your fans. Make True Blue Fans! Put tons of images and photos on your
tools...you can employ them, but you come up empty-handed. It's a new
music business now. It's about bands and fans. It's about
relationships. That's what the Web offers. All those assholes who
lost their jobs running labels who said that no act ever broke on the
Internet just don't understand that THEIR kind of act hasn't broken on
the Net, a ubiquitous superstar...but acts are breaking. Rather,
they're building. Growing. Into sustainable entities. And it takes
A LONG FRIGGING TIME!!
remain, the people who NEED to be in the music business. And they're
working with acts with the same passion they possess.
not to buy it on iTunes, but STEAL IT, because you just don't have
enough money to feed your music addiction.
garden, charging a fortune for admission. It's a matter of connecting
with people, making music that they want to hear forever. They'll
give you all the money they've got. The most passionate down loaders
are the most passionate concertgoers, they'll even buy the CD to hear
the music of their favorite bands in a PRISTINE FASHION! But they
want the privilege of being able to surf and find new acts. They're
always in search of greatness. They're fed up with the pabulum that's
been fed to them by the media manipulators.
sold by word of mouth, one fan to the next. And you can no longer
manufacture buzz. Buzz has got to be real. Because there are people
out to bust you for your shenanigans, and most don't have time to pay
attention anyway. But if people find something good, they'll give it
ALL their attention.
That's what cemented your FANDOM. It had nothing to do with the
backdrops, the special effects, but the vibe, the music.
have to play/sing well and have something to say.
will be fewer and fewer, because it's almost impossible to make any
dough doing that anymore. You need a 360 deal and advertisements and
movies... It's damn hard.
and you can wait for the virus to spread, you can play music for the
rest of your life. You may not own a Rolls. Your mother's friends
might not know who you are. But when you hit the stage, you're going
to hear a roar of appreciation that will put a grin on your face just
like when your first grade teacher gave you a compliment. You're
gonna feel like life's worth living. Because you know what you mean
to these people. You're part of their lives. You help them get
through. You have a RELATIONSHIP!
music. Great music finds its own way.