As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to develop across the world with detrimental effects on the music industry, we have seen the likes of Coachella, SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, MuseXpo, Winter Music Conference and far more cancelled or delayed. On top of this, as self-isolation becomes a best practice for slowing down the spread of the virus, artists and other creatives will see an impact in almost every facet of their career: gigs, recordings, collaborations, tours, songwriting camps and more.
As an International platform rooted in collaboration and online working, Music Gateway is urging artists to stay motivated and connected during this time of uncertainty and isolation. To help keep the minds of the music industry creative and connected across the globe, they’re offering free accounts to those affected by the outbreak.
Music Gateway’s online collaboration platform has seen thousands of artists, songwriters, producers, composers, record labels, production libraries and music publishers work with other members of the industry globally from the safety of their own home. From collaborating on new tracks, getting signed, writing for new production albums and more, there’s plenty to get stuck into from your home set up.
“Whilst many people are being asked to lockdown physically, it’s really important to us that creatives are still challenged and pushed mentally during this time. Whilst this is not a good time to travel, our system provides an outlet to get connected to someone new and push the boat out. We hope people will use this opportunity to turn it into a positive and get in touch if they’d like to be involved.”
Mark Adams, Head of Artist Development
Get creative and continue your work safely, and if you need more inspiration – check out some of Music Gateway’s collaboration success stories. As creatives, overcoming adversity is something you are well-equipped for. So, look out for each other, check up on your loved ones and remember to wash your hands!