Episode 251: Avoiding Epic Fails With Ghost Cult Keefy
Ghost Cult Keefy joins us again to talk about the importance of educating yourself so your band can avoid epic fails!  Check out Keefy's blog, and our home, Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
14:38
October 11, 2019
Episode 250: Social Media Positivity
Matt and Curtis get deep on social media positivity and talk about the upcoming Facebook challenge.  If you want in on the challenge all you need to do is email Matt at: Matt@dropoutmedia.net
19:51
October 10, 2019
Episode 249: Setting Expectations
The gang dig into setting expectations and understanding what good goals are.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
21:35
October 9, 2019
Episode 248: Keeping Everyone In The Loop
Keeping people in the loop is tricky! Here's the best way to do it to not cause headaches for your team.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
14:47
October 8, 2019
Episode 247: Intent Based Branding
Matt and Curtis dig deep into Intent Based Branding late on a Friday night. Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
26:52
October 7, 2019
Episod 246: Monica Returns
Monica gets back on the pod to talk Goatwhore! Access Monica's content and Facebook Group: https://linktr.ee/monicastrut Follower her on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/monicastrut/ Follow her on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MonicaStrut Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
31:15
October 4, 2019
Episode 245: Not Relying On One Platform
Matt is back (Though we do have a few Keefy episodes in the pipeline) On this episode the gang talk about why you shouldn't rely on one platform!  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
18:47
October 3, 2019
Episode 244: Dayal Patterson of Cult Never Dies
We have a special treat today with an awesome interview with Dayal Patterson of Cult Never Dies! This guy has literally written the book(s) about black metal and provided a lot of insight into the music biz and being a creative!  Check out their website: http://www.cultneverdies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultneverdies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultNeverDies/
37:31
September 27, 2019
Episode 243: Networking And Ranting
Matt is back! Listen to him talk about networking and also rant about how horrible everything is.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
25:49
September 26, 2019
Episode 242: Syslo Is Back!
We get Robert Syslo back on the show - this time with Keefy helping do the interviewing!  Check Robert out on all his platforms: Https://sysloventures.com Https://instagram.com/robertsyslojr Https://twitter.com/robertsyslojr https://www.facebook.com/robert.syslo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLwze0QHw8FsiszJXxZGZgg
35:45
September 24, 2019
Episode 241: Dealing With Disappointment
Keefy steps in for Matt once again to discuss dealing with disappointment! http://ghostcultmag.com
13:22
September 23, 2019
Episode 240: Promoting music well after release
It's another Keefy episode! This time we talk promoting music well after release!  Check out his page here: http://ghostcultmag.com
29:15
September 20, 2019
Episode 239: Memes and Virality
Keefy is on the pod again - this time discussing memes and virality! Check out his page here:  http://ghostcultmag.com
20:18
September 19, 2019
Episode 238: Talking Ghost and Marketing Strategy with Keefy from Ghost Cult Mag
Keefy hops on the pod with Curtis to talk marketing strategy! Check out Ghost Cult Mag here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/
18:31
September 17, 2019
Episode 237: Going Over The Top
In this episode Matt and Curtis talk about the value of being larger than life by building around Matts experience booking promotional events for Jinx Dawson! Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
27:29
September 9, 2019
Episode 236: Getting Booked
Matt is going to speak at WAMcon in Australia. So we get into how he got booked for it and how these lessons apply to bands.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
17:48
September 6, 2019
Episode 235: Aim High
Matt and Curtis talk about aiming high but managing expectations.  If you want in on their sales challenge just email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
20:45
September 5, 2019
Episode 234: Metal Robot Reviews On... Reviews
We get the Metal Robot of Metal Robot Reviews on the podcast today for 30 minutes of banter about music journalism!  Find him on all his platforms!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8blX3YnHDG9e9_E9KjPK6g https://www.facebook.com/theMetalRobot/ https://twitter.com/theMetalRobot https://www.instagram.com/the.metalrobot/
33:51
September 4, 2019
Episode 233 - Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult Mag On Tool!
Keith joins us to talk Tool!  Dig into Keith's magazine, Ghost Cult here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com
39:37
September 3, 2019
Episode 232: Talking Twitter With Tankcrimes
Scotty Tankcrimes is back and talking Twitter baby! Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here: https://www.tankcrimes.com/ Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
39:18
September 2, 2019
Episode 231: More On Release Planning
We go one level deeper!  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
15:49
August 30, 2019
Episode 230: Release Promotion Timelines
When should you start promoting your release? Well not after it's come out - that's for sure!  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
23:13
August 29, 2019
Episode 229: Twitter With G Money
We get our boy G Money back on the pod to talk Twitter! Be sure to follow Greg on Twitter: While you're at it:  https://twitter.com/TheGregKennelty Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
35:35
August 28, 2019
Episode 228 - Micro Speed, Macro Patience
On this episode, Matt and Curtis get deep into the concept of counterbalancing micro speed with macro patience.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
16:20
August 27, 2019
Episode 227: Video Content With Robert Syslo
On this episode we have on the illustrious video content creator Robert Syslo to talk video content and social media marketing!  Check him out on all his platforms:  Https://sysloventures.com Https://instagram.com/robertsyslojr Https://twitter.com/robertsyslojr https://www.facebook.com/robert.syslo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLwze0QHw8FsiszJXxZGZgg
37:17
August 26, 2019
Episode 226: Professionalism and You
Keith of Ghost Cult Mag pops in as a guest host to fill in for Matt on this one! He and Curtis talk professionalism! Dig into Keith's magazine, Ghost Cult here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com
25:30
August 23, 2019
Episode 225: Roman Hodl Of District 19 Talks Euro Touring
Do you want to know about the intricacies of Euro touring from a leading agent? We certainly do! That's why we had my friend Roman Hodl the head of District 19 on the podcast. Check out his agencies website: district-19.com Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/district19/ Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/d19_bookings/
36:35
August 22, 2019
Episode 224: Feeling Overwhelmed
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Matt and Curtis get in to how to deal with this!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
16:12
August 21, 2019
Episode 223: Going Viral
Keith of Ghost Cult Mag sits in for Matt on this one while he's away in Germany. The gang get deep on going viral. Dig into Keith's magazine, Ghost Cult here:  http://www.ghostcultmag.com
13:51
August 20, 2019
Episode 222: Collaboration
Wanna know how to collaborate with other people in your scene? Dig in!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
18:38
August 14, 2019
Episode 221: The Seminar!
