How do you rate an artist?
Art they say is relative. So it must be the artist who sells. Fame is a good indication of how good or bad he is. But surely, there must be more to it.
I’m often confounded by this question, “How do you rate an artist?”. Is it the number of facebook likes or the number of twitter followers? Is it the number of visitors to his blog/website or the number of comments he gets? Is it number of gigs/premieres/publishings to his name or his sales figures?
Quantifying artists is not the same as the quality of artists. How would you measure the uniqueness of his art? The unlikely chord changes, the lyrical genius, the abstract passages, & the unexplained mind provoking scenes.
While envisioning Moshbag (http://moshbag.in), our new platform for independent artists, I had to take these questions into consideration. ‘Cause for one, subscribers who wish to discover new music/movies/books often expect the unexpected. It is foremost, that they truly appreciate what we’re offering & that they find the best artists out there in the industry.
We on the other hand have the liability to showcase the most underground, the often unnoticed, & equally deserving performers to our subscribers along with other known celebrities on our platform.
So it is imperative for us to be brutally selective of the artists we accept on Moshbag. We’ve decided to take a holistic approach to rate artists. We expect every artist to have at least a Facebook page/ twitter account, & a simple website to start with. We are eager to learn and discover every gig/story/movie they have their names associated with. We’ll take pains to follow & track their every artistic activity. We’ll also give a personal listen/read/look at every work they’ve published.
As as sidekick, we are also hoping established artists will recommend other awesome artists to join our platform & help us find them.
We recommend every artist to often blog about their work & journey. We wish to see them pursue their art feverishly & tell us all about it. We’ll soon study & feature their amazing stories.
So here’s me calling all introverted artists to write to me at email@example.com with their story & extroverted artists to step in.