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The Gone

With influences from the punk scene, Lancaster, PA's The Gone joins us to talk about where they've been, where they're headed, and their new development deal.

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi guys! We're really happy to have you on TFC!

The Gone: We're really happy to be had on TFC, hahaha, just kidding. Thanks a lot for having us, well not having us, that would've been a lot of labor. We mean including us, hahaha.

TFC: Ok, yeah...good call. We'll say we're happy you've been "included" or "joined us" on TFC, LOL. That labor part isn't so inviting! We just watched your video on y...

#MusicIndustryMonday: Kylie Rebecca Photography

Kylie from Kylie Rebecca Photography met up with us for today's #MusicIndustryMonday and talked about her life on the road as a professional music photographer, tools of the trade, a typical day...and some of the shoots she's done with KISS, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy and more.

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi Kylie! Thanks for doing an interview with us today! 

Kylie: Hey TFC! Thanks so much for having me! 

TFC: Ok, so where is home base for you? 

Kylie: I live in Nashville, TN. But with touring, everywhere feels kinda like home.

TFC: What style of shooti...

Goodbye, Goodnight

Kyle Goffinet, known professionally as Goodbye, Goodnight, joined us to talk about his music, the Louisville scene and a comical Donald Trump sighting-of-sorts at a recent show of his!

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi Kyle! Thanks for joining us today. You’re artist name is “Goodbye, Goodnight”. Tell us how that came about? What’s the meaning behind the name?

Goodbye, Goodnight: Thanks for having me! The name came from the song, “Call it Karma” by Silverstein. I was listening to an acoustic rendition of the song and loved the flow of the two words together. It just seemed rather catchy to me.


#MusicIndustryMonday: Morgan Carney of Rocketown

We met up with Morgan Carney, Entertainment Manager at the venue Rocketown in Nashville. Morgan gave us some great insight not only about the inner workings of Rocketown, but about how indie acts get booked into venues in general.

The Fan Connection (TFC): Hi Morgan! Thanks for taking some time to talk with us today! We've spent a bit of time at Rocketown for different music events, and it's definitely one of our favorite venues! We LOVE the vibe there!

Morgan Carney: Of course! I appreciate the kind words!

TFC: Rocketown is so much more than "just" a music venue, and we're going to concentrate on the music side o...

The Importance of Using Social Media Between Gigs
An excerpt by Mark Powers

Consider the following scenario.

A local band books that big show at that cool venue in town. As the date draws nearer, the band members burst into action. A couple awesome images are shared online; a Facebook event page magically appears and starts getting promoted; everyone on everyone's friends lists are invited; fun little reminders about the upcoming show are tweeted daily.

Gig day comes and things are amazing! A multitude of fans turn out, the venue is ecstatic, tons of merch is purchased, and all is wonderful with the world.

Someone from the band pops on the Facebook event page the morning after and posts a huge: "Luv you guys SO much! Tha...