That's right - Curtis and Matt are doing a seminar on August 26th! If you want in just email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net
17:41
August 13, 2019
Episode 220: The Video Challenge
Matt and Curtis get deep into the upcoming video challenge. If you want to sign up for it it's $50 for the 30 day course or $30 if you have taken the course before. All you need to do is email Matt at: Matt@DropoutMedia.net
13:48
August 12, 2019
Episode 219: Dealing With Overload
Not sure how to deal when you are overloaded? Well this is the pod for you! Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
16:04
August 9, 2019
Episode 218: Metal Injection's G-Money On Ad Copy
Wanna know how to write good ad copy? Metal Injection editor G-Money gets deep into the specifics.    Be sure to follow G Money on Twitter: while you're at it:  https://twitter.com/TheGregKennelty  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
36:59
August 8, 2019
Episode 217: Scotty Tankcrimes Starting A DIY Label
Wanna know what it takes to start a DIY label?   Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
37:28
August 7, 2019
Episode 216: The Video Challenge
Want to get better at creating video for your band? Want to build more meaningful and long term relationships? Well shit - the video challenge is the thing for you!  Email me at Matt@dropoutmedia.net to register! 
16:03
August 6, 2019
Episode 215: Tool (G-Money Returns)
We have our good friend G-Money of Metal Injection back on to talk Tool!   Be sure to follow G Money on Twitter: while you're at it:  https://twitter.com/TheGregKennelty  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
31:21
August 5, 2019
Episode 214: Reviews (Ft. Scotty Tankcrimes)
Scotty Tankcrimes joins us to talk reviews, music journalism and more.    Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
36:57
August 2, 2019
Episode 213: Using Star Trek To Build Brand
On todays hyper speed podcast we talk about how Matt has used Star Trek to build his brand and how some things, like Jimmy Buffett, are inherently uncool - no matter how much Matt might love them.    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
10:40
August 1, 2019
Episode 212: Building Brand By Sharing Interests
What's the best way to build brand? By sharing outside interests of course!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
21:14
July 31, 2019
Episode 211: Trevor Strnad of Black Dahlia Murder
We get Trevor Strnad of Black Dahlia Murder to talk band development, hardcore, thumb wrestling, Metal Blade and of course masturbation.  Find Trevor on: Instagram: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrevorTBDM Find his band the Black Dahlia Murder on... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblackdahliamurder_official/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdmmetal
36:48
July 30, 2019
Episode 210: Preparation
Matt and Curtis drop some serious truth bombs about how to prep for marketing, PR and social media campaigns.  Find our friend Patrick Salerno's band Grave Next Door! https://www.facebook.com/Grave-Next-Door-2192150391023754/ https://www.instagram.com/gravenextdoor/
20:47
July 29, 2019
Episode 209: Ethan Lee Mccarthy of Primitive Man on the Brutality of DIY
Ethan from Primitive Man gets REAL about the brutality of DIY. We document it.  Follow Primitive Man On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/primitivemandoom/ Follow Primitive Man on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/primitivemandoom/ Follow Ethan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theecoolghoul/ Otherwise:  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
36:17
July 26, 2019
Episode 208: Reviews and More With Ian of Sleeping Village Reviews
We get into it with Ian of Sleeping Village Reviews on write ups, band etiquette when approaching blogs and of course - sharing.  Check out the site:  http://www.sleepingvillagereviews.com  Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SleepingVillageReviews/ Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sleepingvillagereviews/   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
37:35
July 25, 2019
Episode 207: Music Marketing With Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle Of Filth
We get DEEP with our friend Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle Of Filth on the music biz. Check out her new single "Martyr":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrsmXYkEQg8   And her various links! Website: www.lindsayschoolcraft.com IG: http://www.instagram.com/lindzriot Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lindzriot FB: http://www.facebook.com/schoolcraftofficial Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/schoolcraftofficial And the Savvy Musicians Academy we discussed: https://savvymusicianacademy.com   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
36:36
July 24, 2019
Episode 206: Social Media Marketing With Monica Strut
We have our friend Monica back on the podcast to talk social media marketing, band development and much more! Access Monica's content and Facebook Group: https://linktr.ee/monicastrut  Follower her on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/monicastrut/  Follow her on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MonicaStrut  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
37:00
July 23, 2019
Episode 205: Angry Metal Guy Returns!
We have Angry Metal Guy back and we talk KISS, the origins of heavy metal and of course how to pitch yourself to music journalists. It gets granular.   Check out the site:  https://www.angrymetalguy.com/  Follow him on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/angrymetalguy  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
37:06
July 22, 2019
Episode 204: Documenting Not Creating
We get into the macro thesis of documentation, not creation. Should make your social media a lot easier!  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
18:06
July 19, 2019
Episode 203: Promo Photos and You
Promo photos, how not to screw them up and other good advice. Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
19:53
July 18, 2019
Episode 202: When Is Your Band Ready To Tour? (Feat: Tankcrimes Records' Scotty Heath)
Scotty and the gang get deep on WHEN your band is ready to tour!    Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
38:11
July 17, 2019
Episode 201: Simplification
We like to keep it simple at Dumb and Dumbest and we know you do too. We talk about how to do that in this episode.  Want to get even simpler? Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
15:40
July 16, 2019
Episode 200: The Top 10 Guests So Far
We get deep on this episode and dig into our top 10 guests so far... who are they? Well you'll have to listen to find out!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
34:32
July 15, 2019
Episode 199: Getting People To Come To Shows
In this episode we dig in deep to connecting with your community at scale and turning that into getting people to come to shows! This all ties into our upcoming booking challenge! If you want in all you gotta do is email me at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
19:14
July 12, 2019
Episode 198: Scotty Tankcrimes Rants About Flyering
Scotty goes on an ALL TIME rant here about flyering. Gotta love it.    Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
38:40
July 11, 2019
Episode 197 - Building Legacy With PR Maven Raquel Figlo
On today's episode we sit down with our new friend, PR maven and branding expert Raquel Figlo. Lots of good info for growing bands here. www.raquelfiglo.com https://www.facebook.com/raquelfigloPR/ https://www.instagram.com/raquelmaiden https://twitter.com/Raquelfiglo 
36:51
July 10, 2019
Episode 196 - The 30 Day Booking Challenge
That's right - we are bringing back the booking challenge in an enhanced 30 day format. If you want to sign up, all you gotta do is hit me at Matt@dropoutmedia.net   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
08:26
July 9, 2019
Episode 195 - Premiers And Your Band
Matt and Curtis get chatty about premiers - lots of primo content we dig into here!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
25:57
July 8, 2019
Episode 194: Post Frequency And Your Band
Matt & Curtis get deep on post frequency. Long story short - post more.    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
22:17
July 5, 2019
Episode 193: Laetitia Abbenes of Season of Mist on Band Promotion and More!
