If we are lucky, in-person music experiences could become a regular part of our lives in 2022. Music fans and musicians alike want a return to live music. However, many unknowns surround the idea of people crowding into venues to see artists. The same advice applies now as back in spring when the U.S. began locking down touring. You’ll get the most out of this time by staying active, productive, and creatively engaged. While we don’t know when touring will become a major part again of music, there are many things we can do.
Livestreams should not be seen as a substitute for traditional shows. They’re performance opportunities that offer fans and artists unique benefits and drawbacks. You can stream live to people who wouldn’t normally be able to attend your performances in person. It’s also affordable and easy to perform in front of many people via this digital format. Digital concerts will not be able to offer the same magic and energy as performing in person.
Livestreams are worth your time while we wait for the tour to return and indefinitely move forward. It’s a way to keep practising and being a musician, at the very least. If you promote your digital events well and play enough, you will be able to build relationships with your fans and broaden your audience. You can also give music to people when they need it most.
Practice, plan and do the boring stuff.
This is a great time to practice and prepare as a musician. This is the time for you if you ever need a large amount of time to accomplish your goals. You can prepare your taxes, finish your set, and plan your next major musical move without worrying about missing out on important opportunities.
This is a great time to clear your mind about the administrative side of your music project. It’s also an excellent opportunity to restart your career. You can get to the core of your music and what you want to achieve by making and performing it. Also, you will be able to assess where you are and how close to your goals. If you have a busy year full of live performances, it can be not easy to follow through and do this. This season has been when we have all had to slow down and pause with our plans. It can be a negative or a positive opportunity for growth, renewal, and planning if we choose.
Make new music with your energy and time.
We cannot take our music on the road to play at various venues night after night. We can do at home something many touring musicians have difficulty with: create new music in an unhurried, free-flowing way. Because there are no shows for most of us to return to, limitations like being able only to write for a few weeks at a stretch don’t exist. Although the music industry appears quiet and indifferent to the rest of the world, the truth is that there will be a lot of new music that was created during this time of isolation. Your career and life would be better if you only created, recorded, and produced new music for six months. Music can make you feel happy, connected, hopeful, and productive.