The communication between AFP and us aside, i see most of the musicians are trying to make things better between themselves and their fans.
Do you think it does matter a lot?
For example if a highly talented musician ignores their fans and treats contemptously to them, do people love and listen to that musician anyway?
As far as i can see, these days such kinda communication became more important. Maybe because the social media and networks made it easier, many musicians are creating accounts on such kind of networks both for marketing and communication. And the ones who have no interest in online marketing/communication, lose their popularities. For example, i like Pj Harvey a lot. But she looks so distant on the tv shows and concerts. When she came to my country, i watched her performance on the tv and saw she didn't even smile for once. Also she even laid down the law to a couple of journalists and didn't make a good interview. She does not do anything online or on tv, it's as if she's a fictional character. Of course it does not make her less talent just because she doesn't reveal, but when i see a musician is as cold as a frozen fish everytime, i lose my interest. On the other hand, though HoneyHoney is a brand new band who doesn't have many albums or fans, i like them a lot because they are so respectful and related to their fans. Also i used to like Garbage a lot but they always looked like a little distant, but since 3 years ago Shirley Manson writes a lot about her band, makes comments to what her fans asked or said, also a few days ago Steve Marker opened an official Garbage page, so i feel like i love them better now.
What are your comments about it?
Ps: I wanted to put the communication between AFP and us aside, because it's been 3-4 years since i first discovered her. And even then she used to write blogs, make webcasts, had an active account on myspace and all...