This one is huge. Ever heard the saying, “two heads are better than one?” Well, that depends on the heads that are involved. But one thing is for sure – it’s a lot easier to be creative when you have someone to talk things through with. Not to mention, they’ll bring some new ideas to the table, too.

There are lots of ways to find collaborators to work with. The easiest one is to pick up your phone, call a friend, and tell them to come over to your studio. If that won’t work for you, try one of these communities:

Local FB groups

There could be groups for your specific genre, meetups that already take place, as well as people looking to jam.

Local Reddit conversations

See if there’s people talking about the DIY music scene in your area. Inspire yourself by checking out interesting shows where you might also meet new potential collaborators with similar interests.


The tried and true. There’s no better way to meet people in your area to collaborate with. This has the added bonus of getting you into the same room as your collaborators! Just make sure to categorize your post appropriately, or you might end up with a different kind of “encounter.”

LANDR’s Collaboration features allow you to get creative in the cloud with your network. Share the tracks you got stuck on, or older ideas that need to hit some new ears. You can annotate right on the track and get real-time feedback without having to mess around with file transfers.