Artists need to take care of their Fans! They need to build their Fanbase and interact with their fans.
I have had potential clients with a small Fanbase tell me that they do not have time to build a Fanbase or to answer questions from fans. I ask; "why?" Their response; "I am too busy." They continue to tell me that they want to put out a Record and sell their Music. I asked them: "Who is going to buy it?" Sometimes I see a light go on. Sometimes I do not.
Get those Fans! Take care of them. Interact with them. Turn your Fans into Super Fans!