This past week was a banner week for social media in Texas Music. ¬†The sensational confessions of one act were paired with the regular postings of tour dates, crowd shots, after party pics and highway lines. ¬†Fan interaction via social media is one of the largest parts of an artist’s job in the year 2014. ¬†This hyper-connection makes us feel like we know the artists better than we actually do. ¬†It connects us to the music in ways we may not have otherwise experienced.
This connectivity was at the forefront of Galleywinter’s creation all those years ago. ¬†To connect like-minded fans and artists and support a thriving a community of music lovers. ¬†This was pre-Twitter/Facebook etc. ¬†Using old school message board technology, road trips were planned, show reviews posted and people bonded. ¬†It was a great tool then and as technology has improved that tool has only strengthened.
By getting to know so much about the artists we admire, we are able to enjoy the music on deeper levels. ¬†Additionally, we are able to connect with fans across the globe that dig the same thing we do. ¬† ¬†A new act like Chris King can build a loyal following just by being a good follow on Twitter. ¬†Jason Isbell is able to add to his hip factor via displaying his wit on Twitter. ¬†On the flip side, we have a couple of my least favorite artists…ArtistData and his compadre Team _______. ¬†If I want to know when you’re touring, I’ll look … Keep Reading