Would You Spend 6 Hours To Gain 1 Fan?
Back in May, I spent 6 hours making the Dr. Who Tardis as sheet music. Those around me don’t understand why I made that instead of working on new music. I wasn’t selling it, and I only gained 1 new fan from it.
The answer is because it matters to my community. It was a thankyou, and it was also fun to make. Would you spend 6 hours to make someone happy? What if it was only for 1 person?
I simply make these things each week as a thankyou to those who support me. In the old days bands had to set up a costly tour, travel 4 hours to the nearest city, play a show, and be lucky to sell a CD afterwards. After gas, time, car repairs, broken cables, lodging, food, and more they’d be lucky to break even on their investment.
When people call me crazy it’s because they have no clue. They don’t want to spend 6 hours to gain a fan. They don’t want to answer every email, tweet, Facebook message, or Tumblr ask.
I come across people who want instant results. It’s the same breed that will watch Youtube videos on tips for “shortcuts on how to play piano”. It’s a trap - don’t fall for it. There are no shortcuts.
You have spend 6 hours per person. You want 1,000 true fans? Then you have to give them 6,000 true hours.
Tomorrow Is Doctor Who For Orchestra
Just a heads-up: it’ll be on your dashboard when you wake up!
Oh, and remember, we’re on Thursday releases now.