At the last count, it was estimated that approximately 4 billion people worldwide were under some form of lockdown. Restrictions related to the Covid-19 outbreak have been in place for so long now that it’s starting to feel like the new norm.
In fact, it’s getting increasingly difficult to remember what life was like before the coronavirus crisis took hold.
Meanwhile, folks who would normally be spending their lives partying and celebrating with other people are slowly going nuts behind the scenes. DJs and performing artists included, who’ve faced the unfortunate reality of millions of gigs being cancelled.
Worse still, we haven’t reached a point where booking any future gigs is a safe option. Until the government makes its mind up about when we can get back to business, we’re pretty much stuck watching the clock and hoping for the best.
All Doom and Gloom?
Attempting to find a silver lining in all the doom and gloom isn’t easy. Nevertheless, it’s worth remembering that as distant as the whole thing may seem, the whole thing will eventually blow over.
When it does, people will want to party like they’ve never partied before.
In which case, you could argue that there’s one serious opportunity on the horizon for amateur and professional DJs alike. People are going to be flocking to live music events in record numbers, clubs are going to be hosting the biggest parties in living history and local events of all shapes and sizes will be held in towns and cities across the word.
All of which will need someone to take charge of the entertainment – why not you?
Here are just a few things you can and should be doing to get yourself prepped for what could be the mother of all-party seasons, once we’ve seen the last of Covid-19:
If you’re stuck indoors with nothing better to do, why not take the time to discover new music? Get yourself online and ensure you’re making the most of services like Spotify and Shazam, which can be great for finding artists and DJs you’d normally have never come across. Find out what’s making waves online, see who the up and comers are, set up your own profile and get yourself involved in the community and even buy gear using the many cost-effective DJ finance avenues.
- Go through your gear
Now could also be the perfect time to go through your hardware setup and your DJ library, in order to identify anything that needs replacing or simply culling. Don’t forget that even if cash is tight right now, there are affordable DJ finance schemes available to spread the costs of major purchases. As an added bonus, some DJ retailers are having their biggest ever sales right now, due to a major (or perhaps total) decline in traditional foot traffic.
No excuses – you’ve all the time in the world right now to polish your skills and take things to the next level. Use online tutorials, take a distance learning course, get yourself some new software – do something to improve your game. You could also try your hand at home production and recording (if you haven’t already) – a great way of passing the time and coming out the other side with something epic.
- Host a party
Last up, why not take a leaf from the books of some of the biggest stars worldwide and host an online party using your own DJ equipment? Use social media to spread the word, get as many folks as you can in on the idea and really make the best of a crappy situation. Along with giving you an outlet and giving those who take part a great time, it’s a fantastic networking opportunity and the perfect way to bring new fans on board.
Remember: Things will get back to normal, but there’s no sense in wasting time counting the seconds until they do!