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Stage Presence is Key

I can’t stress enough how important this is for artists out there. Stage presence is key to building a solid audience. I see so many artists lack stage presence when it comes to a smaller show that they are playing at. They only really show up when it’s a packed venue, rather than showing up and putting on the same show to 10-20 people in the room that they typically would to a packed house. This really shows to the audience that you don’t want to be there. This can make the them automatically tune you out. They will be more focused on drinking and talking to their friends than paying attention to you on the stage. You need to play every show like it’s your last. If you give the same energy to a packed show to a smaller one, the more people are going to pay attention and want to know who you are. They will be more likely to stick around and tell their friends about you. Which makes it more likely for them to come back, and maybe even get more friends to come out next time. Sometimes the smaller shows are more important to come with your A game, because you never really know who’s going to show up. If you look like you don’t want to be there for a smaller show, how will someone who would want to invest in you want you, if they don’t even know if you’re going to show up to play or not? This sounds like a no brainer, but I see so many artists who get caught up playing Broadway to thousands of people a night and look down on playing writers rounds, because what 10-20 people typically show up to these shows? Those 10-20 people could be the ones who change your life. It sounds ridiculous to say that artists look down on shows where they play their OWN music, but there are people who do. My advice is to give it 💯percent every time you hit the stage. Give the same show that you would to 1000 to 10 people. Work hard, play hard 🎶 Thanks for reading my tips! xo Brittany #cent #buildinganaudience#musicbusinesstips #stearnsnation #advice#careeradvice #motivation #wednesdaywisdom

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