Using Technology During Social Distancing

Let us continue to be productive, proactive, and advance our music career from the comfort of our homes.

Lucky for us musicians, there are more options than ever for using technology to create and collaborate. Here are some platforms and applications for musicians looking to incorporate coworking, cowriting, or coproducing

1. Zoom

This is perfect for your video-chatting and musical collaboration needs, Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications. You can use Zoom for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, and telephones.

2. Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is similar to Zoom, providing communication in the form of text conversations and group voice or video calls. You can share multimedia content, and chat with no time limit.

3. BandLab

BandLab is a free social music platform that enables creators to make music and share the creative process with both other musicians and fans. BandLab combines music-making and collaboration tools like the world’s first cross-platform DAW, and social features like video sharing, messaging, and discovery.

4. JamKazam

JamKazam has made it easier than ever for musicians to play live with each other from homes across the internet as if you were sitting in the same room. You can record your performances at the track level, share your recordings, and even broadcast your live sessions to your fans.

5. Sessionwire

Sessionwire is a live music communication platform that lets you interact with and remotely record other musicians into Protools, Ableton, Logic, FL Studio, and other Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).

6. Splice

Splice is a cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform that integrates with key digital audio workstations to offer automated online backups with version control, online and offline collaboration, as well as visualization of the creative process. This is a one-stop-shop for creators to make and share new music together.

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