It was really cool to get to sit down with our friend Laetitia from Season of Mist to get into the inner workings of one of the most renown metal labels out there. Highly valuable listening for anyone into all that is heavy!  Find out more about her amazing work with Season of Mist here:  http://www.season-of-mist.com/ 
38:33
July 4, 2019
Episode 192 - Understanding Pitching
We talk about how to figure out who you are going to pitch and how to build meaningful connections for festivals and press placements. Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
19:58
July 3, 2019
Episode 191: Clément Denys of Fractal Universe on the Heavy Metal Hustle
Clément Denys of Fractal Universe comes on the podcast to talk about his prog death band, Fractal Universe, various side hustles and deal with Metal Blade. He drops French fire here! Get hype!  Find Fractal Universe On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fractaluni Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
24:38
July 2, 2019
Episode 190: Optimizing Your Facebook About Section
It's silly how much time Dewar and Bacon invest in Facebook about sections - but they are essential! We get into why here.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
20:35
July 1, 2019
Episode 189 - Planning your Single Release
Matt and Curtis talk how to plan a single release!  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
23:49
June 28, 2019
Episode 188 - Getting a PR Company
We've talked about it before, we'll talk about it again. This is what you need to know about getting a PR company!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
23:19
June 27, 2019
Episode 187 - Hellfest Reflections
Matt talks about his Hellfest experience and gets deep into networking and live performance.  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
27:42
June 26, 2019
Episode 186 - Monica Strut - The Social Media Shredder
On this episode we get to sit down with the one and only Monica Strut, the woman who wrote The Social Media Shredder an AMAZING guide to social media. It was really a pleasure to get to shoot the shit with her! Access her content and Facebook Group:  https://linktr.ee/monicastrut  Follower her on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/monicastrut/  Follow her on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MonicaStrut    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
37:48
June 19, 2019
Episode 185 - Twitter Engagement
We are going to keep talking about Twitter until all of you are hustling it. Also big shoutout to our boy Eric Sparks who has been KILLING the Twitter game. His music rules too!  Check him out:  Eric Sparks on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EricSparksMusic  Eric Sparks on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ericsparksmusician/  Eric Sparks on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ericsparksmusic/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
24:33
June 18, 2019
Episode 184 - Daily Discipline
In this episode we get deep in how having a set of tasks you do every day no matter what can generate huge upside for you and your band. Having daily discipline sucks, but it will drive you to a whole new level.    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
22:56
June 17, 2019
Episode 183: Using Beef To Your Advantage
Everyone loves beef - here's how you use it to your advantage and grow your brand. Manipulating negative criticism and insanity forever.    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
19:05
June 14, 2019
Episode 182: Trevor Strnad - We Have Beef
We talk about the Justin Bieber challenge and Curtis challenges Trevor Strand of the Black Dahlia Murder to a thumb war on Matt's behalf. It gets weird.    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
23:04
June 13, 2019
Episode 181: The Planning Challenge
Dewar and Bacon get in deep on the importance of planning and their upcoming challenge tied into all this. If you want in all you gotta do is slide into those sweet sweet DM's at Matt@Dropoutmedia.net   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
18:33
June 12, 2019
Episode 180: Getting Press When You Have Nothing To Promote
Is your band on a down cycle? Have you had o new content in months? Well here's how to maximize what you already put out in order to keep growing, get press and show you deserve opportunities to expand your band!  If you want in on the PR tune up we talk about on the podcast all you gotta do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
30:55
June 11, 2019
Episode 179: John McLucas on Content Creation, Youtube, Music Marketing & More
We got our homie John on the line today to talk about his Youtube channel, content creation, music marketing and all that good stuff. This is a DEEP dive! Check him out on his various channels!  https://www.youtube.com/c/johnmclucasismusic https://www.instagram.com/john_mclucas/ https://www.facebook.com/jhnmclucas https://johnmclucas.com   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
36:40
June 10, 2019
Episode 178: How To Approach People Online
It's tricky to master the art of approach others on the internet. In this episode we get in deep in just how to do that without being seen as annoying or a spammer.    If you want in on our social media challenge, just email Matt at Matt@Dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
23:05
June 7, 2019
Episode 177: The Power Of Video
Matt & Curtis get deep on the power of video and what it means for someone trying to craft meaningful social content and grow their reach.  If you want in on our social media challenge, just email Matt at Matt@Dropoutmedia.net   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
14:50
June 6, 2019
Episode 176: Interview with Carl Stjarnlov (Diabolical,
Our friend Carl gets deep on Spotify and the future of music streaming. Buckle in, this is a good one.   Check out all of Carl's activities with Diabolical:  diabolical.se  facebook.com/diabolicalofficial Instagram.com/diabolicalofficial  Spotify:  artists.spotify.com  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
35:35
June 5, 2019
Episode 175: Not Annoying People On Social Media
A lot of y'all are worried about coming off annoying on social media when promoting your band - we are here to help you combat that! Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/  
20:54
June 4, 2019
Episode 174: Scotty of Tankcrimes on Branding and Merch
We get deep with our boy Scotty H about branding and merch. Matt and Scotty meet in person in two weeks so expect delirium. Also - we are working on getting a better produced podcast, bear with us.    Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
38:00
June 3, 2019
Episode 173: Darkthrone, Marketing And You
Darkthrone have a new album out today. Since they are Matt's favorite black metal band we decided to dig into what makes the band different and how their marketing and image fuels their growth.    Find him on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Holthpr  Follow him on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/daanholth/ 
12:26
May 31, 2019
Episode 172: Daan Holthuis of Holth Gets Technical On Social Media Ads
Daan is a good friend of mine who I met at Inferno Festival in Norway. Aside from being a solid dude he runs a marketing agency called 'Holth' where he works with festivals like Fortarock and Copenhell as well as a variety of venues. He gives us some great guidance and dope rules of thumb to get moving on promoting your event with a social media ad!  Find him on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Holthpr  Follow him on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/daanholth/ 
