On Live Performances: Bob Lefsetz
Whether it’s taking on Gene Simmons at Canadian Music Week, dissing Kid Rock in his weekly email, or speaking out on a botched Grammy appearance – Bob Lefsetz definitely has some opinions on music, the industry, songwriters, and performers!
I don’t always agree with Bob, but I can appreciate his honesty in speaking out about issues at the core of the music industry.
Just recently his “Lefsetz Letter” email held my attention. In fact, I believe it is worth every artist’s time to read. It was simply entitled “Performing.”
In it, he says this:
Everybody still thinks it’s about records. About hits. And nothing will garner you an audience instantly like a hit. But it won’t keep people coming to your show if you’re not a great performer. In this modern age where it’s hard to get people’s attention, where there’s so much clutter that if you’ve got a hit, many people still don’t hear it, shouldn’t you be focusing on your live show, shouldn’t you be honing your performing skills?
I can’t begin to tell you how true this is! Just 2 weeks ago I was in Boise Idaho for a “booking conference.” … Read More, Watch, Comment – Backstage Pass Required