Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

Courting Supporters

Posted by mackenzie brown on April 17, 2017

Digital media is most definitely taking over in the world today. We have access to mostly everything through digital media these days. Books and CD’s and things of that nature are definitely competing with digital versions of themselves because most people like and buy digital versions more of than not. In this reading I really liked the side of Paley’s story. Paley explains how she has digital copes of her work online for free and she is still making money. What stood out to me the most is when she explained that she “trusts her audience”. I really liked that she said that because that tells a lot about her as an artist she is very modest and humble. Paley also explains “the more shared something is, the more demand there is for it” and this is actually so true because she proves that to us with her works. She lets her audience share and distribute her work whenever and however they want and she is still popular and still making money off of her pieces. She says that her audiences are generous from her personal experience and this must be why she does have a great audience because she is extremely loyal to them and pays a lot of attention to how they feel. Doctorow does things a lot similar to Paley and explains how successful it is. Audiences have to be very active and engage in the digital world in order to keep up with producers works often times. These producers post things on their blogs and websites for their fans and audiences. I think this is such an awesome way for producers to connect with their audiences and they definitely are very successful by doing so.


2 Responses to “Courting Supporters”

  1. kaufmansw said

    I like how you mentioned books and CD’S. It’s crazy to see how far digital media has come. Blogs are great for fans and producers because of the beneficial give and take relationship.

  2. emilyjones232 said

    I like how you mentioned blogs, which is a great way to encourage fan engagement.

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