You need to understand your audience. If you record as a purist, you need to pitch your music to purists - Almost exclusively. Because most of us want to hear pop/rock/blues/hip-hop/indie alt/etc music where everything is tight and in tune
Close your eyes and think of the average night of your favorite artist? They're probably having the time of their (and your) life. They also seem to have a superpower of being immune to the consequential effects of extreme and constant hedonism... I want to point out that this is all in your head!
Even during our current lockdown, we can support other acts. It's as simple as talking! Start today! Pick and local band and follow the crap outta them!
The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It's nothing complicated, so don't feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.
The trick to creating a good music video? Easy, just get incredible people to work with!
All of us complain that we're not getting enough people to come out to our shows. We promote it on Instagram and virtually beg people to come to our gig.I use the word "gig" in a derogatory way. I was careful not to use the word "show" because that is a massive part of our problem, isn't it - we're not putting on much of a show.