MusicPromoToday: How Are DJs Dealing With #Quarantine?
1. How Are DJs Dealing With
#Quarantine? Keep Your Audience
Entertained By Keeping Your
While the battle against COVID-19 has drastically changed all measures around the
world, almost all countries have shut down their borders and have advised people to
stay home and remain in quarantine till further notice. Sure, amidst all the chaos and
uncertainty we’re all facing, famous musicians have managed to keep their spirits
high by manifesting a sense of unity and solidarity to their fans with their
music. Some of these musicians are world renowned DJs who have found different
ways to keep busy while living in quarantine. Checkout MusicPromoToday’s finds
on how EDM DJs are musing while in self-isolation.
2. Take Diplo for instance. The A-list DJ decided to isolate himself from his children
due to the interaction he’s had with “hundreds of people in the past for weeks.” The
American DJ announced that he promises fans nightly livestream sets that they can
listen to right from the comfort of their own homes. If you’re an aspiring DJ, you too
can hold flashy concerts right from your home to keep both you and your fans’ energy
We’re all aware of Swedish DJ Alesso right?! Well, due to his confinement at home,
Alesso has been incredibly active on all his social media platforms. For instance, he’s
been holding Q&A sessions on Instagram and was quick to release a short video
about how to build up a big room track. The clips he posted on his Instagram showed
Alesso joking around by expressing how the track can be created in a few short steps.
He began by finding a few chords and creating “a nasty bassline,” before playing “a
melody with a lot of delay,” and adding “too many layers of the same melody.” As an
up and coming DJ, follow the footsteps of your predecessors and record short clips of
you producing a new tune or dazzling one up that you’ve been working on already!
It’ll make your fans more interested in your tracks and will keep them coming back
for more! When you include your fans in the creation process, they become even
more invested into your craft and curious in the final product.
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Marshmello has also carved out some time in his quarantine to whip together a
brand new mix for his fans. The talented DJ announced on his YouTube, “Hey
Mellogang, I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy during these challenging
times. I put together this mix so you have some music to help you get through your
day. Please continue to care and support those around you in your communities.
We are all in this together.” Releasing new music is crucial right now. As a DJ, you
can show your fans that the art of music and creativity can bring us all together
during a time of despair. Release a new track you’ve been working on but weren’t
ready to release. If you’re looking for a sign, here it is! The time has come for the
world to hear your sound! It’s your time to shine!
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When Alison Wonderland found out about the cancelation of all Red Rock
concerts, the EDM producer from Australia made the decision to surprise fans by
posting the entire set of her 2019 Red Rock Concerts. She took it to Instagram to
make her announcement: “Wow, a lot has changed since Monday when I announced
Red Rocks. So I want to do something nice for you guys!!! So excited to release this
footage from Red Rocks so you have something to watch while there are no events
going on… IN 360!!!” If you don’t have special cameras and gadgets to create a 360
view of your new concert hall, aka your living room, don’t even worry. Give your fans
a tour of your workspace. Show them where your music is created by filming a short
video tour of your quarantined environment! You can also ask them to share their
workspace with you, adding it to their story, tagging you and you can share it on your
own Instagram or Facebook story. It will keep you and your fans engaged as you will
each get a small insight of their everyday life in quarantine.
5. Finally, famous Australian DJ, Flume, is using his time in quarantine wisely by
collaborating with other DJ artists from around the world, remotely. After he posted
6. an invitation to collab on his Instagram, he received messages from famous DJs and
singers about his strategic idea. Some of these artists included Alison Wonderland,
Diplo, Charlie XCX, Halsey, Oliver Heldens and more. We hope you’re all ready for
these electrifying mashups because we sure are!!! You too can collaborate with
different musicians and DJs from around the world. Maybe you have a friend who
produces music in Sweden, or a relative who DJs in Brazil. Take this opportunity and
write to them! Ask them to play music with you. You can either play a one hit wonder
that everyone has heard before, or you can share one of your own songs. You will
drive more people to your page just by collaborating with another artist! The
possibilities are endless! Go for it and expand your already growing following list!
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7. Wrap up
If you’re a DJ who is stuck at home, try doing these 8 things, as well as the ones
described above, to keep your musical passion alive as well as engaging at a deeper
level with your fans!
1. Find artists to collaborate with while you’re in quarantine
2. Set new daily, weekly, and monthly goals to grow your fandom
3. Start an ad campaign
4. Create a TikTok account and participate in viral challenges
5. Start a new musical project and share insight with your fans
6. Update your YouTube description
7. Create a wikipedia page about your overall brand and career as an artist
8. Work on your IG, FB, Spotify, and SoundCloud biographies for more fresher and
up to date content
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Also remember to be safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands. We are stronger