#MondayMotivation: I’ll Say It Again, Audience-Oriented

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Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Don’t Tell Me You’re Not Doing This for an Audience.

Because if that were true, you’d do it at home or in a closed studio.

Dan Visconti, whom I’ve never met, has written a piece that, if I were an expert in classical music, I might have written. It’s called The Audience Is the Most Important Instrument, and you should read the whole thing.

I don’t even want to add much to it, except to say that there’s a term I use that matches the sentiment Dan expresses: audience-oriented. Everyone in the business of live entertainment and arts should be audience-oriented. I hate the word “pandering” because it implies that the person who refuses to “pander” could, if he or she just chose to, churn out some crap that everybody loved. …

Read the rest of Jim’s post: Don’t Tell Me You’re Not Doing This for an Audience.

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