Music On Your Own Terms
Music On Your Own Terms 089 “Matt Bacon - Bringing Home The Bacon!”

Music On Your Own Terms 089 “Matt Bacon - Bringing Home The Bacon!”

November 9, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 089 - Matt Bacon - Bringing Home The Bacon!

Joining me on this episode is PR aficionado Matt Bacon from Dropout Media. Matt talks about his upbringing, his obsessive penchant for music culture and history, and how he launched his career working for bands and labels in the metal scene. He also takes us on a fascinating journey behind the scenes of label deals, working for large European festivals interviewing metal legends, and some tips for those who have aspirations to work in the music business. Matt also talks about his upcoming move to London (which at the time of release has already happened), his mental health, and he also shares an amazing list of books that contributed to his knowledge of marketing.

Matt Bacon on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bacons.bits/

Matt Bacon on Twitter - https://twitter.com/baconsbits_

Dropout Media on the web - https://dropoutmedia.net

Topics discussed in this episode : Jimi Hendrix | Led Zeppelin | The Beatles | Slayer | Darkthrone | Black Country Communion | Two Guys Metal Reviews | Napalm Death | Tengger Cavalry | Inferno | Curtis Dewar - Dewar PR | Black Dahlia Murder | Carcass | Ian Christie | Plastic Head | Brexit | Blood Incantation | Poison Idea | Church Of Misery | B2 Visa | Black Heart Camden | O'Brien's Boston | Daughters | Municipal Waste | St Vitus Bar | Bexhill | Novembers Doom | Prophecy Productions | The Skull | Ron Holzner | Woods Of Ypres | Coven | Jinx Dawson | Hellfest | Insanity Alert | Angelheaded Hipster | Zakk Sabbath | Necrot | Marc Urselli | John Zorn | Ornette Coleman | Count Basie | Louis Armstrong | Sidney Bechet | Joan Jett | Vince Bellino | Zakk Wylde | Metal Blade | Ryan Knight | Acid King | Trouble | The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli | How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk | Russel Brunsen Funnel Series | 10X by Grant Cardone | Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | Bad Brains | Prosperity Gospel | Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port | Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got by Jay Abraham | Ogilvy On Advertising by David Ogilvy | Product Launch Formula by Jeff Walker | The Adweek Copywriting Handbook by Joseph Sugarman | Glen Tipton | Ace Frehley | Paul Masvidal | Music of the Pygmies | Gwar | Robert Plant | Carpathian Forest | The Third Attempt

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Music in this episode by Insanity Alert

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This episode's artist suggestion - October Tide

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Music On Your Own Terms 084 “Bruce Ackerman/Printavo - Behind The Merch”

Music On Your Own Terms 084 “Bruce Ackerman/Printavo - Behind The Merch”

October 19, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 084 - Bruce Ackerman/Printavo - Behind The Merch

This time out we welcome Bruce Ackerman, the founder of Printavo, a company whose software helps print shops just like The Skinny Armadillo, track orders, scheduling, and manage customers. Bruce talks about how he got into building apps, his background in music and printing, and takes us through how Printavo as a company, helps shops succeed, grow, and in some cases avoid shutting their doors. We also look at how bands can use business examples to propel their own organizations, and gives us some great tips in how to improve merch offerings.

Bruce Ackerman on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bcackerman/

Bruce Ackerman on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruceackerman/

Printavo on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/printavo/

Printavo on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/printavo/

Printavo on the web - http://www.printavo.com

Topics discussed in this episode : University Of Illinois | Steve Vai | Yngwie Malmsteen | Shopify | The Hundreds | Johnny Cupcakes | Stripe | The Wiggles | Metallica | Megadeth | Discharge Print | Arizona | Surfaces | Andy Grammer | Meghan Trainor

 

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Music in this episode by About Time

This episode's artist suggestion - Abysmal Dawn

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Music On Your Own Terms 083 “EleftheRia Kalampali/ONE:WOMAN:COMPANY - Poetic Motherhood”

Music On Your Own Terms 083 “EleftheRia Kalampali/ONE:WOMAN:COMPANY - Poetic Motherhood”

October 12, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 083 - EleftheRia Kalampali/ONE:WOMAN:COMPANY - Poetic Motherhood

Joining me for a chat about the music industry, is Eleftheria Kalampali, or Ria to her friends, manger of POEM and owner of One:Woman:Company a PR and management organization, that works with a roster of bands, including Hypnotic Nausea and Eien who we heard from in previous episodes, along with a number of others. We discuss the benefits of record deals in the wake of the DIY revolution, various business related considerations that bands need to think about, and the what the future possibly holds for live gigs and festivals post Covid. Ria also shares how and why she started the company, along with her background, some stories from the road, and why she wouldn't consider running her own record label.

