Music is a passionate art. You have to feel it and give off energy for an audience, but how do you build a loyal fanbase and make yourself memorable?
There are many factors that go into building and maintaining a solid fanbase, but some of the most important aspects come down to passion, dedication, talent and creativity.
Express your personality through more than just your music
Exude your personality through different avenues such as social media posts or even merchandise. Take the time to show some love with every fan by being real in what you say on social media and respond back quickly if someone has concern with your art. Treat fans well because without their support, your music would not mean as much as it does.
American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Dave Childz has successfully built his brand – both his personal brand as a musician and his brand ATF.L Entertainment, a business in which he operates with his brother, JonJohn.
With over 100k fans and followers on his Instagram account @DaveChildz as well as a line of merchandise, Childz from the Bronx, New York brand has carved out an identity in society and represents something special to many listeners because of his consistent level of quality across a wide range of avenues. His branding is also consistent across all platforms.
Quality over quantity
Dave Childz takes great pride in how he delivers his music to his fans, choosing to prioritize quality rather than quick releases at the expense of high quality music. Dave also delivers the type of authenticity that is sometimes hard to come across in today’s commercial music scene. Fans of Dave Childz have to come to understand that once they push play they will be listening to Dave’s realest and best.
If you already possess these qualities then keep pushing forward – even if it doesn’t seem like many people care or support what you’re doing right now – they’ll soon catch up one day.
To become a successful musician, no doubtedly one of the most crucial components is in building a loyal fan base. Those in the industry know that producing great music alone isn’t enough on its own. Having a strategic plan in place for marketing and branding will get you further and create more lifelong fans.
One thing you will also want to consider is how your music reflects who you are as an artist outside of just being another voice in the crowd trying to make it big – because we all know this could never happen without a loyal fanbase.
Dave Childz will be releasing his next studio album “Welcome To Madness” in 2021 and has plans to continue releasing a steady stream of singles in the upcoming future. 2021 will also see the summer/fall release of the Welcome To Madness collection for his ATFL merch brand, ATF.L Cloth. Childz also has plans to announce his first international tour in 2022.