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Live Performances Are Crucial for Any Real Artist

In a compelling exploration of the music industry, we delve into the undeniable significance of live performances for authentic artists and their artistic growth.
Words by Jayvis Mercado
Photo from Travis Scott’s official Instagram page @travisscott, with no intended copyright infringement.

Live performances are a crucial part of any artist’s career. While recording music and releasing it online can help you reach a wider audience, there’s no substitute for the energy and connection that comes from performing live. Here are reasons why live performances are essential for every artist:

CONNECT WITH FANS

Live performances give artists the chance to connect with their fans in a more personal way. Fans who have only listened to an artist’s music online can see them perform live, get to know them better, and feel a deeper connection to their work.

GAIN NEW FANS

Performing live is also an excellent way to attract new fans. People who might not have heard of an artist before can be won over by a powerful live performance.


DEVELOP STAGE PRESENCE

Performing live requires a different set of skills than recording in a studio. Artists who regularly perform live can develop their stage presence, learn how to engage with the audience, and improve their overall performance skills.

TEST NEW MATERIAL

Performing new songs live can be a great way for artists to test their material before releasing it. They can gauge audience reactions, see what works and what doesn’t, and make changes accordingly.

CREATE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Live performances allow artists to create a unique experience for their fans. They can add special effects, lighting, and other elements that aren’t possible in a recording studio, making each show a one-of-a-kind event.

GENERATE REVENUE

Live performances can be a significant source of revenue for artists. Ticket sales, merchandise, and other revenue streams can help supplement income from streaming and sales.

NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Performing live can also provide opportunities to network with industry professionals, such as music executives, producers, and other artists. These connections can lead to collaborations and other opportunities in the future.

EXPAND YOUR REACH

Live performances can help an artist expand their reach beyond their local area or even their home country. By performing in new places, they can attract new fans and gain exposure in different markets.

IT’S FUN

Performing live is just plain fun! There’s nothing quite like the rush of performing on stage and connecting with an audience. It’s an experience that every artist should have.

Live performances are an essential part of an artist’s career. They provide opportunities to connect with fans, gain new ones, develop skills, create unique experiences, generate revenue, network with industry professionals, expand reach and, most importantly, have fun. Every artist should take advantage of these benefits by performing live as often as possible.

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