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 087 “Monica Strut - Social Media Shredder!”

Music On Your Own Terms 087 “Monica Strut - Social Media Shredder!”

November 2, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 087 - Monica Strut - Social Media Shredder!

This time out we are talking social media strategies and the mindset of your band as a business, with Aussie social media rockstar, Monica Strut! Monica talks about her history from her mum forcing her into piano lessons, wanting to be an actress, all the way to touring with her former band and working for Heavy Magazine as a journalist. We discuss a wide range of subjects that bands need to think about to make music for a living, and most importantly, Monica exclusively shares her secret love of ironing board cover designs!

Monica Strut on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/monicastrut/

Monica Strut on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/monicastrut

Monica Strut on the web - https://monicastrut.com

The Last Matyr on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thelastmartyr/

The Last Matyr on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thelastmartyr

The Last Matyr on the web - https://thelastmartyr.bandcamp.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Guns N' Roses | Mötley Crüe | Heavy Magazine | Melbourne | Tik Tok Ban | Segmented Sleep Patterns | Circadian Rhythms | Punk Rock MBA | Patreon | Jack Conte/Pomplamoose | Will Smith | Coleman's Pie Theory | Black Crown Initiate | Rivers Of Nihil | Meshuggah | Mongolian Throat Singing | Wes Hauch | Windwaker | Devin Townsend Fart Video | Daily Music Business Podcast | Sound Talent Network

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This episode's artist suggestion - Black Crown Initiate

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Music On Your Own Terms 085 “Just The Tip 4 - Merch Is A Valid Scrabble Word!”

Music On Your Own Terms 085 “Just The Tip 4 - Merch Is A Valid Scrabble Word!”

October 23, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 085 - Just The Tip 4 - Merch Is A Valid Scrabble Word!

To accompany episode 84 with Bruce Ackerman from Printavo, I decided to reach out to some past guests and ask questions about the merch they sell, and if they had any tips for artists that are looking to increase their sales.

In this episode you'll hear from Sensai, Mika Tyyskä/Mr Fastfinger (episode 9), Amie Chatterley/Dakesis (episode 62), Oriana Setz (episode 19 & 58), Mark Summerlin/Honeyjack (episode 22), and finally Nika Comet/Chase The Comet (episode 39).

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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 072 “Eien - Thought Criminals”

Music On Your Own Terms 072 “Eien - Thought Criminals”

August 14, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 072 - Eien - Thought Criminals

Joining me for this episode are Mike and Tim, vocalist, and guitarist respectively, from the Greek band Eien. The guys discuss the origins of the band, the concepts behind their music and how the pandemic has affected their writing process. We also discuss the mindset around the band, and extended crew, enjoying life and why the guys are looking for a record deal in today's DIY climate. Take a listen and I hope Mike's infectious personality will make you smile as much as I did editing this episode!

Eien on the web - http://www.eienband.com

Eien on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EIENBAND/

Eien on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/eienband/

Topics discussed in this episode : Band Names & Voice Recognition | OneWoman Company | Swedish Labels | Blind Guardian | Morgana Lefay | Yngwie Malmsteen | Savatage | Criss Oliva | George Orwell's 1984 | Greek Economic Crash | Line 6 Pod | Peavey 6505 | Randal Amplifiers

Make sure you check out the Support The Podcast Page to get deals on various items mentioned above!

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As a sufferer myself, and to support others with fibromyalgia, I have created this "fibromyalgia can suck it" shirt, with $10 from every sale going to the National Fibromyalgia Association.

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Music On Your Own Terms 071 “Dan Clayton/Fret Success - Still Being Himself”

Music On Your Own Terms 071 “Dan Clayton/Fret Success - Still Being Himself”

August 10, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 071 - Dan Clayton/Fret Success - Still Being Himself

We are both guitar nerds, and we both left the UK to live in North America. Dan Clayton is an acoustics engineer based in Calgary, Canada, that also records his own music, mixes others', and is the founder of Fret Success, an online resource for guitar players looking to improve their skills. Dan shares his journey from asking his parents for saxophone lessons and inheriting his dad's guitar instead, opening for some popular touring bands in the UK, and why he moved to Canada. We also have a nerdy gear discussion about guitars, amps, plugins and pedals.

Fret Success on the web - https://fretsuccess.com

Fret Success on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fretsuccess/

Dan Clayton on Instagram - http://fretsuccess_guitar_lessons

Dan Clayton on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-fret-success/

Topics discussed in this episode : Dire Straits - On The Night | Joe Satriani | Paul Gilbert | Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman - Good Omens | Canada Immigration Points System | Tree Picks | Mic Pattern Shapes | Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones | Spaceballs - Dark Helmet | PRS Supermodels Plugin | AKG C214 | Audix D6 | Duvet | Focusrite 6i6 | Audio Technica AT2020 | PRS MT15 | Marshall TSL100 | The Birth Of Loud | Orange Rockerverb 100 | Mesa Boogie TC100 | Peavey Invective Cab | PRS Archon | Paul Reed Smith | John Mann | Digitech Whammy DT | TC Electronic Mojo Mojo | Behringer Tube Screamer TO800 | Big Muff Pi With Tone Wicker | Ibanez Airplane Flanger | EHX Cathedral | EHX Silencer Noise Gate | Fortin Zuul | Dunlop Dimebag Crybaby From Hell | Boss NS2 | TC Electronic Sentry | ISP Decimator | Vox Wah | Morley Bad Horsie

Make sure you check out the Support The Podcast Page to get deals on various items mentioned above!

