I just agreed to drive to Indiana to do a free concert. Short notice, no pay, it will cost me a hotel and gas, so why did I do it? In short, it is great exposure and in front of the right audience for me. I will also have a merchandise table and someone to run it for me. Will it end up paying for itself? I hope so, but if not now, I do believe it will over time. I'm in this for the long haul and I feel like a sacrifice now, will add up to greater rewards down the road. If I do a great show for 600+ people who have not heard my music before, then I know I will sell merchandise and meet and greet with new fans. At this point in my career the more exposure and wider fan base I can develop is all a good thing in my mind. I read an article a while back on developing a "Super Fan" Do you know that if you have 1000 "Super Fans" you can make a great living as an artist? I don't know about you, but I'm not there yet. However, I look at this as an opportunity to develop more.

More ramblings, thanks and have a great day.
Doug

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Comment by Doug Briney on October 11, 2013 at 4:03pm

Thanks Doug, I appreciate the encouragement.

Comment by Doug Zepp on October 11, 2013 at 3:49pm

DOUG, YOU ARE MAKING SMART MOVES,  AS YOU SAID, IT WILL PAY OFF DOWN THE ROAD. I ADMIRE YOUR APPROACH TO MOVING FORWARD. I WISH YOU THE BEST!

Comment by Doug Briney on October 11, 2013 at 2:23pm

Thanks Michael, that is what I am trying to do is build my "business"  

Comment by Michael Kay on October 11, 2013 at 9:09am
Smart Doug. People often forget that it's the Music Business and that building your fan base is everything. It will be good exposure as well as content to tweet and photos to post. Plus you're playing outside of your backyard. Most importantly, artists spend a great deal of time on the road and these days make most of their money on the road. Getting use to the travel is good training and helps get the live show perfect.

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