Why Taking A Break From Music Can Sometimes Be A Good Idea
Many musicians and others working in the music industry are, like it or not, finding themselves taking a break. With shows cancelled across the board, and the future looking decidedly uncertain, things are in a bit of lull. That said, were it not for the financial repercussions, taking a breather from music isn’t always a completely bad thing.
In this post from MusicThinkTank, contributor Ethan Harrison Smith looks at why taking the occasional break from music can, in some ways, be a good thing.
“If you decide that it’s time to take a break from your music career, you’ll likely find that going cold turkey is a lot harder to do than you may have expected. Downtime tends to make us more creative and new ideas will likely pop into your head, anyway.
For a songwriter, creative inspiration could come in the form of the perfect song idea coming out of nowhere that you’ll be compelled to sit down and flesh out. Taking a break from music could also lead you to think of some creative marketing campaigns you could implement with your next album. It could also lead you to think about how you could add more excitement to your next live show or tour.“