In the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, we have witnessed certain countries shut down with the means to keep people from obtaining the virus. In South Africa, the president has called for people to remain in small numbers, as not more than 100 people should be gathered in one place. What does this mean for businesses though, more specifically the music business. For artists, bookings form a major part in making profit, these can come in the form of concerts, club performances and more. This week, we've seen a certain number of events become cancelled/postponed, for the artists who are meant to pay off bills and still continues to make a living, what's is the way forward. Euphonik and Reason shared a few tweets on their take on this topic at hand.
Peers & Colleagues...Hit me up privately if you need me to elaborate more. Keep safe and let’s all use the time we have off wisely. pic.twitter.com/zBofppWuT7— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) March 18, 2020
Don’t laugh. This is a real thing Bruv. Do you know how many people something as simple as club pays every week? All those people are affected. There’s no work right now. For a while even. https://t.co/UqbEs2PR6e— #NgiyakThanda❤️ #Azania (@ReasonHD) March 18, 2020
Don’t get me wrong, not all jobs can remedy this problem, however, I can still be a creative director in these times. I can still work and generate content and campaigns. You can still write and document the culture. Others don’t have those options. You feel me? https://t.co/hMAoF8ZZcy— #NgiyakThanda❤️ #Azania (@ReasonHD) March 18, 2020