Dumb and Dumbest Episode #291: Lady J Bookums of Indie Artist Blueprint


Setting realistic goals for the short, medium, and long-term are as key as the quality of your music and content when trying to “make it in music”. Dumb and Dumbest #291 is streaming and it’s an all about Lady J Bookums of Indie Artist Blueprint! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #290: Interview With Leah McHenry of Savvy Musician Academy


Marketing for your release seems complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. It starts with the right amount of strategy, tactics, and follow through! Dumb and Dumbest #290 is streaming and it’s an Interview With Leah McHenry of Savvy Musician Academy. Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #289: Interviewing Alex Haber Of Heavy New York


There is an art to conducting interviews with bands at scale and keeping them high on the quality scale! Dumb and Dumbest #289 is streaming and it’s all about Interviewing Alex Haber Of Heavy New York! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #288: Misconceptions About PR, Marketing and Advertising


Before you engage a publicist for your campaign, it’s crucial to know what is actually covered by PR and what isn’t! Dumb and Dumbest #288 is streaming and it’s all about Misconceptions About PR, Marketing and Advertising! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #287: End of Year Lists and You


End of Year Lists are a great way to not only get some free great content, it usually energizes your fans because people love to argue on social media about bands and opinions! Dumb and Dumbest #287 is streaming and it’s all about End of Year Lists and You! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading


GUEST POST: Becky Laverty of Pioneer Music Press – 2018 in Review


 

Concluding our 2018 In Review guest posts from some of the UK’s rock/metal/alternative music publicists is Becky Laverty of Pioneer Music Press and Cappio Records. Not only does Becky work with a fine selection of the finest alternative, progressive, dark, occult, doomy and, primarily, artistic bands, her work with Damnation and The Roadburn Festival are the stuff of legends. In addition, she also takes time to write advice pieces for bands and others involved in the music industry. She is, indeed, the goodest of eggs and future pub quiz champion of the UK (2019)… Continue reading


GUEST POST: Donnay Clancy from The Noise Cartel – 2018 in Review


 

Not only is Donnay Clancy, publicist at The Noise Cartel, one of the friendliest (and most patient with us!) going, she also sends us great music from Century Media and Sumerian Records (amongst other labels), including acts such as Asking Alexandria, and Ghost Cult favourites At The Gates, and Between The Buried And Me. She also, as you will see, continues the theme of the UK’s metal PR people have THE best taste in music…Continue reading


GUEST POST: Joe Naan of Nuclear Blast (UK) – 2018 in Review


As the largest Metal label in the world, Nuclear Blast and it’s subsidiaries (SharpTone and Arising Empires) has a conveyor belt of exceptional talent at their disposal. Joe Naan joined their PR team earlier in the year and has been a regular in our inbox ever since, representing their incredible roster.Continue reading


GUEST POST: High Priestess Nighthawk of Heavy Temple’s Top Ten Albums Of 2018


For the next edition of our end of year guest posts, we have High Priestess Nighthawk, bassist and vocalist of Heavy Temple and her Top Albums of 2018. Heavy Temple spent 2018 being total badasses, and they are looking to smash 2019 to pieces as well. The band will record and release their next album soon, and have already booked a spring gig at Decibel’s Metal And Beer Festival. We’ll be sharing more lists like this one, 2018 memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe all month long.Continue reading


GHOST CULT ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2018 – Senior Editor Steve Tovey


Minimal waffle, maximum music – I’m very aware that there is too much music and not enough time! I’ve had close to 1,000 albums pass through my inbox this year alone (I’ve probably only been able to listen to about a third of them), and what I’m presenting are my favourite albums of 2018, the albums that I’ve connected most with, that matter most to me, one way or another.

Hope you find something new to get into…  Continue reading