We are closer than we have ever been before.

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Last night I jumped on Instagram and joined Billie Eilish streaming live as she connected with 285,000 fans. This morning I joined Justin Bieber, as he goes live everyday on the gram talking to at least 64,000 of his fans.

Fans are reaching their idols and feeling connected like never before. There are tears and laughing and basically the whole thing is epic.

In an article written in Billboard Magazine, famous DJ’s, including Rufus Du Sol, Duke Dumont and Nina Kravitz spinning in their studios and homes suggests it might be more engaging than DJs livestreaming from a music festival.

Although the live element is missing, something extraordinary has happened to the music industry, connecting on a deeper level has saved us.

One World: Together At Home raised a total of $127.9 million, providing $55.1 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and $72.8 million to local and regional responders. 

Having artists and livestreams at our finger tips like this is almost the new norm.

So, to stay on top of your game, here are 4 ways to stay motivated and connected in the industry whilst in isolation;

  1. Nurture your network – reach out to people you have worked with, played gigs for, booked talent and say a simple hey. There is no harm in checking in with people and suggesting a zoom catch up. I have done many!
  2. Plan out your next chapter intentionally – whats next for you? Use this downtime to really think about what you want as an artist, a manager, a business person and focus on building in quality down time when all of this is back in full swing to stay on top of it all.
  3. Stay fit and keep some routine whether you do one walk a day, or some form of self care, integrating this into your day helps you stay sane and focused. I find a 20 minute walk, phoning a friend and meditation is key. Get a coach or buddy to keep you on track.
  4. Take a leap of courage and eliminate what is not working for you – now is a great time to eliminate anything that you have been putting off. Get into the best possible shape both mentally and physically, explore what you would love to create post virus.

I respect everyone who has adapted to this change and I hope we can use this as a way to remain more connected and inspired and keep doing what we love.

Until then, lets have a coffee on zoom!

If you are suffering major anxiety or depression please reach out to:

Support Act – 1800 959 500

Beyond Blue – 1300 46 36

Backline – Fill out their on line contact form to be connected with a case manager

MusiCares – Fill out their online form to be connected with a case manager

Help Musicians – mmm@helpmusicians.org.uk

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Nancy Lipman has a career spanning over 20 years in the music, media and corporate industries identifying, developing, coaching and mentoring high-calibre talent both locally and internationally.

A DJ, personal development and business guru, Nancy has run her own successful artist agency since 2011. Strategically and intuitively understanding her clients, with laser like focus on wellbeing, Nancy is on a mission to create positive, successful careers for artists in the music industry.

Nancy is the founder of WingWoman, a coaching and mentoring company supporting the business and personal life of an artist in the music industry.

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