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Episode Info: In this week's B-SIDES episode, we're looking at touring, and whether with the opportunities that social media brings, if you need to tour to build an audience and have a successful career. This episode was inspired by an answer Nick Blagona gave to a question about the common traits he sees in successful artists - we'd love to know what YOU think!Highlights:Nick Blagona shares his thoughts on why artists need to be touringNick shares some examples of why touring is beneficial for artists“If you can find an area in the world where you’re popular on the internet, go there and do a gig in that city” - Nick BlagonaWe believe that with social media, you can still be a successful artist without going on the roadThere’s still a lot of money in touring, but it’s not the be all and end all, as you can find your audience onlineWe talk about other ways that artists can make money without touringWe talk about how it used to have to tour in order to find your audience, whereas now you can find them without touring“There’s no substitute for real life, human interaction, but it’s not the only way to reach and engage your audience” - Marcio NovelliWe talk about how artists can do shorter tours, or online shows, if they can’t go on the road for months at a time“The magic of the world we live in today is that you can build a following online before heading out on the road” - Marcio NovelliSponsors:Christine Infanger @ Thirty RosesRead more »

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