Several high-profile artists are delaying their upcoming releases in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but should indie artists follow their lead?
As we all know, creating new music can be an amazingly therapeutic activity under any circumstances. In this incredibly challenging environment that we’re only now coming to terms with, keeping musical ideas and relationships intact is perhaps more critical than ever.
Well, COVID-19 has arrived and the “stay at home” precautions are in full effect. But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to be productive, proactive, and advance your music career from the comfort and safety of the place you call home.
Though what we do as musicians is motivated primarily by a love for music and being creative, it’s important to also remember that music is a business as well. And with that in mind, you should make it your business to be as informed and knowledgeable as possible about how the music business works.
Over 70% of independent musicians struggle with anxiety, depression or some other mental health issue. Let’s face it, being a musician is challenging.