36:10
May 30, 2019
Episode 171: Music Journalism With Angry Metal Guy
We got the legend, Angry Metal Guy himself to come onto our show. He has a lot of Very Important Opinions so be sure to listen in!  Check out the site:  https://www.angrymetalguy.com/  Follow him on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/angrymetalguy    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
37:37
May 29, 2019
Episode 170: The Premier Group Chat
We get deep talking about our premier group chat and what the benefits of being in a group chat can be for a group of artists trying to make a name for themselves. Small amounts of people start movements y'all. If you want in on the groupchat just email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net. It's only $20 a month - waddya got to lose? Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
18:03
May 28, 2019
Episode 169: Interview With David Paul Seymour on Art & Branding
For those in the know David Paul Seymour is one of his generations leading rock and roll artists. We get deep into his background, work in the scene and thoughts on pushing your band. He is a wise man.   Check out his Big Cartel and various projects! https://davidpaulseymour.bigcartel.com http://www.theplanetofdoom.com https://burialbeer.com   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
36:13
May 27, 2019
Episode 168: Dorkscography
Matt & Curtis get deep on Matt's Facebook discography listening group, Dorkscography, and how it can be used to network. This is a primer on networking in Facebook groups in general and reaching that next level of relationship.  Join the group today:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1020850964732031/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
16:39
May 24, 2019
Episode 167: Justin Roth of War Curse on Professionalism and Music Journalism
Matt & Curtis get their old friend Justin Roth of War Curse to come on the show to talk professionalism, music journalism and bands who piss him off.  Check out War Curse's music video for the track Serpent of of their new record, Eradication: https://youtu.be/njESqO-LBS4  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
34:37
May 23, 2019
Episode 166: Starting The Conversation
Matt and Curtis get deep on how to start conversations! If you want to join our upcoming 10 day branding challenge then all you gotta do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
28:59
May 22, 2019
Episode 165: Why Is My Band Not Getting Signed?
Matt and Curtis dig into why your band isn't getting signed - and a special offer they are running together to help you get signed!  If you want in on the $300 band tuneup which includes a PR analysis, social media breakdown, a 9000 word analysis paper and a press release then email me: Matt@DropoutMedia.net Otherwise:  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
20:26
May 21, 2019
Episode 164: Tankcrimes Scotty Heath On DIY Music Culture's Relation To Branding
Scotty and Matt get deep into punk nostalgia. Curtis drags them back to reality by tying it into branding. Chaos ensues.  Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
37:57
May 20, 2019
Episode 163: Metal Injection's G Money on The Future of Music Journalism
We record another episode on where music journalism is headed with our good friend G Money!  Be sure to follow G Money on Twitter: while you're at it:  https://twitter.com/TheGregKennelty  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
35:58
May 17, 2019
Episode 162: Invisible Oranges' Andrew Rothmund On The State Of Music Journalism
We got our old friend Andrew Rothmund Editor In Chief back on the podcast to talk about the state of music journalism, this one goes deep!    If you want great metal journalism check it out here: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/ Follow them on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/invisibleoranges/?hl=en    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
30:41
May 16, 2019
Episode 161: John Gist of Vegas Rock Revolution on Building Brand
Today we have Matt's buddy John Gist of Vegas Rock Revolution talking about building brand and promoting shows. This is a good one for anyone looking to start doing cool shit in their own scene.  His upcoming festival, Planet Desert Rock promises to be an absolutely motherfucker of an event!  Find out more about Planet Desert Rock:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/VRRProductions/about/?ref=page_internal  Follow Vegas Rock Revolution on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vegasrockrevolution/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
26:21
May 15, 2019
Episode 160 - Personal Brand
Matt and Curtis get deep on the value of a personal brand, and hint at their upcoming challenge - the BRANDING CHALLENGE where we will talk about expanding your brand in both the psychological and visual aspects. To join all you gotta do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net. Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
18:28
May 14, 2019
Episode 159: You Can't Do It Alone
Matt and Curtis get deep into why you can't grow your brand alone and why on some level you are going to need to be networking.  If you want to join our networking challenge where you can learn about this as well as how to better connect with people at festivals or online then all you need to do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
19:47
May 13, 2019
Episode 158: Dealing With Arguments Online
Internet arguments are tricky. Here's how you navigate this world and build positive relationships out of them.  If you want to join our networking challenge where you can learn about this as well as how to better connect with people at festivals or online then all yuo need to do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
11:47
May 10, 2019
Episode 157: Dealing with Negativity
Some people are negative. It sucks. Here's how you handle it.  If you want to join our networking challenge where you can learn to better connect with people at festivals or online then all yuo need to do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
12:41
May 9, 2019
Episode 156: Networking at Festivals
Matt gets deep here on festival networking. He's been to three in the last three weeks in three different coutnries. Yo ucan probably hear how tired he is on the recording of this thing.  If you want to join our networking challenge where you can learn to better connect with people at festivals or online then all yuo need to do is email Matt at Matt@dropoutmedia.net   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
17:11
May 8, 2019
Episode 155: Tom Jordan of 20 Watt Tombstone On Twitter
Tom Jordan of 20 Watt Tombstone comes onto the podcast to talk Twitter!  Check out his band on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/20watttombstone  Check out the 'Tweepy' tool he talks about:  https://www.tweepy.org/    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
24:24
May 3, 2019
Episode 154: Last Minute Promotion
You fucked up. Your promotion is fucked. You waited too long and now you're screwed. We teach you how to fix this and grow. It's never too late to find a solution!    Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram (The guy to talk too for PR):  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
20:45
May 2, 2019
Episode 153: Greg Kennelty From Metal Injection Talks Pitching
