With the world changed from the pandemic, you can be forgiven for not knowing how to approach the music scene in a post-COVID-19 world. This article will help explain how you can get started both as a fan or a musician.
Utilise social media
One of the easiest ways you can get involved with music is through social media. Social media has a critical role to play in the music industry, as it allows both fans and creators to connect in ways they never have before. If you don’t have a social media account, then now is the best time to get started.
Use Online Tools for Music Creation
You’ll be glad to hear that in this modern world, there are a variety of different online tools that you could utilise for music creation. This could be a virtual DJ set, or it could be unique pieces of software and apps that help create sounds for you to mould. Some websites offer samples from tracks for you to use within your creations.
Get Private Access to a Studio
Whilst there will be a range of online tools that you could utilise, nothing will beat having physical means of creating music right there in front of you. There are a variety of ways you could make this happen, from borrowing machines and rigs from friends to looking for more professional means.
If you haven’t done much music creation before, out of the confines of your own home, then you may not be aware of just how many different types of equipment and instruments are at your disposal. Studios not only give you a place away from home to practice your music, but they also give you access to digital tools as well as physical ones to help hone your craft.
That’s one of the many reasons that you should look into hiring a studio out, to get a feel for what the experience is like. PIRATE has a range of studios across the globe, which means you can book yourself in from wherever you are. If you’re not sure what you’re doing, then you’ll be glad to know that they do mentor schemes and even offer a refer a friend scheme, which means you don’t have to do this alone.
Look Into Virtual Gigs
Whilst it is possible for you to do physical gigs in a post-COVID-19 world, there are many reasons why you may not feel comfortable doing so. However, during the pandemic, we saw a range of artists offering digital gigs in a variety of different ways. From hosting online ticketed shows that offered a more personal and closer look, to even using video games.
One of the most popular video games that have worked to make this happen has been Fortnite, which hosts regular virtual gigs with popular artists such as Ariana Grande, Travis Scott and British newcomers Easy Life. Whilst it’s easy to scoff at the idea of a gig hosted on a video game, you may be surprised to hear that these gigs attract millions of views, with 12.3 million users in-game running about watching Travis Scott live earlier in 2021.
That means it’s the perfect opportunity for you to look into new ways for your fans to hear your music, as well as help yourself to make new fans, therefore helping you to grow.
Support Local and Independent Venues
If you are feeling more up for physical gigs, then you should ensure you work with local and independent venues where possible. These venues will have been hit much harder by the impact of the pandemic than their more elite counterparts.
These venues often help rising stars make their name, with the bigger venues exclusively serving bigger and more established stars. Even if you’re not into making music, you should aim to support others by attending gigs at these venues, to help show your support and keep the music and hospitality industry going.
Understand The Changing Economy
With the way the economy has been impacted by the pandemic, you will need to think of this in terms of music. It could be a simple thing, such as cards and online payments only for tickets and events, with no cash allowed on site. It could impact both music creators and fans in big ways. No matter what you do, you will need to understand how the economy has changed so that you know how best to manoeuvre through the change.
Quality Music Is the Key
With it all said and done, quality music is still one of the most important factors associated with the music industry. Even in a post-COVID-19 world, you will need to ensure that the music you’re creating is something that people will want to hear. Make sure you understand what people want, or else you run into the issue that many artists did during the pandemic of creating music that people did not want to hear in a changing world.