Even more fans at your live shows? Stay simple

Last week I told you about a band that I attended life at a festival. This band managed to let me wondering who they are, and to this day I don’t know – even though several people reached out to me to help me.

Honestly, I don’t wanna know anymore. And I’m not sad about it. It’s sad for the band because I can find many other great-sounding artists and bands out there. I just have to open Youtube, Spotify, read blogs, go on social media, and much more.

Last Sunday, I wanted to visit another festival. This time with my daughter. But I got sick. So I decided to walk down memory lane and tell you from another show I attended this summer.

The band was great. Well-performed music made me enjoy their show. And they even had a big name tag on stage. Though, something was still missing. It was within the show. 

It was after a few songs that they told the audience who they were. Without many words, they just said hello and that was all. During the whole show, they told a few stories about some songs, but they failed at telling people what to do. 

(I’m not talking about putting up their hands – I’m talking about following them)

The same approach that I mentioned last time applies here, too. Keep it simple stupid. Give people one clear call to action. And repeat it. A show usually goes from thirty minutes up to two hours. If you mention only one time who you are and that people can follow you – well, goodbye music career, I’d dare to say.

Nobody likes spam. But I’m not telling you to spam. Present yourself and make it very clear how to find and follow you. If you miss this part, you damage your music career. 

And if you don’t believe me, try it out yourself. Next time you go on stage, give people a reason to follow you. Do not beg. For example, tell them a story and say that they can find pictures of that story on your website. Or play a new song and tell them it’s coming out in one month and that they can subscribe on your website (mailing list) to get more details about it and when it gets released.

Just a few thoughts. I’m sure you’re creative enough to put your own spin at it. 

Now go out and get more fans 🙂

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