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4 Getting Onstage: The Basics

4 Getting Onstage: The Basics

The live industry is going from strength to strength at all levels at the moment, and playing live is a key area for developing artistes to build a fan base. Other areas of the media, like radio, are tough to break into, so building a loyal following through touring is essential.

—Phil Catchpole, A&R Manager, Chrysalis Music Publishing

I am assuming that, as a musician, singer, turntablist, or performer, you may feel that as well as achieving satisfaction from your creative output, there is a certain inducement for fame and riches. That is fine; if you strive to be the best at something, you should be rewarded. Your music (or someone else’s) could well be a passport to fame, glamour, and wealth.

It is unlikely, however, that you will earn much more than a meager living initially from just selling CDs or playing live. (Even in this age of television-based talent shows, such as American Idol and X Factor, the winners have had to go through a long and arduous selection process, which is usually built on the back of years of trying to escape from obscurity. Overnight fame and fortune do not really happen.) A combination of promotion tactics, including live performance, should provide you with an adequate living and may even catapult you to superstardom.


  

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