Dj in the brave new world
Glimpse|May 2021
The past year has been an incredibly unsettling time for all of us, the world in 2020-2021 is unrecognizable from the world in 2019. Every industry has been impacted in some way by COVID-19, but one of the most affected has got to be the electronic music industry. The industry is built on community, large gatherings of people to enjoy music together.
Manokriti Bedi

The DJs we love flew all across the globe to bring that experience to music fans in clubs and at festivals. Through lockdown the internet was filled with DJs, musicians and partygoers live streaming or making their content to keep the club vibe alive. But offline, there are real concerns about the effect Covid-19 has had on clubs and DJs.

DJ and content writer Uday Bogra speaks about what it feels like to go from packed touring schedules to empty diaries and what it might mean for their careers.

What is the effect of coronavirus on DJs, musicians and clubbing?

The effect is quite similar to a lot of other professions which have been affected by the pandemic. There are no events and gathering happening, so most of the DJs and musicians are finding it hard to get by. Clubs are taking even bigger losses at such times as their sole selling point was focused on social interactions.

Lockdown meant the entire nation stopped going out but what is the long-term future for the club industry?

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