We have a hard hitting and fun episode with Greg Kennelty of Metal Injection about pitching to journalists. Lots of good advice in this one.  Be sure to follow Greg on Twitter: While you're at it:  https://twitter.com/TheGregKennelty  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
37:24
April 30, 2019
Episode 152: Why Reading Matters
Matt and Curtis are nerds, so they get into why you need to read more books.  Here's some of our favorites:  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   Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
22:28
April 29, 2019
Episode 151: Christian Larson of Pegstar Concerts Talks DIY
Christian Larson is an old friend who I've been working with for a few years now. Other than being a standup dude, he runs Pegstar Concerts where he promotes some pretty major shows, including his festival, Hell's Heroes.  After you check out this episode go jam his new black metal band Necrofier!   https://necrofier.bandcamp.com/ 
34:32
April 26, 2019
Episode 150: Selling More Records With Scotty Heath
 It's another Scottisode. This time we get deep how to sell more records.  Check out Scotty's iconic punk label Tankcrimes here:  https://www.tankcrimes.com/  Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
35:42
April 25, 2019
Episode 149 - Positivity In Social Media
Positivity in social media is essential when trying to build brand. The negative folks out there are the ones ruining it for the rest of us. We get deep on this in our upcoming marketing challenge. You can join the 10 day challenge by emailing me, Matt@dropoutmedia.net Follow Matt on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/  Follow Curtis on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ 
18:44
April 24, 2019
Episode 148: Operating with Humility
Matt is sick. Very sick. He just got back from Norway and wanted to talk about operating with humility. If you want in on the marketing challenge we discuss all you need to do is email him: Matt@Dropoutmedia.net
13:10
April 23, 2019
Episode 147 - The Great Snapchat Experiment
Keith, editor in chief of Ghost Cult Mag subs in for Matt who is at Inferno Festival hosting panels and dropping keynotes to talk with Curtis about Snapchat.   http://www.ghostcultmag.com/   https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   https://www.facebook.com/GhostCultMagazine 
32:14
April 19, 2019
Episode 146 - Leveraging Festivals, With Tankcrimes Boss Scotty Heath
It's another Scottisode. This time we get deep on leveraging festival appearances and how going to festivals is only going to grow your label.  Check out Scotty's iconic punk label here:   https://www.tankcrimes.com/ 
36:36
April 17, 2019
Episode 145: Scam PR's
There's a lot of scam PR out there. Don't sign up for it. If you want to promote your band the legit way, email me, Matt@Dropoutmedia.net and you can join our promotion challenge which for $20 we will teach you social media ads and mailing list strategy. 
21:40
April 16, 2019
Episode 144: Using Under Utilized Platforms
A lot of y'all are not using platforms like TikTok or Snapchat when they could be bringing you a ton of value. You just need to understand how they help you to capture the zeitgeist. We did this podcast inspired by Gary Vee's book Crushing It. Check that out here:  https://www.amazon.com/Crushing-Great-Entrepreneurs-Business-Influence/dp/0062674676  Otherwise it's still not too late to join our promotion challenge where we teach you about mailing lists and social media ads in a ten day course! All you need to do to find out more is email me, matt@dropoutmedia.net! Talk soon!
18:51
April 15, 2019
Episode 143: Creating Content At Scale As A Band
In this episode we get deep about how to create content at scale and then how to promote that content via social media ads and mailing lists. If you want to take our promotion challenge which ties into all of this just email Matt at Matt@Dropoutmedia.net
20:54
April 12, 2019
Episode 142: Why We Do These Challenges
Curtis and I get deep into the WHY of these challenges. They are a lot of fun for us but also we feel like they are huge value for you the end consumer. We use this episode to get into all of this and more.  If you want to join our new challenge for band promotion which will focus on social media ads and mailing lists email me, Matt@dropoutmedia.net
15:33
April 11, 2019
Episode 141: Punk Rock Marketing with Scotty Heath of Tankcrimes
We have another Scotty episode for you big cats! We get deep into marketing for punks - and figuring out ways to do that that don't look corny.    Check out his site and socials!  Tankcrimes.com Twitter.com/tankcrimes Instagram.com/tankcrimes 
37:55
April 10, 2019
Episode 140: Mailing List Maximization
Mailing lists are a huge deal in the marketing world yet very few bands use them effectively. We get DEEP into what makes for an effective mailing list and why you need to use one. This all builds up to our promotion challenge which will teach you how to more effectively target your mailing lists and social media advertisements. If you want in, it' sonly $20 ($10 for current members)! We want to see you there!  All you need to do is email me at: Matt@DropoutMedia.net
11:16
April 9, 2019
Episode 139: Targeting Social Media Ads
An ever popular topic and tied into our upcoming challenge on online promotion! We get deep into how to target ads here, so with this challenge you will get a chance to learn how to target better ads and save money!  If you want in just email me at Matt@dropoutmedia.net  We look forward to seeing you there! 
13:10
April 8, 2019
Episode 138: Interview With Nate Carson of Nanotear Booking and Witch Mountain
I'm on tour right now with Nate Carson following the Yob, Voivod and Amenra tour he booked. It's basically the greatest. We had this fun little sit down where we talk about being a booker concert promotion and living in the DIY space.  Listen to Witch Mountain here:   https://witchmountain.bandcamp.com/ 
16:18
April 3, 2019
Episode 137: Hip-hop, DIY and more with Tankcrimes Boss Scotty Heath
Scotty Heath is basically our favorite person ever. That's why we had hi back on the show to get deep about all sort of good stuff relating to the role of hip hop in the underground, DIY music and his personal growth in this community.  Take advantage of their massive sale!  https://tankcrimes.merchtable.com/view-all;772/?no_redirect=true 
32:21
April 2, 2019
Episode 136 - Booking Your Self Anytime, Anywhere with Anybody
We talk about getting booked on anything as we hype up for our next booking challenge! Also Matt drops THE big boy announcement of 2019.   If you want to join the booking challenge, or have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
26:14
April 1, 2019
Episode 135: Interview With Blasko, Bassist for Ozzy Osbourne and Band Manager
We finally got to nail down Blasko, one of the great ones. The manager of Black Veil Brides, Zakk Wylde and Goatwhore among others. He has also been the bassist for Ozzy Osbourne since 2003. The dude knows what's up. This is a deep dive into his work in the industry, and it's an interesting one.  Follow him on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/blasko1313/  Find him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blasko1313 
33:36
March 29, 2019
Episode 133 - How To Get Booked On Anything
Curtis and Matt get deep on how to get yourself booked on any show, podcast, interview - whatever. All through the power of knowing your marketing angle!  If you want to join the booking challenge, or have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
20:42
March 28, 2019
Episode 132: DIY Music and Social Media with Tankcrimes Boss, Scotty Heath!
