INTERVIEW: TOPE Talks New Album, Touring & More With STOPTHEBREAKS
What’s your biggest advice for other indie artists out there who are looking to set up their own tours?
I think you have to have buzz in your hometown first. A lot of people overlook the importance of having a fan base at home first. If you can’t pack a show at home it’s going to be hard for you to pack a show anywhere else.
Also, make sure your live show is ready for the road, DO NOT rap over your own vocals besides choruses and some back up vocals. Thats the worst thing I see, people just rap over their CD. Then once you can book shows in other towns, its very important to network with other MCs in these cities.
Without these local opening acts or a major radio hit its going to be almost impossible to pack a show out of town. Overall make sure you’re ready, buzz and performance wise. Don’t be afraid to open for someone else in their town if they have a bigger draw, it might benefit you show and reach in the long run.
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