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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 and Monica Strut!

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

This episode’s artist suggestion – October Tide

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