Mark de Clive-Lowe

Love your work, love your live shows. My question is; Is it feasible to make it as a strictly recording artist and NOT a performing artist given the current state of the industry? By "make it" I mean move enough units to get minor label backing.

Mark de Clive-Lowe responded on 07/25/2013

personally, i don't think so. there are always going to be exceptions to every rule and people who make it in different ways, but for the most part, live performance is a large part of an artist's revenue stream. and it's those live performances that make fans want to buy albums and products associated with the artist. if an artist is only a recording artist, there's potential, but it's going to be limited by the lack of live performances. not to be too discouraging though - there's always exceptions and people who redefine both how it's done and what it means to 'make it'

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