Being in a Band

Being in a Band is a podcast for savvy musicians who want to learn more about music business, marketing, branding, strategy, mindset and all things, well, being in a band. Hosted by digital marketer, music journalist and musician, Monica Strut, this show is designed to be a resource for bands to up-skill, empower themselves and take their music careers to the next level

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Today I am speaking with A&R rep, marketing consultant, and all-round legend, Matt Bacon. Starting out at 14 years old as a music journalist, he now consults with record labels such as Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions, Blacklight Media and Artoffact Records as well as Plastic Head and Your Mate Bookings.
In this episode, I’m chatting to Courtney LaPlante and Mike Stringer from metal band, Spiritbox.  We talk all about their branding and release strategy and how they were able to achieve epic results on a budget. All their videos have hundreds of thousands of views and as you’ll find out, many were filmed on an iPhone!
No doubt your band’s photos are at the forefront of portraying what your band stands for. They can help generate hype and propel your marketing and PR efforts, or they can keep your band in the garage.
Here are the 10 commandments of band photos to keep in mind during your next shoot!

I also have a weekly segment on The Daily Music Business Podcast!

Whether you are a new artist or an experienced professional, TDMBP brings you music business tips, strategies, and detailed steps for advancing your career in music from a variety of music business professionals daily!

TDMBP is proud to be a part of the Sound Talent Media Network.

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Email me at or DM me on Instagram – @monicastrut!