B-SIDES: Do Bands Still Need To Tour?


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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!


  • Nick Blagona shares his thoughts on why artists need to be touring
  • Nick 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 Blagona
  • We believe that with social media, you can still be a successful artist without going on the road
  • There’s still a lot of money in touring, but it’s not the be all and end all, as you can find your audience online
  • We talk about other ways that artists can make money without touring
  • We 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 Novelli
  • We 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 Novelli


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