How Can Artists Stay Productive During Quarantine?
This may be a question you’ve asked yourself, day after day, for the past couple of months. It’s so easy for one Netflix show in the morning to turn into five by lunch. It seems as though there isn’t much of a point to create if you can’t get out in the world and perform.
We get it, but we refuse to believe it! There are plenty of ways you can stay productive during a time like this. Think about it, you are forced to stay inside and are given more time than ever to hone your craft. Throw unlimited internet access into the equation and the sky’s the limit.
Here are a couple of ways you can stay productive during this madness:
Get Into a Routine
It’s very important to develop a cadence since there is no daily directive. Even if you are not recording or writing a song every day, it is important to push yourself to at least work on something music-related. A routine will not only provide comfort but it will make sure your creativity isn’t stifled.
Learn a New Program or Instrument
There’s always one program or instrument that we never got around to learning that we know we would love. With all this free time, take a swing at playing the piano if you’re a guitarist. Take a swing at recording in Logic Pro if you aren’t used to music software. Consistently adding new skills to your repertoire is always the right move!
Engage with Fans
How lucky are we that we have the internet during these crazy times? We are stuck inside, but we are connected to each and every person out there who is also stuck in their homes. You, just sitting there, have Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok at your disposal. Take some time to live stream on one of these platforms or use your device to comment on fellow musicians’ posts. Just get out there!
Take a Course
There are plenty of online courses around music right at your fingertips. Don’t let them go to waste! Linkedin offers courses by music’s top executives. Masterclass offers courses offered by music’s biggest producers. Make use of what is available to you and enhance some of those skills!
Lastly….. Relax. Creativity will not come to you if you are stressed or preoccupied. Take things one day at a time. Hopefully these tips will help you to stay productive during quarantine. Be grateful that you have your health and be happy with your ability to create when and if you choose to 🙂