Started by petekelly, May 12, 2010, 07:19:02 AM
Quote from: mgriffin on May 12, 2010, 08:22:00 AM It must be disappointing, though, after many years of work both in the studio and on tour, to see the number of fans dwindling rather than growing.
Quote from: drone on on May 12, 2010, 06:39:18 PMI saw Robert back in '94 at a little church in San Francisco for the Propagation album (Noe Valley Ministry), twas a fan-frickintastic concert (with Lisa Moscow on sarod), but very low turnout, even for this little place. I think back then before the Internet caught on it was even harder to advertise shows like this--you'd find out about it via small flyers, local freebie papers, or word of mouth. Nowadays I'm sure the turnout is bigger with his performances, but probably still not that big, and I think this is due to the nature of the music. EM is not popular in the US compared to Europe, where people buy more CD's and attend more EM concerts. Meanwhile, Britney Spears sells out at the HP Pavilion or Oakland Coliseum. Sad! Just shows the majority of the population has the worst taste in music imagineable...
Quote from: vidnaObmana on May 15, 2010, 03:25:05 AMI think it's mostly a sign of the times. We may not forget that we're not getting younger and it seems the the next generations of music lovers are quite different from our generation. I do see this happening to my own and other gigs throughout Europe. Quite unpredictable as with my recent Microphonics tour throughout Europe I played before audiences of 120 people or just even 4 people. Nevertheless on both occassions they were impressive and very respectful. I just don't mind playing for a gathering of 100 people or 4, I can't take it for granted that I do these concerts and that I'm able to share my passion with others. I just love the fact of playing intimate and very small-scaled concerts more and more. It's a fact that our kind of music nowadays gets more and more 'underground' than even before in our high days of electronic music scene of the 80's and 90's.Of course there's a huge difference between Robert and myself, I think Robert still tries to live from his music while I have a 9 to 5 dayjob, which gives me, apart from the frustration now & then, the extreme freedom to do whatever I want with my music - whether it's commercially accepted or not.I'm sure the decreasing interest in our music scene must put a lot of pressure on Robert's shoulders.For those who are interested in reading the blog on my Microphonics tour, about the hi and lows, the seedy venues and promoters, the respectful audiences and the satisfaction of playing your music before audiences : www.dirkserries.com
Quote from: dreamin4ever on May 15, 2010, 01:12:58 PMLike you said were all not getting any younger. Just wiser. Cheers.
Quote from: MarkM on May 23, 2010, 02:47:21 PMPublicity, timing, and venue are critical.
Quote from: Sjaak on May 25, 2010, 01:48:41 PM a good website and connections with the experimental music media is very important.