How exactly should a band in NYC go about building an audience of fans? Sure they spread can spread their shows once a month, but that leaves them with only 12 possible dates in a year for fans to catch them live. Most of those fans in the initial stages are friends.
Thanks for answering these. It means a lot coming from someone of your experience.
Hey there, when you're just getting started you want to play anywhere and everywhere all the time to get performance experience and really let the world know that you are a live band. Once your band is tight and people are coming back to your shows (without you having to beg them), that's when you spread your shows out and rally everyone around a big show every 6-12 weeks.
Make sure your online presence is solid as well and that you have solid recordings and videos that your new fans can show their friends to get them excited for your show. Don't neglect your online presence or your recordings. It's the best recruitment tool you have.
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I have just spent about 4 hours reading through many of your articles therefore resulting in me singing up to your email list.
I need some advice if you could possibly help me out?
I manage a band (who right all their own music) but I also own the publishing rights (inc all copyrights) to recordings of theirs that I finance.
I am just a small time company atm. Should I myself sign up to a publisher admin to help me deal with all the work as a one man publisher or can I do it myself with just signing up to say BMI (worldwide deal) an MCPS (for UK Mechanicals) etc.
I'm sorry to give you further work after your fantastically helpful and insightful articles!
Blessings and thanks,
James A F Lacey
i'm a gospel music artist which company would you suggest for this type of music for promotion and distributionAri Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 12/24/2015