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Music On Your Own Terms 064 “Isbjörg - Pianos, Prog And Hiding Toes”

Music On Your Own Terms 064 “Isbjörg - Pianos, Prog And Hiding Toes”

July 6, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 064 - Isbjörg - Pianos, Prog And Hiding Toes

I recently stumbled upon a cover video of a song by the amazing Australian band Toehider. Being floored by the musicianship of the guys playing the song, I had to check their band out, and was immediately hooked on their sound. Isbjörg are a piano driven prog band, based in Aarhus, Denmark, and the more I listen to their music, the more I feel I am going to become a superfan. The guys discuss the history of the band, how they write and talk about some innovative ways in which they have gained fans and won a spot playing a major Danish festival. We also hear about the culture of Denmark's live scene, how they overcame losing pivotal members of the band, and what the future holds once the COVID situation is over.

Isbjörg on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Isbjorg/

Isbjörg on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/isbjorgband/

Isbjörg on the web - https://isbjorg.dk

Topics discussed in this episode : Aarhus | Agent Fresco | Toehider | Haken | Dream Theater | Tracy Chapman | Situationsfornærmelse | Svartsot | Guitar Hero 3 | Slayer | Kerry King | Green Day | Smukfest | Roskilde | Corona Gig Suit | Disinfectant Station | Stockholm Syndrome | Inside Out | Uglemix

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Music On Your Own Terms 063 “Storyteller - From The Darkness Into The Light”

Music On Your Own Terms 063 “Storyteller - From The Darkness Into The Light”

June 29, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 063 - Storyteller - From The Darkness Into The Light

Hailing mostly from the Dallas, Texas area, Storyteller are an eclectic sounding band in terms of where they fit genre-wise, but they are extremely focused on the message they portray both musically and lyrically. As you'll discover in one of the deepest interviews I have done thus far, the emotional connection that comes out of the band is undeniable. Having witnessed first hand the intensity that the band and in particular Justin the vocalist performs with, the art being produced is incredibly authentic. In this interview, we learn what drives the music, what the guys have been up to during the lock down, and how they are managing the band with a member living in a different state.

Storyteller on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/storytellertx/

Storyteller on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/storyteller_tx/

Storyteller on the web - https://storytellertx.bandcamp.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Killer's Tacos | Creatures & Chemicals | Tellurian | Band Name Advice For Voice Recognition | Gas Monkey Live Closing | Tomcats West Closing | Memphis May Fire | Circa Survive | Corona Virus Gig Suit

 

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Get Down with the Funk with this creative, loud, and empowering shirt. All proceeds will be donated to The National Bail Fund Network for the people that desperately need our support, and will benefit the cause for change further. Stand with your brothers and sisters!

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Music On Your Own Terms 062 “Amie Chatterley/Dakesis - Power, Metal, And No Days Off!!!”

Music On Your Own Terms 062 “Amie Chatterley/Dakesis - Power, Metal, And No Days Off!!!”

June 26, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 062 - Amie Chatterley/Dakesis - Power, Metal, And No Days Off!!!

In this inspiring episode, I talk to Amie Chatterley, bassist, backing vocalist and manger of the Birmingham, England based band, Dakesis. Amie talks us through the inner workings of a completely self-sufficient touring band, finding the time to manage several other acts, organize an entire festival, as well as run a web development company and recording studio. We also talking about the importance of remaining true to your values and promoting equality, whether that be shrouded in metaphor in music or in the real world, being a positive influence on your followers.

Amie on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AmieChatterleyMusic/

Amie on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/amie_dakesis/

Amie on the web - https://amiechatterleybass.com

Dakesis on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Dakesis/

Dakesis on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dakesis/

Dakesis on the web - https://www.dakesis.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Dudley | Fury | WomenOWar | WomanOWar | Children Of Bodom | Yngwie Malmsteen | Nita Strauss | Power Metal Quest Fest | Leah McHenry | Savvy Musician Academy | Eric Peterson | Testament | Birmingham Rock School | CapsaArx Studios

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Get Down with the Funk with this creative, loud, and empowering shirt. All proceeds will be donated to The National Bail Fund Network for the people that desperately need our support, and will benefit the cause for change further. Stand with your brothers and sisters!

https://downwiththefunk.itemorder.com

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This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company

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Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430

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Music On Your Own Terms 057 “Scott “Scottocaster” Harnish - The Vocal Warrior’s Dr Love”

Music On Your Own Terms 057 “Scott “Scottocaster” Harnish - The Vocal Warrior’s Dr Love”

June 1, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 057 - Scott "Scottocaster" Harnish - The Vocal Warrior's Dr Love

This time out I talk to Scott Harnish, a music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, producer/engineer and Gene Simmons impersonator, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, that also happens to be married to Elise Besler, who I talked to in episode 42. We discuss Scott's new EP, his band Fluid, and the bands that inspire him. We also hear that on one of the recent Kiss Kruises, Scott happened to meet previous guest Nikki Sinn that we heard from all the way back in episode 2 with Tester. As well as this, we discover how he and Elise met through being mutual fans of a Canadian blues-rock band Wide Mouth Mason. This is all of course interspersed with us waxing philosophical about 80s hair metal!

Scott on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ellisonscottmusic

Scott on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/scottocaster/   https://www.instagram.com/ellisonscottmusic/

Fluid on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fluidinyourears/

Topics discussed in this episode : Kiss Kruise | Tester | J. Chalmers Doane | Harris Institute | Wide Mouth Mason | ICQ | Chris Gains

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