Sure, radio play and festival appearances can help, but in themselves those things don't create a fanbase for our music. For that to happen, our focus needs to shift away from the music industry and back to our actual audience. There are folk and world music artists who regularly headline the Royal Albert Hall without ever getting played on mainstream radio, or performing at any of the mainstream music festivals. They managed this thanks to having a loyal grassroots fanbase and the good news is that there's no mystery or secret to how you set about achieving one of those. Tom Robinson spills the beans.
Giving up the day job with Tom Robinson
- Saturday 2 November
- Discovery Theatre presented by Spotify