How To Deal With Haters, Bashers, Critics

They’re the ones who love to hate…Or they could be your most devoted fans who suddenly turned against you.  How do you deal with them?

 

These days where everyone gets to say about anything: post a hate comment on Facebook; re-tweet something about whoever-is-the-latest-celebrity-craze; write up a blog; post a video blog on YouTube, so on and so on.

With the rise of the social media and its great significance around the world, things can get a little too overwhelming even for the hippies in the music department. And sometimes things do get out of hand with just one little post. A simple reply to a comment can go to a million places – with a possible positive or negative connotation. That, we cannot tell unless it has already spread online like a virus.

There is no way to handle the opinion of others but there is a way on how to deal with them. And as much as most musicians prefer to ignore these kinds of things, which is possible. But what about the opinion of the fans who support you and your music in general? The write-ups of professional music critics? We’re very sure you wouldn’t really want to ignore that.

How To Deal With Haters …

Your Fans:

What’s good about making music is that you get to reach out to thousands or even millions of people through your music. But with some situations, fans also get disappointed with a few things. Say for example, you have decided to go into a different direction with your music and most of your fan base do not appreciate it. Hence, they post something online or tweet you to voice it out.

You may or you may not exactly take what they say into consideration but the best thing to do is hear them out. Sometimes fans can give you a perspective of things you don’t get from any other people, which can be taken as an advantage. In the first place, why did you create your own social media accounts? To reach your fans so they can do the same as well.

Professional Critics:

These people have been doing this for years. Moreover, writing is what they do for a living. A constructive criticism is always the best. We highly suggest that you take their insights into consideration because it will help you. You might be interested on how you are being presented or perceived outside your world. Critics in their own right: As funny as it sounded, they do really exist. They are everywhere around us who can and will say something about anything.

– Bashers from one side of the online community. One tweet and it’s out.

– Random people who insult your work but do not listen to your music. Shrug it off, it really happens. There are other ways to catch their attention and you may or may not prove them wrong. The decision is always yours.

Media:

Just with the word itself, you know well that they have their eyes on every musician. They might broadcast or publish personal things about you, things that do not pertain to your craft, things that do not necessarily mean it is right (or wrong). We suggest you do not take them personally. If at some point you think you are way too vocal about things, keep some personal things private.

Each musician has its own method in managing these things. In the cases of controversial but successful music icons such as the late Michael Jackson, Madonna, the late Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, etc. They have their own publicists, of course. But think about this: without those people who criticized them, they would not have made their own mark or reach it thus far in the music industry. That can also happen to you.

 

Your Fans:

What’s good about making music is that you get to reach out to thousands or even millions of people through your music. But with some situations, fans also get disappointed with a few things. Say for example, you have decided to go into a different direction with your music and most of your fan base do not appreciate it. Hence, they post something online or tweet you to voice it out.

You may or you may not exactly take what they say into consideration but the best thing to do is hear them out. Sometimes fans can give you a perspective of things you don’t get from any other people, which can be taken as an advantage. In the first place, why did you create your own social media accounts? To reach your fans so they can do the same as well.

Professional Critics:

These people have been doing this for years. Moreover, writing is what they do for a living. A constructive criticism is always the best. We highly suggest that you take their insights into consideration because it will help you. You might be interested on how you are being presented or perceived outside your world. Critics in their own right: As funny as it sounded, they do really exist. They are everywhere around us who can and will say something about anything.

– Bashers from one side of the online community. One tweet and it’s out.

– Random people who insult your work but do not listen to your music. Shrug it off, it really happens. There are other ways to catch their attention and you may or may not prove them wrong. The decision is always yours.

Media:

Just with the word itself, you know well that they have their eyes on every musician. They might broadcast or publish personal things about you, things that do not pertain to your craft, things that do not necessarily mean it is right (or wrong). We suggest you do not take them personally. If at some point you think you are way too vocal about things, keep some personal things private.

Each musician has its own method in managing these things. In the cases of controversial but successful music icons such as the late Michael Jackson, Madonna, the late Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, etc. They have their own publicists, of course. But think about this: without those people who criticized them, they would not have made their own mark or reach it thus far in the music industry. That can also happen to you.

 

Your Fans:

What’s good about making music is that you get to reach out to thousands or even millions of people through your music. But with some situations, fans also get disappointed with a few things. Say for example, you have decided to go into a different direction with your music and most of your fan base do not appreciate it. Hence, they post something online or tweet you to voice it out.

You may or you may not exactly take what they say into consideration but the best thing to do is hear them out. Sometimes fans can give you a perspective of things you don’t get from any other people, which can be taken as an advantage. In the first place, why did you create your own social media accounts? To reach your fans so they can do the same as well.

Professional Critics:

These people have been doing this for years. Moreover, writing is what they do for a living. A constructive criticism is always the best. We highly suggest that you take their insights into consideration because it will help you. You might be interested on how you are being presented or perceived outside your world. Critics in their own right: As funny as it sounded, they do really exist. They are everywhere around us who can and will say something about anything.

– Bashers from one side of the online community. One tweet and it’s out.

– Random people who insult your work but do not listen to your music. Shrug it off, it really happens. There are other ways to catch their attention and you may or may not prove them wrong. The decision is always yours.

Media:

Just with the word itself, you know well that they have their eyes on every musician. They might broadcast or publish personal things about you, things that do not pertain to your craft, things that do not necessarily mean it is right (or wrong). We suggest you do not take them personally. If at some point you think you are way too vocal about things, keep some personal things private.

Each musician has its own method in managing these things. In the cases of controversial but successful music icons such as the late Michael Jackson, Madonna, the late Kurt Cobain, The Beatles, etc. They have their own publicists, of course. But think about this: without those people who criticized them, they would not have made their own mark or reach it thus far in the music industry. That can also happen to you.

 

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