Right now, it seems the whole world is practising self isolation from one other as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19. For a musician, this self isolation has one major up-side…
It’s given us the time to create.
That’s right, self isolation has given us the gift of free time and it’s up to all of us to spend that time wisely which brings me to an article I found on the Symphonic Distribution blog called 6 Things Musicians Should Do During Coronavirus Downtime which outlines six ways that musicians can use their newly found free time wisely.
The importance of using this time wisely is summed up in the articles first paragraph…
During these incredibly uncertain times, nobody is quite sure how long the containment efforts of COVID-19 will last. During this downtime, it’s important for you to continue working on your craft to make sure you’re ready to go once things start up again. Don’t fall behind!
This article demonstrates that even though there are no gig to speak of at this time there are other things that you can be doing to edge your music career forward in preparation for when we all get to the other side of this crises.
The six activities mentioned in the article are:
- Update Your Website
- Optimize Your YouTube Channel
- Register With A PRO (Performing Rights Organization)
- Take Online Courses
- Create New Playlists
- Engage With Your Fans
I would also add create more content to the list but this can be done in conjunction with the other six activities. What other activities do you think you should be added to the list?
Check out 6 Things Musicians Should Do During Coronavirus Downtime and pay special attention to what resonates with you. Once you’ve done that, feel free to drop me a line. I’d love to hear what you have to say about the topic.
Until next time, just stay inside and do it,
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Original Source: 6 Things Musicians Should Do During Coronavirus Downtime