National Hug a Musician Day is celebrated in the USA on November 13th. This is a significant holiday for both music creators and admirers. What would the world be like if we didn’t have the ability to listen or play songs? It’s difficult to imagine! Therefore, we invite you to join the date and hug the musician, showing him respect.
We have not found the person who created National Day, but we can say for sure: he loved creativity. Music has been accompanying people since ancient times: scientists believe that singing appeared long before language skills. Perhaps ancient people sang sounds to communicate with others.
Tools also came from antiquity. For example, drums, shakers… Music was born thanks to them. Strings appeared later, full-fledged orchestras date back in European culture to 1500 years. The possibility of recording arose only in the 1870s, opening up a new branch of creative development for mankind.
One of the most significant events was the launch of the popular MTV channel in 1980. It showed music videos 24 hours a day: some fans admit that they never switched it while enjoying their favorite tracks. Then came the Internet, which is a great way to promote creativity to this day.
According to statistics:
- musicians earn less than 10% of the release of tracks. The rest of the budget goes to recording, arranging, label, advertising;
- about 90% of the talents were not revealed: there are a huge number of people in the world who, for one reason or another, have not become popular;
- there were more paid musicians in the late 1990s than there are now. The fact is surprising, because now there are much more singers.
How to celebrate
Go to a concert of your favorite artist – recharge the drive of the show, dance, sing along to songs. Take a look at his dressing room, get an autograph, hug and tell about the importance of his work. Support talents on social networks, promote unknown compositions so that more people know about them.
When is National Hug a Musician Day celebrated in 2022?
National Hug a Musician Day is observed on November 13 each year.