Christmas is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year and everyone is upping their game to ensure they get to most out of their holiday marketing. Whether it’s creating festive themed music or hosting an event it’s important to be active throughout the holidays, music is huge this time of year so get out there and have fun. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you end 2018 on a high.
Social media content is likely a big part of your marketing already but there are definitely some fun, festive things you can do to get in the spirit. Changing up your graphics is a great way to add something new to your brand this time of year, use snow, wreaths or Christmas trees throughout your social media platforms, fans love to see their favourite artists getting in the mood for Christmas.
Create videos or do live streams throughout December, you can do Christmas themed Q&A’s or some covers of your favourite Christmas songs. Get your fans involved with your content; le
We’ve all felt that spark of inspiration, your mind is flooded with new thoughts and ideas and you can’t wait to get started on a new project. Although we go through moments where we lack inspiration when we do it’s very easy to sit down and start writing every lyric or sound that comes to mind, the hardest part is seeing it through.
The battle we have with ourselves is a difficult one when writing songs, is it good enough, is it worth finishing, do I still have that spark that I had in the beginning. Finding that motivation and belief in ourselves is vital to finishing any project and the more you do the better you get at it. Of course that much easier said than done but hopefully some of the tips will help you on your way to completely that song.
I always encourage musicians to take note of anything that comes to mind, inspiration can go just as fast as it came so it’s important to get it all down. With that being said try to reframe from starting any new projects,
We’ve covered a lot of topics surrounding song writing and breaking into the music industry but not everyone feels they want to start with an original song. It takes a lot of confidence to record and release something completely your own, people have strong opinions and it’s perfectly fine if you want to start of slow. Many musicians start off releasing covers, it’s much easier than performing an original but still allows you to get a feel for things and how an audience may react to your voice.
There is however a few things you will want to work on when recording a cover to allow yourself to still stand out rather than simply being another video within the enormous collection of covers released online. As nice as it is to hear a variety of different versions of your favourite song audiences want to hear something different, something creative. Here are a few tips on how you can make your cover stand out amongst the rest.
Starting with the song itself, if you’re an
Deciding which career to pursue is difficult for many of us, the biggest part being that we don’t want to waste time on something if it isn’t the right choice. For some it’s not worth a second thought and they know exactly what they want to do but for those who are unsure it can be a disappointing cycle of job after job. Ultimately we can never really know until we give it a go but hopefully these tips will help you decide whether or not music is the one for you.
Music is part of a creative industry and with any creative role it takes passion and a sense of connection to create something meaningful. Music needs to be more than just a catchy tune, it needs to draw you in and make you feel all kinds of emotions that can inspire you. We make music not only to express our own thoughts and memories but to allow our audience to do the same. If you want to write and produce music that will resonate with your listeners and have meaning then music may be the perfect career for you.
Performing isn’t for everyone and we’ve spoken a lot about other musical based roles within the industry that you can follow as a side job or instead of being a performer. We wanted to discuss this further and offer up some other ideas if you want to make music but not perform.
The idea of performing in front of a crowd can give any introvert anxiety but you don’t have to give up music because of it. You are in every way a musician as the one on stage; you just have to find the right role for you.
Creating music for advertising is a great way to release your music without performing. Writing for adverts is a part of marketing and promotion so it’s important to understand it’s not just about music but about managing consumers and how your music will draw audiences in to buy the product. Unfortunately writing music for advertising isn’t always a musician’s first choice; the general idea is to create a catchy tune for a product in order to sell it whilst generally stick
We’ve spoken a lot about songwriting and how difficult it can be to write when you’re feeling unmotivated, if you haven’t already make sure you check out our other songwriting guide because we will be giving you a few more tips for songwriting when you’re having writers block.
Every songwriter goes through periods of deflation, when anything and everything you write just doesn’t seem to cut it but hopefully we can help you get back on track and inspire you to write your next hit song.
If you’ve been sticking to the same old routine then you probably haven’t been challenging yourself and instead you have been playing the same material over and over. It’s great to have a certain style or sound that defines you as an artist but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin to incorporate something new into your sound to freshen things up slightly, you might find that it brings some new inspiration.
Take a moment to think about your songwrit
If music isn’t your full time job trying to find time to practice can be difficult but not impossible, there are many different ways you can make the most out of your time to improve your musical ability. Whether you’re on your daily commute or doing the food shop you can always find time for music and you don’t necessarily need any equipment.
The first thing you can do is exercises, whether you’re a singer, pianist or guitarist any time you have a couple of minutes when you don’t need your hands you can use finger strengthening machines to practice and of course if you’re a singer you can practice your vocals. This can be on the train, during your lunch breaks or when you’re waiting in line.
If you’ve got a busy schedule you probably feel like you never have time to write but I assure you there will always be an opportunity. If it’s not during your lunch breaks then it can be on the bus or train, if you’re dedicated to music then you won’t mind using this time to wr
Songwriting is a difficult one to hack, in your eyes your songs may be great but most songwriters hope that one day others will hear their words. It’s likely that throughout your musical education you’ve learnt a little about songwriting and I wouldn’t discourage you to attend classes, but ultimately there is something’s about songwriting that you will have to discover for yourself. Hopefully we can give you some helpful tips and tricks if you’re still struggling to write.
You’ve probably been told over and over to never stop writing, and I would also encourage you to write everyday even if it’s simply a line or two. Much of the time nothing will come from what you write but getting the practice in and getting used to the techniques is vital, if you’re serious about making a living you need to constantly work at it even if you aren’t feeling it.
You can learn so much from taking the time everyday to put pen to paper and writing down anything you make be thinking or f