Musicians and creative people all over the globe are thinking of ways to connect with us #TogetherAtHome while social distancing. Social distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with to help to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Check out this list of some social content ideas that are trending right now.
LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE
This is an obvious one, but you can’t go wrong with a video that showcases your talent!
A DAY IN MY LIFE
You can either focus on your life as a musician, or just a regular day in your life. Or do both and have two videos! Some advice for this one: Daily vlogs can be tedious if they aren’t done well. Check out popular YouTubers and see how they vlog, then try to follow their style. You don’t need to film 10 hours of you doing nothing. Try to focus on one aspect of your daily routine.
ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE – BEHIND THE SCENES FROM A PERFORMANCE/MUSIC VIDEO/PHOTO SHOOT/RECORDING SESSION
Show people how you get ready! This is interesting information and people love behind-the-scenes videos.
DIY HOME MUSIC VIDEO
There is no better way to be truly authentic than creating your own home music video. You can use your smart phone, stop motion, drawing, do a time-lapse, whatever creative ideas you have can make a good video.
LIVESTREAM Q&A, OR QUESTION TAG VIDEOS
These are great because they let people get to know you. It’s basically answering questions for people. You could do themed sets of questions, or themed trivia and compare your answers to your fans. There is a whole site of YouTube tags where you can choose one that applies to you.
Did your favorite artist just release a new album? or did you just watch an amazing new series on Netflix? Tell us about it!
DISCUSS MUSIC NEWS
Share your opinion on what is happening in the music industry.
SHARE YOUR INFLUENCES
Talking about your influences will show people your musical roots. This is always an interesting topic!
MUSIC AROUND THE GLOBE
Talk about the music scene where you live and how it compares to places you have travelled too. If you have have personal footage from a concert you went to, share it!
REVIEW MUSIC VIDEOS
Watch a new video and record your reaction to it. You can discuss what you like and don’t like about it. Think about trending topics to be relevant with today’s search criteria.
Create some questions and ask others to be on split-screen video. You can broadcast your split-screen to social. You can ask professional contacts if you want to focus on music, could be a band mate or another artist or you can interview family/friends if you want a more personal connection.
You know how Jimmy Fallon has his wheel of musical impressions? Try something similar for yourself! You can take any gameshow and modify it to your own video. You can play solo or have your friends or band join you! There’s also finish that lyric, guess that song or broadcasting yourself playing your favourite games.
Did you get a new piece of gear or a new instrument? Open it with us! Let us see your excitement. Videos like this are really popular and will help us see what you’re excited about.
Give a tour of your home or a favourite location of yours. Take us on a tour of your studio, writing room, vocal booth, whatever you have that will let us see inside your world for a minute.
RECORD A PRACTICE SESSION
Set a camera off to the side and let us see how it goes! Even if you’re sitting in silence sometimes, people love to see what makes you click.
TALK ABOUT A SONG OR SHOW
Tell us what inspired you to write it or record it. Tell us what it means to you and what you hope we get out of it. What are some fun facts? Tell us about your favourite concert experience. You can also talk about a whole album in general, a music video, new merch, anything you want us to know about! Or Do your own live reaction to a recent livestream or meme you just saw!
What made you who you are? You don’t have to share any tragedies (unless you want to), but feel free to be a little vulnerable here.
TALK ABOUT A HOBBY
I’m sure you do other things besides music, so tell us about it! How did you get into it? How often do you do it? Does it relate to music at all, or are they completely separate and why?
TUTORIALS, MUSIC LESSONS
Teach us how to do what you can do!
SHOW US YOUR PETS
For all the animal lovers out there.
REACT TO OLD SONGS, TWEETS, COMMENTS
Showcase one of your old songs and let us know what you think of it now. Check back on an old video of yours and read through some of the best comments.
SHARE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, SELF-ISOLATION
You can share stories from within your community. You can share ways to encourage health and wellness or ways that you’re coping with anxiety or stress.
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Are you a great guitar player but can’t sing? Things like this will help us relate to you more, and people may have advice for you in the comments.
CREATE A CHALLENGE
Like the Ice Bucket Challenge. Create a video and nominate others to attempt the same. #FeelGoodPhoto is an idea of people sharing some feel good moments in past to help boost spirits.
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
Share your predictions for what the future holds. Might be fun to look back on.
LIP SYNC OR DANCE
Encourage fans to record videos of themselves singing or dancing along to your music!