EleftheRia Kalampali on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/riaki.kal/

EleftheRia Kalampali on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/xtipimaalepoudon

ONE:WOMAN:COMPANY on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/onewomancompany/

ONE:WOMAN:COMPANY on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/onewomancompany.unlmtd/

Topics discussed in this episode : Poem | Hypnotic Nausea | Eien | Mother Of Millions | Groove Therapist | Pulse R | Devil Made Me Do It | Mask Of Prospero | Marios Politis | Rotting Christ | Greek Financial Crisis | Fallen Abyss | White Walls | Damnations Day

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RIP Eddie Van Halen

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Music On Your Own Terms 082 “Carolyn Sills & Gerard Egan - A Perfect Combo”

Music On Your Own Terms 082 “Carolyn Sills & Gerard Egan - A Perfect Combo”

October 5, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 082 - Carolyn Sills & Gerard Egan - A Perfect Combo

After playing their song "Bad For You" on episode 67 with David Dennis, I had to get The Carolyn Sills Combo on the podcast for an interview. Namesake Carolyn and her husband Gerard, the guitar player for the band, share their history in music, working for the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., and what it means to be able to live a life dedicated to music. We hear about their life's journey from college, living in New York and touring Europe, to moving to California and forming the current group. I truly enjoyed getting to know Carolyn and Gerard, they impart some really valuable wisdom, and we also nerd out on gear!

The Carolyn Sills Combo on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_carolyn_sills_combo/

The Carolyn Sills Combo on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecarolynsillscombo/

The Carolyn Sills Combo on the web - https://www.carolynsills.com

Topics discussed in this episode : David Dennis | Santa Cruz, CA.| Ameripolitan Awards | Santa Cruz Guitar Co. | Magnatone Twilighter | Lonnie Mack | Eden Amps | Trace Elliot Elf Head | Charlie Joe Wallace | Ralph Mooney | Buddy Emmons | Billy Gibbons | Patsy Cline | UK Socially Distanced Festival | Harmony Bass | Marbin | The Guitar Sanctuary

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This episode's artist suggestion - Black Orchid Empire

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Music On Your Own Terms 081 “Michelle Rubio-Garcia - Beat The Clock Podcast - Breaking Through Fear”

Music On Your Own Terms 081 “Michelle Rubio-Garcia - Beat The Clock Podcast - Breaking Through Fear”

September 28, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 081 - Michelle Rubio-Garcia - Beat The Clock Podcast - Breaking Through Fear

Please welcome to the podcast Michelle Rubio-Garcia, host of the Beat The Clock Podcast, High School English Teacher, and best selling author. We take a deep dive into the psychology of self-talk, creating a mindset of abundance instead of scarcity, and discuss various strategies to celebrate wins. Through this conversation, we learn about Michelle's upbringing, her journey into coaching dance and teaching, and what led her to pursue a PHD in communications after already graduation with an MA and a BA!

Michelle Rubio-Garcia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michellerubiogarcia/

Michelle Rubio-Garcia on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/m.rubioqt

Michelle Rubio-Garcia on the web - https://www.mrubiogarcia.com

Beat The Clock on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beattheclockpodcast/

Beat The Clock on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beattheclockpodcast

Topics discussed in this episode : William Hung | Death Clock | Office Space | Dave Swillum - Waking Up From Work | Kevin Kelly's 1000 True Fans | Tim Ferris | The Finisher's Journal

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Music On This Episode by The Five Ohs

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Music On Your Own Terms 079 “Simone Dow - A Voyage To The Last Continent”

Music On Your Own Terms 079 “Simone Dow - A Voyage To The Last Continent”

September 21, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 079 - Simone Dow - A Voyage To The Last Continent

This episode I'm stoked to be talking with Simone Dow, guitarist with the awesome prog band Voyager from Australia. Simone talks about her family's move from Scotland, getting a scholarship for classical guitar, and subsequently getting into metal and never looking back. We hear about life on the road, endorsement deals, and what it means to be signed to a record label in today's DIY world. In addition, Simone graciously shares her experiences with chronic migraines, and how she manages practicing and playing shows, along with getting the word out about the organization Migraine Australia, as well as the condition itself.

Simone Dow on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/simmy_voyager/

Simone Dow on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/simone.dow

Voyager on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/voyagerau/

Voyager on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/voyageraustralia

Voyager on the web - https://www.voyagerau.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Ernie Ball Music Man | JPX7 | Ibanez | Mayones | Steve Vai | Gary Moore | Joe Satriani | Per Nilssen | Scar Symmetry | Guthrie Govan | Mesa Boogie | Mini Rectifier | Line 6 Stomp | Leprous | Einar Solberg | Iron Maiden | Bruce Dickinson | Seasons Of Mist | Anciients | Phil Anselmo | Gorguts | Migraine Australia | CGRP Drugs | PBS Australia | Hemiplegic Migraine | Tiger Balm | Steven Fry - Mythos | Bryan Doerries - The Theater of War | Devin Townsend | Ryan Van Poerderooyen

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Music On Your Own Terms 077 “William Chernoff - Baby I Love Your Canadian Emo Post-Folk Jazz-Core”

Music On Your Own Terms 077 “William Chernoff - Baby I Love Your Canadian Emo Post-Folk Jazz-Core”

September 7, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 077 - William Chernoff - Baby I Love Your Canadian Emo Post-Folk Jazz-Core

William hails from New Westminster, a city in the vicinity of Vancouver, British Columbia, and is a jazz and folk bass player and composer, that is set to release his first album in October of this year. William shares how he was exposed to jazz in high school, his history in the local music scene, and a summer he spent in Copenhagen for the sake of his own emotional growth. We take a deep dive exploring the music industry, and compare the lack of funding in the US vs the various grant sources that are available in Canada. William also shares a track from his new album at the end of the episode.

