Another Musician Who Recognizes The Concept Of True Fans
from the flo-rida dept
News.com is running an interview with an up and coming hip hop artist named Flo Rida who appears to clearly grasp the concept of True Fans. When asked if he gets upset about people sharing his music online he says:
“If you’re really in touch with your fans on a personal level then you don’t have to worry about things like that. A lot of times I make sure I go onto MySpace and holler at my fans, looking at them on YouTube, showing love, making sure that I’m in tune more so on a personal level than just having a hot song…cause these are people who just might want to go to the store to get the album as well as download. These are people who might want to put your poster on the wall or see your (album) art.
The reporter also notes that he used to shout his cell phone number out during concerts. It appears that treating his fans right has its rewards. One of his songs set a record with 13 straight weeks at the top of the charts as the most popular ringtone and he has two Top 10 digital singles on the charts despite the fact his album hasn’t even been released yet.