To enlarge a fan base and keep them interested, the artist needs to regularly pump out content that aligns with their branded archetype—providing additional facets to who they are. After all, the core of branding is distinguishing one from the masses—creating visual, aural, and emotional identity. Ask Questions Before content generation though, the archetype needs to be selected and be front and center in the artist’s mind and their staff’s minds (manager, publicist, etc.). An easy way to identify an artist’s archetype is to ask these questions: What’s the artist’s freak factor? … Read more
If you are an artist and want to get noticed, follow these steps. In today’s cluttered digital space, it’s imperative for an artist to pump images, videos, and text out in a kaleidoscope of ways that tap into the zeitgeist of their target market. When you develop content that aligns with your personal brand, your fan base will grow. The more fans you have, the more social clout you have when presenters consider booking you and the more leverage you have when negotiating fees (i.e. make more money by building brand dimension). … Read more
DISCLOSURE: This piece is tailored for breakout classical musicians earning over $100,000/year through their art, but the principles can be applied to most artists at different career levels. Traditional press coverage has become rare, highly prized, and very expensive. To cut through the extraneous information sent to journalists, artists need to hire PR experts to land them coverage. However, even then, it doesn’t guarantee press placement.