Be Authoritative: Your Opinion Keeps Careers Alive

Today I see people mapping out their summer schedules and vacations around live music festivals. Summer is by far the best time to go see an absolute ton of live music anywhere across the country. Festivals reign supreme in bringing fans untold amounts of enjoyment and exposure to new music.

So much has been written about how important fans are to musicians’ careers. Music fans financially support an exponential number of people living everywhere across this country. Attending shows, festivals, buying tickets, CDs and merchandise contribute significantly to the annual income of hundreds upon hundreds of households.

If you really love certain bands or soloists, you can help keep their careers moving forward by writing a review of what you heard and saw. By sitting down and writing a live review at you have the opportunity to communicate directly to the band what their music means to you.

More importantly, as a fan you have an essential role in recommending your fave artists to future venues and festivals. This is a very powerful place to be when you realize your influence matters a great deal in the outcome of someone’s career.

The future of music lies in the hands of the fans and the ticket buying public. Your participation will help strengthen music with your written approval. Get involved at

About scout66

2017 marks the 33rd year of Janet Hansen’s career as a music marketing specialist. With three Grammy award-winning campaigns to her credit, Hansen has also contributed to the legacy of two of history’s most popular songs. “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams is the most-broadcast instrumental tune in history; and “Louie, Louie” by The Fabulous Wailers is the most-recorded rock song in history. In 2009 Hansen launched the unique music platform Scout66 to encourage reviews of live shows from the ticket-buying public. You may contact Janet at for information on consulting, campaigns, and tour support. Please follow us on Twitter at
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One Response to Be Authoritative: Your Opinion Keeps Careers Alive

  1. scout66com says:

    As an addendum to this post, it’s also important to remember that by reviewing live concerts, your thoughts are archived on Scout. More important they are archived on the Internet for eternity.


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