What is the Purpose of a Fan Club?

Written by: Katherine Penman

Fan clubs have been around for a very long time and the internet has only made it easier to find, join, or even create a fan club. As fan clubs grow, more are wondering, what is the purpose of a fan club?


The main purpose of a fan club is for fans to show their support. Whether it’s for an author, musician, or actor it’s important for a creator to feel supported. Fan clubs can offer support in many ways. They can plan events for anniversaries or new releases, trend hashtags on social media, and even organize charity events. When fans band together in a fan club it can help amplify their voices, which can help their message get to who they support.


Some fan clubs, like With the Band’s Fan Crews, even offer perks that help fans communicate with an artist and the artist with the fans. Creating this relationship between artist and fan is extremely important, and fan clubs can be a great way to do this. When an artist feels connected to their fans, they can feel their support even more and have a place to go when they need to feel encouraged.


Fan clubs can also be a place where fans bring community, support, and comfort to other fans. They are a place where fans can be there for each other and find other fans who they may even become friends with! There are so many incredible stories of fans becoming lifelong friends through a fan club! Many fans feel a sense of community within a fan club, and they can be a place where they can share thoughts, theories, and even art related to what the fan club is for.


The purpose of a fan club is to support, not just for fans to support an artist, but a place where fans can support each other. Fans use their passion to create a community to support an artist which becomes a place where they can also feel supported!


If you want to get more involved in fan communities,

join a Fan Crew on the With the Band app!