TREMENDOUS honor to speak with Scotty Heath boss of Tankcrimes. I have immense respect and admiration for this man. He not only knows whats up, but he is able to drive huge chunks of the metal underground almost singlehandedly. It's rare to find someone with this level of passion for hwat he does keeping it DIY as fuck. You can't help but to love it.  Check out his site and socials!  Tankcrimes.com Twitter.com/tankcrimes Instagram.com/tankcrimes 
37:08
March 27, 2019
Episode 131: Arty Sheperd of Saint Vitus Bar on DIY, Show Booking and Running the Most Infamous Metal Bar in the World!
Arty Sheperd is kind of a personal hero of mine. Not only is he an LIHC scene legend but he also is one of the founder of the world famous Saint Vitus Bar. We get deep into all aspects of the bar, DIY music and metal promotion on this podcast. It's a doozy.  Check out Saint Vitus Bars website for upcoming events:  https://www.saintvitusbar.com/  Follow them on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/saintvitusbar/?hl=en  Like them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/saintvitusbar/  Check out Arty's band, Primitive Weapons:  https://primitiveweaponsnyc.bandcamp.com/album/the-future-of-death 
32:13
March 26, 2019
Episode 130: Tom Ballard of Allfather on Twitter
We once more get DEEP on Twitter with Tom Ballard, and reflecting on what we've learned thus far in our Twitter challenge.    Listen to Allfather: https://allfather1.bandcamp.com/ Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allfathermetaluk Follow Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Butcherr666
30:34
March 25, 2019
Episode 129: Interview with Chris Latta of Indy Metal Vault!
Chris Latta is a helluva guy with a helluva deep knowledge of metal. We get granular with him on metal journalism and his take on the underground as a whole. Check out some his projects! Lavaborne: Https://Facebook.com/Lavaborne Https://lavaborne.bandcamp.com Https://instagram.com/lavaborne Spirit Division: Https://spiritdivision.bandcamp.com Christopher Steve: Https://christophersteve.bandcamp.com  And of course, Indy Metal Vault! https://www.indymetalvault.com/
33:36
March 22, 2019
Episode 128: Why Mailing Lists Matter
On this episode Matt & Curtis get DEEP into the world of mailing lists and our next challenge. This is going to be a great way to grow your band!   If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
17:06
March 21, 2019
Episode 127: Album Art And You
Album art is key. Here's why.   If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
21:25
March 20, 2019
Episode 126: Interview With Garth McKee of Crown and Throne Ltd
We get DEEP on this one with Garth McKee of one of my FAVORITE labels, Crown And Throne Ltd. We talk about hardcore roots, moving around the country and why it's worth it to run a record label in 2019.  Like Crown &Throne on FB: www.facebook.com/crownandthroneltd   Follow them on IG: @crownandthroneltd  Follow them on Twitter: @crownthroneltd  Check out Garth's PR company Oinari Media:  Oinari Media on FB: https://www.facebook.com/oinarimedia  Oinari Media on IG: @oinari.media 
33:38
March 19, 2019
Episode 125: Interview With Al Mudrian Of Decibel Magazine
We get to go deep with one of the founders of it all, Al Mudrian of the infamous Decibel Magazine. We talk about his approaches to PR and views on metal both in the macro and micro sense. It's a good one!   If you want to join our Twitter challenge starting today, Monday 3/18, sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/f0eb5978c321/twitterchallenge  If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
37:40
March 18, 2019
Episode 124: The FB and IG outage
The Facebook and Instagram outage on Wednesday was insane. I don't think anyone was ready for something like that to hit. It gives us the perfect excuse to talk about our upcoming Twitter challenge and why you need to join!   If you want to join our Twitter challenge starting Monday 3/18 please sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/f0eb5978c321/twitterchallenge  If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
14:32
March 15, 2019
Episode 123 - Alan Averill of Primordial on Maintaining Legacy
There are a ton of older bands out there who don't actually know how to maintain their legacy. They may have a reputation but they are never able to properly take advantage of it. Alan Averill of Primordial, Metal Blade, Prophecy Productions and Dragon Productions joins us to get granular on how to combat this with some more gems along the way.  Follow Alan on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/nemtheanga_primordial/ Be sure to join our Twitter challenge too!  https://mailchi.mp/f0eb5978c321/twitterchallenge Hit him with booking enquiries! alan@dragon-productions.com 
29:21
March 14, 2019
Episode 122: Promoting Outside the Traditional Promo Cycle
This is a big one that comes up. So often a band will flair up, do some promo and then disappear again. There is no sense of how to push your band when you are between sales cycles. We are here to teach you how to fix that.    This all ties into our upcoming Twitter challenge.  If you want to join our Twitter challenge starting Monday 3/18 please sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/f0eb5978c321/twitterchallenge  If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
21:08
March 13, 2019
Episode 121: Polls and Social Media
We record a quickie but a goodie here talking about how to use polls to strengthen your social media engagement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This all ties into our upcoming Twitter challenge.  If you want to join our Twitter challenge starting Monday 3/18 please sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/f0eb5978c321/twitterchallenge    If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/
11:11
March 12, 2019
Episode 120: Intent & Social Media
We get DEEP on this episode talking about the importance of INTENT behind social media marketing.   If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you want to join our Twitter challenge starting Monday 3/18 please sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/f0eb5978c321/twitterchallenge If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ Check out the book we talk about all the time, Jab, Jab, Jab , Right Hook by Gary Vee: https://amzn.to/2XJ8rCX Also relevant: Gary Vee's Crush It:  https://amzn.to/2SIy1UY Or grab the sequel, Crushing It: https://amzn.to/2C5Cewm
20:03
March 11, 2019
Episode 119: Taking Advantage Of Trending Topics
Trending topics are tricky things to master, but they can get you a lot of traction. Here's how to do it.    If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED list of 100 hashtags, sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/b584c6db47ca/gethashtags If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ Check out the book we talk about, Jab, Jab, Jab , Right Hook by Gary Vee: https://amzn.to/2XJ8rCX Also relevant: Gary Vee's Crush It:  https://amzn.to/2SIy1UY Or grab the sequel, Crushing It: https://amzn.to/2C5Cewm
19:41
March 8, 2019
Episode 118: MEANINGFUL Content Sharing on Twitter
