Fan Etiquette and Your Band's Reputation
August 2014

Sometimes the fans that love you the most can ruin it for other people. This article won't apply to all bands out there, but should you run into a situation with an unruly fan, Sheena Metal's expertise below should help you resolve it.

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Fan Etiquette: Are The People Who Love Your Music Ruining Your Band's Reputation?
by Sheena Metal

They're generous, they're consistent, they're giving.. and most of all.. they love your music. They're your fans and they come to every one of your live shows, fork out money for cover charges, CDs and t-shirts, bring your band gifts, throw you house parties, and spread the word of your music on the internet and beyond. Your fans are the single most important ingredient to the success of your band. Without them, you'd be rocking out in your Aunt's basement to an audience of none.. well, maybe her cat.

But there can be a dark side to the hoards of happy humans drunk on your future #1 hits. Sometimes the folks barreling in to see you play, or flooding your websites with their online presence are causing more harm than good to the reputation of your band. Rude behavior, message board flaming, compulsive sticker-ing and flyer-ing, may all seem like helping to your flock of followers but to club owners, industry and those newly interested in your music, they may seem like trouble-makers, belligerents and vandals.

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