Rule #1…. Your Fans Come First
Rule #1: Your Fans Come First. As an independent artist, I don't believe there to be a more essential component to your success than building your fanbase. I know how "common sense" that comes off sounding...but when you think of the normal way a fan is treated by a major artist...they're seemingly treated like a statistic.
Since the beginning of modern pop music, "superstars" have seemed always like deities. These "higher than high" beings of music culture have always been viewed as unattainable. But what if you were to strip away the layers of unattainability? What if you were to make yourself more directly available to every single fan? How would that change your credibility as an artist? Would it enhance it? Or would it devalue it? I argue that it would enhance it...astronomically.