Want to give some meaningful content to your fans on Twitter? Want to get more followers who think you are a cool and productive member of the scene? Want Grandma to hug you again? Then this is the episode for you - we get DEEP into the world of shoutouts, cobranding and using OTHER PEOPLES AUDIENCES in order to grow your brand.   If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net! If you want a FREE and CUSTOMIZED list of 100 hashtags, sign up here! https://mailchi.mp/b584c6db47ca/gethashtags If you haven't already please follow Matt and Curtis on Instagram! Matt Bacon: https://www.instagram.com/mattbacon666/ Curtis Dewar: https://www.instagram.com/dewarpr77/ Check out the book we talk about, Jab, Jab, Jab , Right Hook by Gary Vee: https://amzn.to/2XJ8rCX Also relevant: Gary Vee's Crush It:  https://amzn.to/2SIy1UY Or grab the sequel, Crushing It: https://amzn.to/2C5Cewm
28:28
March 7, 2019
Episode 117: Engaging on Twitter
Twitter engagement is really tricky to say the least. Here's how you start being able to do it on a meaningful level!  If you have any questions, episode ideas or whatever, PLEASE email me at matt@dropoutmedia.net!  Check out the book we talk about, Gary Vee's Crush It:  https://amzn.to/2SIy1UY Or grab the sequel, Crushing It: https://amzn.to/2C5Cewm
17:32
March 6, 2019
Episode 116: Getting Taken Seriously And Avoiding Cliches
Really good question from my friend Zack from the band Pipe Dreamer, how does a band get taken seriously without doing the usual grumpy guys in front of a wall schtick? It's a hard one to figure out and differentiate a lot of the time. That's why we were inspired to dig in and get into why this matters.  Got questions? Drop Matt a line at Matt@dropoutmedia.net If you want to hear Pipe Dreamer jam them here:  https://tinyurl.com/y4nhoqqp   In terms of plugs: Curtis wants you to check out his new hashtag guide:  https://dewarpr.lpages.co/instagram-hashtags Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   Check out some books we think would bring YOU a lot of value: Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port: https://amzn.to/2LY7tgz  Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki: https://amzn.to/2XfLabp Principles, by Ray Dalio: https://amzn.to/2NgqR9o
14:50
March 5, 2019
Episode 115: Interview With Vince Edwards of Metal Blade on Social Media Advertising, Marketing and More!
Vince Edwards has been grinding it out for Metal Blade for over a decade now and has been at the forefront of so much exciting stuff in the world of underground music. He also happens to be the guy who runs ads for Metal Blade and their many bands so we got pretty granular. All in all this is the sort of deep and engaging conversation we strive for with this podcast! Definitely a top episode to listen too! Follow Vinny on Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/metalvinny   Check out his website:  http://www.vinnyedwards.com  Follow Metal Blade on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords/ Follow Metal Blade on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metalbladerecords/ Follow Metal Blade on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
36:49
March 4, 2019
Episode 114: The Next Marketing Challenge!
Curtis and Matt discuss their upcoming marketing challenge! It will be a ten day course focusing on Facebook marketing. Its all text based so there's no boring lecture to sit through. Deadline to sign up is Monday!  Sign up either by emailing Matt at matt@dropoutmedia.net or following this link: https://mailchi.mp/6d032a699e84/facebookchallenge
14:48
March 1, 2019
Episode 113: Interview With Ryan Williams of Metal Blade Records
Ryan Williams is kind of a heavy metal Renaissance man. He's performed with some of the biggest bands in the metal underground, he's a label guy, he produces and engineers bands at his studio, Augmented Audio, and just so much more. Getting to sit down with him and talk online marketing, social media and Metal Blade Records was a real pleasure! Follow his studio on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Augmented.Audio/ Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augmentedryan/ Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AugmentedRyan As for his day job!  Follow Metal Blade on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords/ Follow Metal Blade on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/metalbladerecords/ Follow Metal Blade on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
32:14
February 28, 2019
Episode 112: Instagram and Youtube Marketing with Steve Reis of Does It Doom!
Steve Reis is an interesting dude. His Does it Doom brand has quickly become one of the premier channels in the world of stoner and doom metal by giving guitar lessons on some of peoples favorite songs. This is a SUPER interesting interview where we talk about Instagram and Youtube marketing among countless other things! Follow him on his myriad channels: Youtube: Youtube.com/DoesItDoom Instagram: Instagram.com/DoesItDoom Facebook: Facebook.com/DoesItDoom Twitter: Twitter.com/DoesItDoom And of course his home page: DoesItDoom.Com
33:41
February 27, 2019
Episode 111: Interview With Nik Cameron Of Glacially Musical
We sit down with the MASTER of form interviews, blogger extraordinaire Nik Cameron. A man who has dedicated himself to underground music, he brings INCREDIBLE value to the underground scene through his writing and interviews. Check out the blog: http://glaciallymusical.blogspot.com/ Find Glacially Musical on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlaciallyMusical/ Follow Nik on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glacially_musical/  
32:10
February 26, 2019
Episode 110 - Interview with Clayton Michaels of Indy Metal Vault, Oinari Media and Akashic Envoy Records
We get deep on WHY we do this music thing with Clayton Michaels of Indy Metal Vault, Oinari Media and Akashic Envoy Records, this is one where we dig deep and start to get at some really cool themes with how the metal underground works.  Check out his myriad projects: Indy Metal Vault: https://www.indymetalvault.com/ Oinari Media: https://oinarimedia.com/ Akashic Envoy Records: https://www.facebook.com/pg/akashic.envoy
32:27
February 25, 2019
Episode 109: Getting Grim With The Necrosexual
On today's episode we get the slayer of posers, master of all that is evil, straight from his grandmothers basement, the one, the only, NECROSEXUAL. We get deep on music and brand marketing. This is the best episode of this stupid fucking podcast we will ever do. Follow the Necrosexual on Instagram for more madness:  https://www.instagram.com/thenecrosexual/?hl=en Check out his friend Jimmy's band, Basilysk:  https://www.facebook.com/basilyskofficial/
22:36
February 22, 2019
Episode 108: Why Good Content Is The Most Important
Matt and Curtis get DEEP about why having quality content is so important in 2019 and how it can really be more crucial than just about anything else you do.    Curtis wants you to check out his new hashtag guide:  https://dewarpr.lpages.co/instagram-hashtags Matt thinks you should check out his eBooks: dropoutmedia.net/ebooks/  Also check our amazing hosts Ghost Cult on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostcultmag/   Check out some books we think would bring YOU a lot of value: Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port: https://amzn.to/2LY7tgz  Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki: https://amzn.to/2XfLabp Principles, by Ray Dalio: https://amzn.to/2NgqR9o
24:39
February 21, 2019
Episode 107: Not Spending Enough Money
