ALBUM REVIEW: Spiritbox – Eternal Blue


Let’s take a minute and talk about hype. We all have a vague notion of what it is, but how does one obtain it? Can it be harnessed long term or is it a matter of riding that wave while it’s marginally available? For instance, how did Job For A Cowboy use it to jump from MySpace unto Metal Blade? Beats me. Whatever the case may be, it appears abundantly clear that Spiritbox know how to tap into it and are doing so on Eternal Blue (Rise Records). But can Spiritbox carry this momentum all through an album? Continue reading


Guns N Roses Classic Track “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Passes One Billion Streams on Spotify


Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Guns N Roses massive hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine” has surpassed one billion streams on Spotify. This comes less than two years after the song became the first music video from the 1980s to rock its way into YouTube’s Billion Views Club.Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #565: Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks Returns

Matt and Curtis welcome back Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks/Blast Beat Network. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #565 is an interview with Ben Umanov of Metal Sucks on Whether Where you Are From Matters. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #564: Group Chat On Promoting Music, Hardcore Ethics and More!

Matt, Curtis, and Keefy from Ghost Cult hosted a new FREE music marketing Q & A over Zoom. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #564 is our Group Chat On Promoting Music, Hardcore Ethics and More! The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #563: Miscommunication

Matt and Curtis discuss why being clear with your communication is everything. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #563 is all about Miscommunication. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #562: Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions


Matt welcomes in music industry legend and expert Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions (ex Season of Mist) but his long career in the business. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #562 is an interview with Gunnar Sauermann of Prophecy Productions. International. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #561: Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International


Matt welcomes in Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International to forecast what the future of the music industry looks like for record deals, touring, and more. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #561 is an interview with Trevor Swenson of Dynamic Talent International. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #560: Clarity Of Communication


Matt and Curtis discuss how to be clear about what you are asking for and how to respond to queries. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #560 is all about Clarity Of Communication. Join our next Music Marketing Q & A zoom call on February 3rd at 2 PM EST. DM Matt or Curtis for more info. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).Continue reading


Dumb and Dumbest Episode #559: Ula Gehret of Clandestine Music


Matt welcomes back to the pod music industry expert Ula Gehret Of Clandestine Music to discuss the evolving landscape of the business in 2021. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #559 features Ula Gehret of Clandestine Music on Metal After COVID. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Continue reading