Remove the artist-fanbase concept from your mind. It’s 2011. The concept of artist-fanbase is so last century. The issue I have with this concepts is that it suggests a distance between the artist and the fanbase. We all live part of our lives in the digital realm now, so get rid of this mental distance. You’re the center of the party. Sure, you don’t have time to talk to everybody when the party gets crowded, but it helps if you’ve connected your visitors to each other so that you won’t have to. Create an ecosystem that both you and your fans are a part of. Grow together.