Hobby Ideas for Music Lovers and How to Get Started

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Are you looking for a new hobby? If you have a particular fondness for music, consider building your new hobby around a music-related activity. You could learn an instrument, start a music blog, or teach yourself how to record and produce music. You never know, your hobby might even turn into a job one day! Pursuing your passion for music is a great way to spend your leisure time. Here are some tips shared by EmmanuelFonte.com to help you get started with your new music hobby!

Choosing a Musical Hobby

When people think about music as a hobby, they imagine playing an instrument or learning how to sing. But there are many other ways to enjoy music in your free time. In fact, simply listening to music is a hobby in itself! Here are some other music-related activities that can make for rewarding hobbies:

  • Collect vinyl records.
  • Start a music blog.
  • Interview local musicians for a podcast.
  • Write song lyrics.
  • Compose and produce electronic music with your computer.
  • Learn to DJ.
  • Collect band merchandise.
  • Teach music.
  • Read artist biographies and memoirs.

Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, you’re always looking for ways to monetize your hobbies. Thankfully, music hobbies are great candidates for monetization. Consider building a business around your new hobby! Making the leap from hobbyist to business owner just requires a few legal steps. For example, you’ll need to register your business with your state and choose a business structure. Creating an LLC could be a good idea if you’re looking to limit your personal liability and gain special tax advantages. As long as you understand your state’s specific regulations, consider getting an LLC on your own with the help of online formation services.

Learn New Skills

Don’t limit yourself to hobbies that you know how to do already. One of the best parts about picking up a new hobby is the chance to learn! Challenge yourself by picking a hobby that lies outside your existing skills and experience. There are countless resources available online that can teach you whatever you want to learn about your new musical hobby. For example, SkillScouter suggests several online DJ courses that will teach you how to hone your mixing skills.

In the beginning, learning a new musical skill will feel very exciting. But you should be prepared to face some kind of motivation dip as your learning progresses. This is where many people call it quits and start looking for a new hobby to try. Make a commitment to push through lulls in your motivation so you can keep learning and improving!

Connect With Other Creatives

Collaborating with other creatives is a great way to advance your music skills and uncover exciting opportunities in the music industry. And if you’re looking to take your hobby professional, collaboration is essential! Music Industry How To suggests a number of ways to collaborate with other creatives in the music industry. You could co-write music, remix each other’s songs, put on a live show together, or create a collaborative Spotify playlist.

Even if you’re not interested in making money with your music hobby, collaboration is great for learning new skills and maintaining your motivation. Look for online music communities where you can connect with other artists. Online platforms offer all kinds of collaboration opportunities, whether you’re looking to find a producer or simply chat about music with like-minded hobbyists.

If you have a passion for music, start experimenting with some musical hobbies! Music-related hobbies are great for exercising your creativity, working your brain, and winding down after a long day at work. Pick up an instrument or head to your local vinyl shop. Whatever hobby you choose, it’s bound to be rewarding!

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Twitter Shares Insights into Music Engagement Trends

Music is a key cultural driver, and as such, it can also be a prominent vehicle for trends, memes, communities, and other engagement.

This means that it should also be on the radar of marketers looking for new opportunities to expand their reach on social platforms – and Twitter is a key medium for tapping into trending music discussion.

Best Use of Audio on TikTok for Brands

TikTok has transformed the role of sound in social media.

Rather than it being an afterthought, for many, music has become the trigger point for the creative process. Creators will now seek out trending songs or sounds on TikTok, and make their content to suit, knowing that’s how it’ll be discovered.

That means that brands also need to consider their audio options in the app, and how they can align with the same trends. According to TikTok’s own research, 73% of users will “stop and look” at ads on TikTok with audio.

TikTok is a ‘sound on’ platform, and creating your campaigns with this in mind could end up defining your ultimate level of success in the app.  

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PocketDrum: Virtual Drumset

PocketDrum is a virtual drumkit that you can take anywhere to learn and play. The portable drumkit provides you with the most realistic drumming experience without the burden of a huge drum set. The Bluetooth enabled sticks connect wirelessly to the AeroBand App so you can jam freely, play along, or learn the basics of drumming. The PocketDrum uses spatial awareness and haptics to make it feel like you’re playing the real thing, you can even play without any noise if you connect your headphones. And to make things even more realistic, each stick vibrates with each hit, with different vibrations based on the bounce of drum and force of the hit. The drums also deliver different sounds based on the force of the hit, allowing you to better control your dynamics. 

iRig Micro Amp

iRig Micro Amp is a new portable, simple and easy to use battery-powered guitar amplifier with app connectivity and a decent enough power of 15W. This thing is perfect for everything from a bedroom or desktop to jamming with friends or street busking. The USB connection allows you to connect an iPhone/iPad directly or to a Mac/PC with the included Amplitube 4 software.

Another cool feature of this item is the fact that you may get it to go using only 6 AA batteries, which would cut your power in half but that still would be enough to get your practice going with reasonable power. It also gets you 3 different analog channels: Clean, Drive and Lead with crisp, rich sound plus all the regular main controls such as bass, treble, and medium. It also gives you the chance to hook up a regular player using a standard jack or set it up with your headphones should you want to listen to yourself more discretely. Well built and with a rugged look the iRig Micro Amp sure is worth a glance.

Kind of Blue 60th Anniversary

In 1959, Miles Davis went to Columbia Records in Manhattan to forge a new style of music improvisation. With the company of other legendary musicians, like John Coltrane and Bill Evans, Kind of Blue was recorded; the greatest selling jazz album of all time. Miles chose to take an interpretive dance approach to improvisation, developing ideas and using space to create his unique style. This new style of modal jazz pushed musicians to express themselves through melodic creativity. Take a look into the history and music theory of Kind of Blue with Sweetwater’s Jacob Dupre (piano/trumpet), accompanied by Michael Patterson (bass) and Sean Parr (drums). Karl Stabnau (alto sax) performs the solo on “Blues For Alice,” as played by Charlie Parker.