Coronavirus has changed the music business due to lockdowns and social distancing. Global News Ink will be interviewing artists from the award-winning dance music promotions company Sobel Promotions (www.sobelpromotions.com) to learn how the music business is being altered by the global pandemic.
Billboard Charting Remixer Peter Tanico, better known as E39 out of Florida, gives his thoughts.
What was the last thing you did musically prior to Coronavirus lockdown?
I was was working on remixes. The last one was for Sobel Promotions. It was the latest from Jay Cee.
What are you doing musically now?
I have been trying to remix but my inspiration & motivation has been taken over by anxiety and stress. The music industry has essentially shut down. New releases are on hold and no one seems to be interested in new music right now.
We were told things will never go back to the way they were prior to
Coronavirus until we discover a vaccine. If social distancing remains, what do you think the future of the music business would look like?
Until clubs and venues reopen to the level they were at prior to COVID-19, the future of music is in limbo. It’s hard to boogie 6 feet apart with a mask on. Clubs are the lifeblood of getting new music out to the public.
Do you have any advice to DJ’s and artists on how to remain relevant and keep their names out there during lockdown?
I think DJs should do podcasts and performances on social media like FB live or something similar and promote the hell out of them!!!
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