William Chernoff on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/williamchernoff/

William Chernoff on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/williamchernoff.me/

William Chernoff on the web - https://williamchernoff.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Leonard Maltin | Canada Council For The Arts | FACTOR | British Columbia | Creative BC | Music BC | BC Arts Council | North Vancouver Recreation Commission | City Of New Westminster | Isbjörg | Copenhagen | Schengen Area | Maslow's Hierarchy | Spotify CEO In The News | William's Peter Frampton Article | William's Drake Article | DSTNCE Media | Freddie Hubbard

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Music On Your Own Terms 070 “Latoya Cooper “The Songstress” - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity”

Music On Your Own Terms 070 “Latoya Cooper “The Songstress” - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity”

August 3, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 070 - Latoya Cooper "The Songstress" - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity

Returning to the podcast is my good friend Latoya Cooper, who I met at the CD Baby conference in 2019 and we heard from back in episode 23! We find out what Latoya has been up to with both her music, Music Meets The Boardroom, and her new MMB Podcast. Part of this episode also doubles as an episode for that very podcast, where Latoya interviews me about this podcast, and my work with merch at The Skinny Armadillo. Latoya shares info about her work on an upcoming film soundtrack and the books she'll be releasing, along with some important information about trademarking.

 

Music Meets The Boardroom Podcast - https://anchor.fm/musicmeetstheboardroom

 

Latoya Cooper on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LatoyaCooperTheSongstress/

 

Latoya Cooper on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/latoya_cooper_the_songstress/

 

Latoya Cooper on the web - http://www.latoyacooper.com/

 

Music Meets The Boardroom on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicMeetsTheBoardroom/

 

Music Meets The Boardroom on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/music_meets_the_boardroom/

 

Music Meets The Boardroom on the web – https://www.musicmeetstheboardroom.com/

 

Topics discussed in this episode : Racism Linked To Environmental Issues | CD Baby Conference | Discovery Channel | The Plaster Casters | Podbean | David Dennis | Simon Tam | The Slants Sake Story | Fiverr

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Music On Your Own Terms 067 “David Dennis – Surfboards And Silicon”

Music On Your Own Terms 067 “David Dennis – Surfboards And Silicon”

July 20, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 067 - David Dennis – Surfboards And Silicon

Surf's up listeners! This episode I speak to Ventana Surfboard Company co-founder, Microsoft employee, photographer and entrepreneur David Dennis about the importance of being an eco-friendly company, philanthropy, and his TedX talk about creating a life of serving others, by capitalizing on your passions. We discuss a range of marketing strategies and partnerships that fuel the business of artisanal surfboards, entrepreneurship as an ideology and David graciously shares his personal experience with a mental health condition.

Ventana Surfboards & Supply on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ventanasurfboards/

Ventana Surfboards & Supply on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ventanasurfboards/

Ventana Surfboards & Supply on the web - https://ventanasurfboards.com

David Dennis on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidden/

Topics discussed in this episode : Microsoft | Outlook | Zoom | Microsoft Teams | Martijn Stiphout | Entropy Bio Resins | Recycled Bottle Polyester Shirts | Santa Cruz Guitar Company | TedX | Digital Nest |Humble Sea Brewing | Coffis Brothers | Ser Winery | The Lights Out | Treefish | Off Street Supply | Cyclothymia | Monterey Bay Aquarium | X (band) | Social Distortion | Oingo Boingo | English Beat

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Music On Your Own Terms 066 “Just The Tip 2 - How Should You Use Your Platform?”

Music On Your Own Terms 066 “Just The Tip 2 - How Should You Use Your Platform?”

July 17, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 066 - Just The Tip 2 - How Should You Use Your Platform?

It's been a while since I released the first "Just The Tip" episode. If you recall, it's where I pose a question to the music community to find out what their perspective is on a particular topic. This time out I decided to find out what former guests thought about using their platform to voice various points of view to possibly influence fans' opinions.

The specific wording of what I asked was this:

We have often heard the opinion of bands such as U2 and Roger Waters, being too vocal about political and social issues, sometimes to the detriment of the music. That being said, in today's climate of social injustice and political upheaval, how important is it to you to use your platform as an artist/business owner/podcaster etc, to influence people's opinion on issues? Are you concerned about losing fans/customers on less important issues, and where do you draw the line in terms of which issues you are willing to risk your business over?

This episode features responses from Elise Besler, Amie Chatterley, Anais Azul, Caleb Coonrod, Scott "Scottocaster" Harnish, and finally my good friend Latoya Cooper, the Songstress.

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