This past week, I came across a musician's page on the internet. They too, are a singer-songwriter, and after checking out their original music and what they were about, I decided to e-mail them. This past week, a lesson in one of my classes has dealt with Networking. It stressed the importance of following up, keeping in contact, and essentially being an advocate of communication, to not only keep you in the loop, but well... make you look good. After visiting this musician's page, this lesson came to mind, so I decided to e-mail them. I articulately composed a lengthy e-mail, saying
I understand that people are busy with work, and that I may just be impatient, but personally, I think that if your clientele is your fans, and if your fans only way to contact you is e-mail, then I think that the e-mail should be responded to in a timely fashion. Why? Because it makes the artist look good. It shows that as busy as they may be, they have time to shoot back a quick, "Thank you, much appreciated" so that the fan can say, "Hey, this person has great music, AND they care." Again, yes people do get busy, but if that is the case, then maybe someone can be hired to respond to e-mails? Or someone can be hired to do all of the work that is related to contacting?
I'm not bitter.