TikTok Ideas for Musicians

In total, searches on TikTok related to musicians reached 381,000 monthly searches, as of last month, and is growing quickly! Use the Glimpse TikTok tool to see what specific questions and keywords users are searching so you can get in front of them. Views, too, are significant. As of November 2022, views for 'musicians', 'music artists', and 'musictok' total to 4.7 billion.


1. Answer the most-searched questions about musicians on TikTok. Hundreds of millions of people search TikTok each month. Get your content in front of them by using their questions in your video's description and as the spoken hook in the first 3 seconds of the video. For more on TikTok search engine optimization and search ranking strategy, see our full guide here.

TikTok Search Query (Questions)Number of Monthly Searches
What musicians hear in their earpiece?500+
What musicians hear on stage?500+
What musicians do when they mess up?500+
What musicians really do?500+
When musicians get angry?500+
When musicians knew they made it?500+
When musicians get mad?500+
Where musicians meet in la?500+
Why musicians never reveal their trick?500+
Why musicians hate touring?500+
Why musicians dont date?500+
Why musicians and theater kids have bad social skills?500+
Should musicians change their tune?500+
Are musicians better at math?500+
Are musicians trying to tell us something?500+

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2. Make local content about musicians. Lots of users search their local city, here are just a few examples:

TikTok Search Query (Questions)Number of Monthly Searches
Musicians in chicago?500+
Musicians in public?500+
Musicians near virginia?500+

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3. A day in the life of a musician

Share a day in the life of a musician, from waking up and practicing, to performing at gigs, to writing new music. It's a great way to give people a behind-the-scenes look at what musicians actually do all day, and it might just inspire someone to pursue a career in music.

4. Perform a song in a unique location

Unique locations to sing or play your instrument add an element of visual interest to your videos and make them more engaging to watch. Whether it's in the middle of a forest, on top of a mountain, or in front of a beautiful waterfall – unique locations help you to stand out from the crowd.

5. How to get started in music

Many people out there want to get into music, but don't know where to start. This video would be a great way to give them some tips and advice on how to get started. You can help by offering advice to aspiring musicians through your videos - from things like finding the right instrument, to finding a music teacher. Even share what you wish you'd known when you were first starting out and the most challenging parts of being a musician.

6. Tour of your musical setup

Give your fans an inside look at your creative process by featuring your musical setup or music studio. Share a tour of your musical setup – what instruments you play, your recording equipment, and the software or other tools you use. Show viewers how you go about making music from start to finish.

7. Music industry secrets

Fascinate your fans with the music industry's biggest secrets that only a few people know about. Reveal the way hit songs are created, how artists are signed to record labels, or how the music industry is structured overall. You could even interview music industry insiders and ask them to share some of the secrets they know.

8. Collaborate with another musician

Show off your musical skills and creativity by doing a collab with another musician – from doing a cover of a song together, to taking turns in playing an instrument, to writing and recording an original song. You'll hit two birds with one stone: create new content as well as reach a new audience.

9. Music theory tips

Music theory can be intimidating for a lot of people, but it doesn't have to be! Give your followers some tips and tricks to understand music theory – from the basics of notation to more advanced concepts like chord progressions and counterpoint. You could be even more creative by breaking down some of the basics of music theory in a humorous way.

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