Credibility is something that is changing in our world. Years ago, it wasn't like this. But today, people seem to always judge others based on how many followers they have, what platforms they use, if they are verified and so forth. I'm not saying this is first, but it's a reality.
The credibility of being verified can lead to better collaboration opportunities, more music sales, concert tickets, merchandise, etc.
At the end of the day though, the blue icon is just 1,256 pixels on a digital screen. But it's more than that. If there's other people with a similar artist name to you, the verification helps. If you're telling a record executive how to find you, the verification helps. At the very least, it's worth an attempt.
I'd love to hear about your verification experience. Comment below with your fan page URL, and how the process was for you!