Host: Katie Kellert (@katiekellert), musician/arts admin/teacher

How do we best create understanding and inspire devotion in those we’d like to be listening to what we do before, during, and after they experience new music?

Katie’s introduction:

Hi folks! Welcome to #musochat! Tonight’s topic is Creating The True Fan. What is a “true fan”? Here’s a little background. tl;dr my blog post? NP: a “true fan” is someone who’s on board with & will make an effort to support any work an artist does.

A little info before we begin: I’m interested in hearing from you new music creators and fans about what inspires your support.

Tonight’s questions approach the topic from a fan perspective, because as lovers of new music, we’re also its biggest fans! Feel free to chime in with your own best practices as artists too – it’s great to learn from other artists’ successes. Not just artists too: if you’re not a performer/composer, or even not necessarily a new music fan, I’d like your thoughts too!

Questions:

  1. Introductions: who are you, where are you, & who are the artists whose work you’d go anywhere to experience?
  2. What about an artist or their work makes you want to repeat the experience again & again?
  3. What do you like to know about an artist or their work in general before you decide to attend a performance for the first time?
  4. What do you like to know about a new work before you experience it? Would you rather: in depth info or go in w/ a blank slate? What are some great examples of pre-event descriptions that reflected the work well and made you feel prepared?
  5. Is it important for you to be able to connect to the artist outside of the performance or event, and if so, how? After an event, how do you like to interact w/ the artist to give feedback, show appreciation, share the experience?
  6. Is it important to connect w/ other fans of an artist or work, & does that help inspire you to continue to support that artist?
  7. What things do you like to hear from an artist in between events that give you insight into their work & create interest?
  8. Are you more likely to support an artist on a work-by-work basis, or regardless of specific output? (eg concert tix vs Patreon) (Note from Katie: So important: fans want to know their money will be well placed. Help them find out why you deserve it.)

Here are the original questions:

Now it’s time for this week’s discussion!


Q1: Introductions: who are you, where are you, & who are the artists whose work you’d go anywhere to experience?

http://twitter.com/surrendertofun/status/719335951789617152


Q2: What about an artist or their work makes you want to repeat the experience again & again?


Q3: What do you like to know about an artist or their work in general before you decide to attend a performance for the first time?


Q3.1: What are examples of artists or presenters who did a great job piquing your interest before an event?


Q4: What do you like to know about a new work before you experience it? Would you rather: in depth info or go in w/ a blank slate?


Q4.1: What are some great examples of pre-event descriptions that reflected the work well and made you feel prepared?


Q5: Is it important for you to be able to connect to the artist outside of the performance or event, and if so, how?

http://twitter.com/mezzoihnen/status/719338484704481280


Q5.1: After an event, how do you like to interact w/ the artist to give feedback, show appreciation, share the experience?

http://twitter.com/Operaversity/status/719339044115738624


Q6: Is it important to connect w/ other fans of an artist or work, & does that help inspire you to continue to support that artist?


Q7: What things do you like to hear from an artist in between events that give you insight into their work & create interest?


Q8: Are you more likely to support an artist on a work-by-work basis, or regardless of specific output? (eg concert tix vs Patreon)