It seems like only yesterday we were raising our glasses to a brand new decade. Now that 2021 is approaching, everyone is ready for a fresh and new start-especially artists and musicians. The only thing we can do until 2021 comes is to prepare the best that we can! Here are 5 ways in which you can prepare to get ready for when live music returns in 2021:
It might be hard not knowing when things will be back to normal, but there will be a light at the end of the tunnel soon! Vaccines have been created and distributed. Think of 2021 as a blank slate. Whatever you want to achieve in 2021 is possible. Stick to your goals and keep positive!
This may seem obvious, but it works! What do you want to learn and grow in when 2021 comes? Do you want to work with a new artist? Do you want to start a new album? Whatever it may be, write your goals down. According to science, you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals when they are written down. You can’t argue with science!
3.Be prepared for live shows
This may be tough. As anything can change at any time, it is important to be prepared. Have your applications ready, and make sure you’re keeping in contact with promoters and venues. Start applying early! Nothing will save you more than being first on the list when venues and shows start seeking out clients.
4.Stay connected with other artists
You are in the same boat as pretty much every other artist and musician out there. Why not collaborate? Working with another artist can get your brain juices flowing- especially if you are in a creative block, which is bound to happen to every artist every now and then! This is also a great way to network. You never know what connections other artists have. This is also a great way to mix fan bases, and hopefully increasing your streams in the end!
5.Promote yourself as much as possible during off season
As much as 2020 sucked with cancelation of any live event, from then until normal life- try to promote yourself as much as possible! If you think you’ve done everything you can, keep trying. Up your social media, create a blog about yourself or your band, release your latest song, try youtube, and stream as much as possible. The possibilities are endless in the ways that you can promote yourself and your band during off season. There’s nothing you can lose the more you promote yourself. Check out our tips on how to increase your streaming views.