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Re: Connecting to fanbase / Touring / some encouraging figures

For what you're saying, Matt, Topspin is pretty cool.  I think it's 
www.topspin.com... but could be wrong.  

Richard Sales
Sent from my IPad

On Jun 14, 2011, at 4:20 PM, Matt Davignon <mattdavignon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, the live show aspect as you say below is important.
> The connection that I'm trying to make is mostly to people who
> download one's CDs and like them - figuring out how to make it easy to
> get them on an announcement list. (And then to sort the announcement
> list by localities, so that people on the other side of the country
> are not bored by the announcements of local shows.)
> Arguably, you can't force people on your mailing list. You mostly want
> to make it easy to find and sign up for.
> -- 
> Matt Davignon
> mattdavignon@gmail.com
> www.ribosomemusic.com
> Podcast! http://ribosomematt.podomatic.com
> Rigs! http://www.youtube.com/user/ribosomematt
> Steve Uccello <stevebassbird@yahoo.com> was all:
>> Matt, finding your audience can be a very long and discouraging task, I 
>> feel like I am terrible at it.  Being as strategically efficient as 
>> possible and taking any 'shortcuts'one can are definitaly essential (if 
>> you figure any out let us know!)  But to me it seems the best way to go 
>> about it is to offer something very high quality, not meaning any 
>> qualitative value on playing etc, just being really good at whatever it 
>> is you do (whether it's a classical concert pianist or a performance 
>> artist who smears strawberry pudding all over themselves while playing 
>> a kazoo, you know what I mean) and then offering that thing 
>> consistently for a long period of time.  As well as playing, I've put 
>> on a few shows & house concerts around the Monterey Bay area (promoting 
>> and playing w/ Steve Lawson, Lobelia, Bryan Beller/Kira Small, Bill 
>> Walker, Atmos Trio, Gustaf Fjelstrom)  I even opened for Kim Boekbinder 
>> as well as Saul Kaye.  And it seemed I had to do a quite a few
>>  before people even got the idea they were happening and worth coming 
>> to. And that was even with a few radio spots on KPIG and flyering, 
>> emailing etc.  Seems people (& I'm totally guilty of this too) go: 'I 
>> missed it this time, but I'll make the next one' and so it goes.  Seems 
>> good to also team up with other folks and help promote them, and to 
>> just keep doing it unflinchingly for a super long time maintaining a 
>> high quality experience %100 of the time.  I always ask myself, "am I 
>> doing my audience a favor or are they doing me a favor by coming and 
>> listening?" But, I've rambled long enough! And hey, let's try to do a 
>> show together sometime, (seriously) or at least meet up and jam or hang 
>> out! Good luck with everything, it certainly is tricky to get things 
>> off the ground and even more so when you do something 'out of the box' 
>> oh that makes me think of a cool panel discussion Steve Lawson did 
>> about out of the box music, check it out here:
>> http://www.stevelawson.net/2009/07/podcast-of-the-outside-the-box-panel-from-unconvention/
>> Best wishes, Steve Uccello
>> http://www.uccelloprojects.blogspot.com/
>> www.steveuccello.com