What audiences do you want alienate? Who won’t your group appeal to? Why not? In making choices about audiences, we inevitably alienate some group. You’re too classical, too progressive. Too academic, too popular. If you are evoking powerful feelings of hate from some groups, maybe that means there’s another that believes you’re exactly what they’re looking for. If someone leaves your concert with intense feelings, then you’ve appealed to some and repulsed others. If they leave feeling apathetic, you haven’t inspired anyone to care one way or the other.