We get deep in this episode about why it's important to not cheap out and why it will just make you look bad. This is a tricky one... We recommend two books in the podcast, grab them here to help us get those sweet sweet Amazon Affiliate dollars!  Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki: https://amzn.to/2XfLabp Principles, by Ray Dalio: https://amzn.to/2NgqR9o
19:32
February 20, 2019
Episode 106 - Spending Money Wisely
Tons of bands blow through their funds early on. We are here to help make sure that doesn't happen.    Curtis wants you to check out his new hashtag guide:  https://dewarpr.lpages.co/instagram-hashtags 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 of 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
19:59
February 19, 2019
Episode 105: Doyle Damning Doyle
Doyle said some stupid stuff about not wanting to meet fans. Suffice it to say, he doesn't sound too smart right now. We talk about how you need to show gratitude to your fans.    Curtis wants you to check out his new hashtag guide:  https://dewarpr.lpages.co/instagram-hashtags 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 of 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
18:13
February 18, 2019
Episode 104: Split Releases
Matt is like, all in on splits you guys. He gets deep on why he thinks they should matter to your band! Curtis is a negative nelly.   Curtis wants you to check out his new hashtag guide:  https://dewarpr.lpages.co/instagram-hashtags 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 of 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
23:39
February 14, 2019
Episode 103 - Why You Should Never Cut People Off
People in music are shitty and cut each other off - here's why you should never do that and how to avoid it.    Curtis wants you to check out his new hashtag guide:  https://dewarpr.lpages.co/instagram-hashtags 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 of 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
13:15
February 13, 2019
Episode 102: Interview With Greg Kennelty Of Metal Injection and Invisible Oranges
In a DEEP interview with Greg Kennelty of Metal Injection and Invisible Oranges we get behind the scenes of both these tastemaker publications and start to delve into key aspects of music journalism! Check out Greg's writing at Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/ Also read him at Invisible Oranges:  http://www.invisibleoranges.com/
31:30
February 12, 2019
Episode 101: Interviewing Jessie May of Alternative Control and Owl Maker on Feminism, Comps and more
We did a feminism episode. It's scary. We got through. Listen. Tell us we suck. Meanwhile check out Jessie May's blog Alternative Control here:  http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/ Check out her band Owl Maker here: https://owlmaker.bandcamp.com/
34:12
February 11, 2019
Episode 100: Not Getting Tied To One Platform
So often we find ourselves doubling down on one platform, but when the attention shifts we are screwed. Here's how you avoid that.   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 of 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
18:22
February 8, 2019
Episode 99: Targeting Advertisements
We get DEEP in this KEY episode talking about how to target Facebook ads for your band. This is CRUCIAL for anyone trying to learn about social media ads.    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 of our favorite books:  How To Make It In The New Music Industry, by Ari Herstand: https://amzn.to/2BXhdmX Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz
18:29
February 7, 2019
Episode 98: Marshmello's Virtual Concert
We get deep on Marshmello's virtual concert and what it's going to mean for artists in the future, the live music industry and more.   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 of our favorite books:  How To Make It In The New Music Industry, by Ari Herstand: https://amzn.to/2BXhdmX Expert Secrets, by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rq1JRZ Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz
14:38
February 6, 2019
Episode 97: Dealing With Failure
This is a tricky one but but being able to wrangle it is huge for any underground metal band trying to establish a name for themselves. There is a lot of failure and deceit in this business, here is how you handle 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: Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA
20:11
February 5, 2019
Episode 96: Getting PR and Management Fitting Your Level
A lot of bands go for PR and management well above their pay grade, making for a waste of time and money. Here's how you make sure you are dealing with someone who is on your level and willing to help your grow in a meaningful way.  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: Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA
13:07
February 4, 2019
Episode 95: The Importance of Video Content
Matt is travelling but we recorded a quicky on the importance of video content!   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: Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA
17:49
February 1, 2019
Episode 95: Interview With Bryan Coffey of Indy Metal Vault
We have a FIRE sit down with the highly inspirational Bryan Coffey of Indy Metal Vault and get deep on origins, goals and the state of metal journalism today.  Check out Indy Metal Vault: https://www.indymetalvault.com/
27:30
January 28, 2019
Episode 93: Building An Attractive Character For Your Band
Fans need a reason to fall in love with you. All your favorite bands have a cool persona around them - it's on you to cultivate that persona and grow it in conjunction with your bandmates. We get DEEP on how to do that.  Meanwhile, plugs:   This is the book we talk about in the show: Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rf5cne 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: Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA
17:19
January 25, 2019
Episode 92: Marketing To The Right Audience
It's hard to market to the right audience - so often we pitch to what we want our audience to be, not what it actually is. Curtis and Matt get granular about what it means to market to YOUR people.   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: Get More Fans by Jesse Cannon: https://amzn.to/2rYAYWz Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://amzn.to/2scI0qA Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson: https://amzn.to/2Rf5cne
19:57
January 24, 2019
Episode 91: Interview With Andrew Rothmund Editor In Chief of Invisible Oranges
We were blown away when Andrew Rothmund editor in chief of the legendary Invisible Oranges reached out wanting to be interviewed. We get granular on the history of the publication and his thoughts on metal today. If you want great metal journalism check it out here: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/
21:41
January 23, 2019
Episode 90: The Difference Between PR and Advertising
We get DEEP into the difference between PR and Advertising and then on top of that the ways marketing sort of encompasses and goes beyond all of those things. This is a very important episode for ANYONE plotting their record release.   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
26:20
January 22, 2019
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 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