Band "fan helper" organizations?
Wed Sep 22 11:55:32 EDT 2004
Political parties have been using "street teams" seemingly forever....
it's a variation on a very old theme
Damon M. Ayala wrote:
>I think she mentioned non-blues bands because, for the most part, blues bands
>don't utilize the street-team concept. Street-teams are not specific to any
>genre of music, but the idea tends to be utilized by the younger generation. I
>have some youg ladies working with me on Carlos Guitarlos website and other
>things and one of them has lobbied for the street team idea.
>The thing about this group (blues-L) is that we are mostly preaching to the
>choir, with a very limited audience. Street teaming is just a new model of
>promotion that many non-blues artists have found to work very well. It takes the
>artist to the people.
>In a message dated 9/22/2004 8:06:14 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
>Yes, but when you presented us with this "street team" scenario, you
>clearly mentioned that it was in conjunction with non-blues bands, or
>didn't you say that (i'm too tired to go look) it had anything to do with
>the blues. Now, you're defending the premise, saying "Not a damn thing
>wrong with that in my book especially when you are trying to get more
>people out to hear the blues." Read this newsgroup closely enough, and
>you'll see that there are plenty of people promoting all sorts of acts,
>both dead and alive, for no freebies at all, and that they have no
>financial stakes in what-so-ever.
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