With the music industry moving further into the digital age, we’re seeing less and less music being purchased. Luckily for performers, there’s one thing that can’t be bootlegged: live shows.
With live performances becoming one of the main revenue sources for artists, XXL decided to do a segment on the topic with their podcast The Breaks. Who better to talk to than Kansas City’s own, Tech N9ne?
From performing at local bars to Rockfest in-front of 55,000 fans, Tech has learned a thing-or-two about the show business. “A lot of these places started with like only 7-10 people – and we did that shit like it was 7,000 people,” says Tech. During the process of turning those 7 people to 7,000, Tech and his team put in a lot of work – work that cannot be found in many other artists schedule. Rehearsal for Tech’s shows even included practices at “ballet conservatories.” With live shows becoming extremely relevant in today’s music world, these rehearsals are paying off.
That being said, Tech explains that the performance would not be what it is without him having the ability to connect with his fans. He touches on the importance of making every show different, “you have to talk to them, you have to connect,” Tech explains, “every, you’ve gotta talk to them, you’ve gotta make it different – even if it’s vulgar.”
Check out the full interview below:
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