Last Saturday I received a DM from an intrigued musician. She was wondering how online performing could be used in addition to “real-life live performances”. Lets answer it…
I’ve talked many times about creating connections and building relationships. Turning passive followers into an active audience. The starting place is usually on social media. But how can you cut through the noise? Ignite a spark of connection?
When you try to appeal to anyone online to be your audience, your content will get lost in the sea of social media. It won’t stand out. It’ll lack the ability to resonate. No one will take action to come and watch your recital. Unless…
83% of musicians surveyed found the lack of income from live streams the biggest barrier to continuing with it.
What is causing dissatisfaction with live stream income? How can it be solved?
How can you make sure your audience can connect emotionally to your performance?
Practise time is spent crafting your interpretation of the music. Each detail is carefully thought through. Translated into physical gestures. You want to know your audience are going to hear every detail. Experience your musical tale.
As a performer, it is easy to see each performance as an isolated event. It begins, it finishes. Then you move onto the next event. But what if you added an extra element. Something that could follow you. Allow you to grow your support.
I’ve seen frowns, squirms and uncomfortable shifting when I approach this topic with musicians.
“It’s all about the music, nothing else.” takes an ingrained stance.
Yet today’s topic is a crucial part of any performance.
You…the music and…
Imagine having 10 people that are willing to support your creativity every step of the way. What would you be free to do? What projects would you create? What recitals would you perform?
It dived through my door. Neon pink. Curved lines imprinted. The Queen as an escort. It addressed me boldly as “Ollie”. Personal and unexpected. Valentines Day had been and gone. My birthday isn’t till April. Who could have sent this? Excitement and intrigue barged into my day.
Your creative work is a crucial way to help people reconnect. To help them explore and process their emotions. But most importantly, to be human.
But how can you start to do this?