10 Things a Band Must Do to Have Fans: A Case Study

I found this on my Twitter feed.  Chris China-Birta is a social media maven in Romania (!!!) who is looking at the idea of branding in music.  He’s compiled a list of ten things all bands must do in order to have a well-stocked and well-maintained fanfase.

Here are the basics.  For the full list with explanations, go here.


  1. The Music
  2. The Personality
  3. The Unity of Band Nucleus
  4. Charisma
  5. Good PR
  6. The “Out of Common”
  7. Receptiveness Towards the Future
  8. Availability for Intense and Longer Effort
  9. Connection with Fans
  10. Good Management

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Meanwhile, there’s another book you should read if you’re hoping to get some tips about making your band more successful.  Check out the newly expanded edition of Your Band is a Virus by James Moore.



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