Episode art: The #1 Way to Grow Your Fanbase: Being Present | Ryan Camuto of Royal Hearts
The #1 Way to Grow Your Fanbase: Being Present | Ryan Camuto of Royal Hearts

This week on the Bandhive Podcast, I’m speaking with Ryan Camuto of Royal Hearts.

At first glance, Royal Hearts may seem like any other regional band… But that’s where you’d be wrong.

You see, not only can Royal Hearts bring 50 people to a show, Ryan does it (almost) alone as the rest of the band lives several hours away and can’t offer “boots on the ground” promotional efforts.

Royal Hearts are doing the work, and have been rewarded with opening slots for bands such as Cane Hill, Emery, and We Came as Romans – and they didn’t even have to ask.

Listen to now to hear Ryan discuss how Royal Hearts has harnessed their strengths to put on a great show, grow their fanbase, and stay active online!

What you’ll learn:

  • How your market affects the attitude of the local scene
  • Why local shows should be earlier
  • Getting your band booked with national headliners
  • Selling more merch by raising prices
  • Relocating to a new market and growing your band to new heights
  • Why your first fans are probably going to be musicians
  • Getting other artists and companies to reshare your content for free
  • Creating a community for your core supporters
  • How being present and a good hang improves your career
  • People who spend money on tickets are the same people who would buy merch

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