Socially Savvy Showmen

Organists are building a bridge directly to fans using social media.

Organ players are no longer hidden from view, they can be centerpiece showcase entertainers like our friend Greazy Keyz in Charlotte.

Greazy Keyz is on the concourse level (for both his Checkers gig and his Kannapolis Cannon Ballers work) where fans can drop by, say hello and request a song.  He works hard to build connections with fans to better understand what they want to hear.

In addition to those live points of contact he, like a lot of organists, DJ’s and music operators also uses twitter to ask for requests and give fans a way to connect.  Some organists are taking cue LIVE in-game from Twitter like Braves Organist Matthew Kaminski, who used the medium to involve fans.

“That’s why I let the fans suggest songs via Facebook or Twitter or even email, because I want them to be a part of that ‘game within a game,'” Kaminski said.

We talked with Greazy Keys about his role and background on a recent edition of the Party in the Back Podcast. (link below)

October 2021 Party in the Back Podcast

Kaminski also uses Twitter to stay connected with fans in the off-season with on-going interactions like this: Plus is our value-added membership site. It is a network to enhance the fan value of events.  Three times a month we gather for a hour long discussion on an industry topic with a special guest to share their insights. Leaders like Claire Czerniuk, Jonny Greco, John Franzone, Barry Anderson, Colleen Flynn, Jackie Maldonado, Todd Bosma, and Kari Norvell have discussed topics from dance teams to creating custom music. January calls feature Cameron Hughes and guests from #TagBoard on the Plus Network.  Free One Month Trial is available now on PLUS.

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