Being stuck at home during these times is hard, but it’s ultimately the best thing for you and your health. Still, just because you’re in quarantine doesn’t mean you should stop living your life and it definitely doesn’t mean you need to stop thinking about your career. This is particularly true for musicians who are always looking for new ways to create new stuff and appeal to more and more people in the world. So, what are they doing right now and how can you keep up with your music career during quarantine?
Take a step back
First of all, we all need some time off every once in a while and the same goes for musicians as well. These people are constantly trying to come up with new music and stay relevant no matter what’s going on around them, but this process is far from easy. That’s why all musicians, both professional and amateur, need to hit pause before they can continue their creative process.
Using this time to take a step back and just relax for a while is one of the best things you can do. Your break doesn’t have to be too long, though, nor should you say goodbye to music forever, but a short pause is something all musicians need. This will help you relax, shift your focus to your family and your health, but also make you inspired and ready to create new music as soon as your break is over.
Go back to basics
This quarantine is also a great chance for you to think about your music and your creative process as well, going back to your roots and rethinking your entire career. Doing this will help you analyze your career and see it in a new light. Being self-critical is far from easy, but it’s the only way to actually do something good with your career, so make the most this time to do exactly that.
Once you reevaluate what you have and haven’t managed to accomplish in your career, you’ll be able to understand what you need to do in the future. This basically means you can turn this quarantine into a learning opportunity that could change your career for good, as long as you know how to learn from your mistakes and how to avoid them once you return to music.
Work on new music
Speaking of returning to music, you need to remember that being in quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t make new music – on the contrary, this is the perfect moment to get your career back on track and introduce some changes into it. This state of emergency could easily make you more inspired than you’ve ever been, and you’ll start creating new music before you know it.
It goes without saying that all of that needs to be done without leaving your home, which means you’ll have to compose and record your music on your own. This might not be the easiest thing you’ll ever do, but it’s not impossible, and you can achieve quite a lot if you know what you’re doing. You’ll need proper equipment, of course, from your instruments to your amazing homemade pop filters that will make your singing sound clearer than ever. These things don’t look like a big deal, but they make all the difference in the long run, so find a way to use them in your DIY home studio.
Test your creativity
Even though this may not feel as creative as you usually do during this quarantine, the truth is that you really can’t do much about it – you’re stuck at home, and you’d better make the most of it! This means you can test your creativity and take your music skills to a whole new level since you’re given all this free time to do whatever you want to do.
Professional musicians can practice their instruments more than they usually do, and even consider taking up a new instrument or two. Songwriters, on the other hand, can incorporate new motifs and themes into their lyrics, and even write something about being quarantined. These things might seem like a joke at first, but you just need to find a way to improve yourself in these times, and working on your creative spark might be just the thing you need to survive.
Connect to your fans
The biggest problem with this quarantine is that you can’t go out, meet your fans, and play live shows. Or can you? Well, you can’t go out per se, but you can play live shows – luckily, we live in the 21st century and doing these things online is now easier than ever. After all, museums, galleries, theaters, and other venues are going online, so why shouldn’t you do the same?
Livestreaming your performances and concerts might seem strange at first, but musicians all over the globe are doing this, so just join them and move your music to social networks. This will help you reconnect to your fans, but you’ll also reach a new audience, showing the people the importance of staying at home yet still practicing your passion.
These are hard times for everyone, and being disciplined is crucial. This is why staying at home and preserving your health is the only way to survive, and music can help us quite a lot. So, take this time to rethink your career, learn new things, connect to your audience online, and rediscover your passion for music!