I cannot believe we're coming up on one year since the COVID-19 Pandemic began.
2020 was such a hurricane of emotions, fear, panic, anxiety and more that it almost seems impossible to fathom that we now have vaccines that are working to fight against this disease... and working! No one will alive today will ever forget this past year because it changed our world drastically. The last time I remember a global change of this magnitude was the September 11th attacks in 2001, which will have its 20th anniversary this year as well.
If there's anything I have learned in this pandemic it's the importance of health and safety, of course, but also just how important it is to play and experience joy. Joy can be ripped from you and held hostage like a thief overnight and finding again is difficult. It's this precious treasure that all of us possess that has the power to leave us empty when taken away but also give us the strength to find it again in the darkest of times.
The Pandemic is not over and won't be for a while and wearing a face mask may have a permanent place in worldwide society now but at least we are on the side of history where a vaccine exists. A year ago, we were frantic, consumed in fear and uncertainty -supplies were hard to find, stay-at-home orders were about to begin in full force around the globe, and we'd watch as the numbers grew and grew until somewhere in the middle of it all, we found a way to survive.
☀️ The sun has begun to peek through the clouds as Spring starts to show itself in the blooming daffodils, tulips, and clovers proving that life really can begin again. Where I live, a vicious ice storm ravaged my city and destroyed trees, houses, power lines, and more.
Now, the landscape looks beautiful and blossoming. If it weren't for the tree limbs noticeably absent, their scars still etched on the vegetation, it's as if any destruction hadn't happened. Renewal. Revival. The warmth of the sunlight pours into every shrub, tree, and animal signaling a positive change can come when the war is over.
Maybe, it's time for us humans to follow suit? We honor and remember the over 500,000 Americans killed by this disease. You will always be remembered as more than just a statistic and as the friends, family, brothers, sisters, mothers, grandfathers, and more that each one of you were.
We can't go back, but maybe we can begin to let the light in to start a new future.
While I don't normally do follow-up videos so close together, given the response to my last video on hate comments both on and off youtube -I had to do a part 2 asap. I know hate comments get tiring to deal with and they can be really hurtful. So here are some more tips for you on how to best handle them if you find yourself on the receiving end of some.
This week we're talking about some brand growth strategies for 2021 in music with some tips on how you can successfully market yourself! Things changed a lot in 2020 so let's set you up to dominate your niche this year by using things like TikTok and The Process of Trend Selection! Make sure you check it out!
Have a great week!
This week on my YouTube Channel I'm sharing some tips on how to write a love song! Valentine's Day is just around the corner so make sure you watch this video if you plan on writing something special for your special someone. 🥰🌹
Have a Happy Valentine's Day this weekend!
~ JONATHAN MILLER🌙
PS: CLICK HERE to check out a special VALENTINE'S DAY Playlist I curated on Spotify!
TikTok is one of the biggest social media platforms in the industry and it's taking indie artists from zero to successful OVERNIGHT. As someone who has grown their audience on TikTok, I want to help other musicians get their music on their ASAP to increase their odds for more streams and views!
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~ JONATHAN MILLER🌙
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As many of my fans know, I've been writing my next album for a very long time.
Even though I've released numerous singles and an EP since then, it's technically been almost 5 years since my last studio album came out!
I'm a bit of a Psycho and I do all this work myself (which is not something I recommend 😅.) I don't have a manager or PR Team or anything like that. I'm the producer, mixer, sound engineer, writer, etc of all my music. That's on top of researching and script writing for YouTube and TikTok as well! I might also be up to a few secret projects as well. 😉
This means I'm going to need some patience from you.
I'm going to be hard at work on this album to make it the best it can be, which means it still won't be out for quite some time. My workload is much heavier than it was on my previous album, "5" but I promise you it will be worth the wait.
If you can be patient with me, I can definitely tell you we won't be bored in 2021.
I have a few tricks up my sleeve and I can't wait to share them with you when the time comes!
Figuring out your branding as an artist is not an easy task. It's hard to find that unique quality that makes you shine but once you do -it's magical! So here are some ADVANCED TIPS to help you cultivate that unique quality and really SHINE as an artist!
Being an artist online means being vulnerable... which ultimately leaves you open to unwanted critique and hate. Plain and simple -it hurts. Plus, any response you want to give feels "wrong" or sometimes it feels like there's no winning.
I know how it feels. Very well.
So here are some tips that will hopefully help you deal with online negativity if you find yourself on the receiving end of it. <3
What exactly is K-Pop? What is a bias? How is K-Pop different from Western Music and what makes it special? Let's dive deep into the world of Korean Pop Music. In this video I'll be providing a spherical look at the genre and industry from an analytical perspective... as well as a fan. This is a genre of music that completely revolutionized my dreams as an artist. Make sure you check it out!
PS: 🎧 As a Special Bonus, I also created a Playlist on Spotify to coincide with this video! It features over 10 HOURS of K-Pop Music, most of which has inspired my own music over the years! CLICK HERE to check it out!
I think we can all agree that 2020 was something else but in spite of everything, I feel like good things are still on the horizon.
Maybe it's the optimist in me? Maybe it's simply being hopeful. It could be a combination of both but the fact is I feel it. 2020 was a dark culmination of an even darker last half of the 2010's. In my comment sections and in real life, I sense a lingering sense of hope in the air. Everyone remains scared of acknowledging it out of fear of "jinxing" the moment, but it's there. Just waiting for the right time to come into people's hearts.
Even as I write this while domestic terrorists storm the Capitol Building here in the USA.
I admit, it feels strange to write about hope during a time of disgrace and great sadness but for some reason, I don't feel as scared and beat down as I did one year ago. How could that be? It's just as terrifying! Why do I still feel such a sense of hope?
It's a question I know will be answered as time continues.
Life is just a series of chapters that we run through searching for the answers to plots unfinished.
So, if hope is truly in the air, where will we run to next?
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