Are you an established DJ? If so, then you know the importance of staying on top of trends to keep your audience engaged. DJs have it harder today due to covid restrictions, so can DJs still perform at large events? In this post, we’ll talk about the new trends of 2022.
Tik Tok DJ Hits
If you want to engage your audience, then you’ve got to know where to find them. If your target audience is Gen Z, then posting on Tik Tok could engage them. Tik Tok shares music all the time and many go viral. DJs can utilise this platform and stay on top of trends by searching for the most popular/ viral music at a certain time.
Other music apps like Spotify also tell you the trending music of the month/ year. Knowing the trending music can be a big advantage to DJs because their audience will enjoy the music.
Tik Tok has made mash-up music and beat drops popular as everyone seems to be doing it on the platform. Some DJs say that Tik Tok has revolutionised the remix. If you are a new DJ, Tik Tok is the perfect place for you to jumpstart your career off it.
DJs are creating new beats all the time to differentiate themselves from others, but what are the mainstream beats? Often DJs produce Afrobeats with a blend of tropical and tribal beats. Vocal melodies are becoming increasingly more popular. But that’s not the only thing that’s becoming more popular, Baile Funk is increasing in popularity as dance festivals and nightclubs are opening back up after covid restrictions. Depending on what your target audience is interested in Korean Pop has made its way over to England. Korean bands like BTS and Blackpink have toured globally, so keep your eye out for Korean Pop. However, not everyone likes this genre of music.
Other music like Slap House has been very successful. One track from Dynoro made so much success that other producers tried to copy him. Due to this growth in Slap House, the genre became trending for a while. It’s very important to stay or move to a trend because it can boost your audience.
Virtual DJ Programmes
After Covid struck the world, people have gotten used to virtual events like zoom calls, virtual interviews, concerts, etc. This created a rise in the popularity of virtual events. Beginners took virtual lessons and audiences watched virtual concerts. Due to the growth, this became a trend for DJs to broadcast their new content. Virtual DJ programmes and concerts can bring in a new audience in 2022 which can benefit DJs in many ways. A good tip for DJs is linking social media accounts to live concerts and events.
Covid Restrictions for Large Events
At the time of writing this blog, large scale events like festivals and nightclubs are allowed in the UK. If you would like to find out more information, click here to visit the government UK covid restrictions.
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