The Rock Star mystique is all but dead. Before The closest a fan could get to their favorite musician was by waiting at the stage door after the show hoping their idol would stop by for a few autographs and a photo. But many didn't. Many self-righteous artist bolted from the venue to the tour bus in their shades without so much as a wave to their fans who waited for hours in the rain to meet them. Now, a fan can literally get inside their favorite artist's pocket , via a tweet to their phone. Oh, how far we've come. Not only has social media broken down the barrier of access; it has created a new reality where it's virtually impossible for artists to hide their true colors - for better or worse. Fans have always been attracted to authenticity, but now one can more quickly and easily weed out the imposters from the true artist. You can't fake it and make it in the new era.
How To Make It in the New Music Business - Ari Herstand