One of the best parts of being a singer and musician is performing on stage and seeing the audience’s response. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, live music performances have not been possible. As the situation is ongoing, it is not clear when life will return to normal, and gigs can take place once again. While not being able to perform to a live audience is incredibly disappointing and you probably miss the buzz of being on stage, there is no reason to put your music career on hold. With a bit of creative thinking, you can take this situation and look for ways that you can work through it and continue to drive your career towards success. If you need some inspiration to get you started, then these tips should give you some ideas to take forward:
Think Outside the Box
While live music is on hold, there are still opportunities that can be used to increase your chances of success. The first things to think about are all of those tasks that you meant to get around to doing previously but never managed to find the time. It is likely that you have loads of ideas that could help you to gain exposure, but have always been too busy to put them into action, so the free time you have now is the perfect opportunity to get started.
If you like the idea of your music going viral, then why not start uploading some performances and see what happens. Acoustic performances from home are an excellent way to attract attention, and you will be able to reach a much wider audience than you could at a live gig in your local area. Posting content online is an excellent way of getting noticed by the right people and generating interest in your music and you as a performer. Using social media in the right way and connecting with the online community could potentially open up genuine opportunities for your music, just be sure that people are who they say they are.
Continue Making Contacts
If you have some useful contacts, don’t be afraid to stay in touch. Arranging meetings to discuss opportunities is something proactive that you can still do from home via conference call, just make sure that you have a good quality microphone speaker so if you need to put on an impromptu performance to impress you can do so and showcase your sound clearly.
If you haven’t done so already, now could also be an excellent time to upload your music to subscription streaming services. As most people use music streaming services nowadays, you stand a good chance of reaching a large number of subscribers. With so many different subscription streaming services available, you will need to weigh up which ones you want to add your music too. Seeing your music available on a streaming service is a great feeling, so if you think you are ready, why not give it a go?