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.
Australian artist Eight Legged Phobia gives his thoughts.
What are you doing musically now?
I continue to produce music and work on new projects in my spare time when I am not in the front lines as a Registered Nurse here in Melbourne Australia.
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?
With regard to our current global situation being COVID-19, the future of music as a whole will change somewhat going forward. I feel that the whole musical landscape will shift to a degree especially now that there isn’t a vaccine available as yet.
The music industry will also feel the effects of COVID-19 like pretty much most industries. Sure, new music will be released, but the flow of release won’t be as intense or comprehensive as it was prior to COVID -19.
The downfall will be live performances and dance clubs as patrons won’t be able to enjoy and fully appreciate music both current and new being performed live or belted out of loudspeakers in a club.
I guess DJs and artists will probably venture into live streaming events via social media platforms and even broadcast television. Watching a live stream of a band play without an audience present will seem weird at first.
I recently saw a live stream of an Australian Rules Football match without any spectators. The stadium was bare. Very bizarre and surreal. Sign of the times I guess until a vaccine for COVID-19 comes into effect.
Do you have any advice to DJ’s and artists on how to remain relevant and keep their names out there during lockdown?
Keep pumping out the tunes. Keep creating new tunes. Promoters and DJs to support producers and artists by promoting their hard work on radio and live stream performances on all social media platforms whether artist or DJ. Any publicity is good publicity. We all need to support each other not only during this difficult period but beyond. I hope everyone stays safe and well. Keep pumping out the tunes. Music nourishes and soothes the soul.
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