Let’s face it, a lot of us have had the embedded thoughts in the back of our mind. The thoughts on the inevitable return to our way of life and how ready we will be to get back out there and entertain the masses in the way we used to know.
The past 12 months have been detrimental to our industry in the sense that many of us have let go of the reins for a while and focused on other sources of income to keep us going during these ongoing restrictions.
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and to many our awaited return is closer than once thought. While some of us are eagerly waiting for that first gig back, some are also dreading the work that needs to be done in preparation before we can hit that play button once again.“There’s so much that needs to be done, where on earth do I begin?!”
Fear not, Ryan from BPM has a few pointers to follow to ensure you are as ready as can be to get behind the decks once more:
1. DUST OFF THE DECKS
2. TESTING AND SERVICING
3. PAT TESTING
4. CHECK YOUR PLAYOUT KIT
5. REACTIVATE MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS
6. KEEP AN EYE ON TRENDS
7. UPDATE & BACKUP YOUR ENTIRE MUSIC LIBRARY
8. RENEW WIRELESS MIC LICENSES
9. BUY NEW KIT, SELL OLD KIT
11. VEHICLE CHECKS
12. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
13. GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CLIENTS AGAIN
14. NETWORK WITH OTHER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
Read the full article from Ryan 'Lofty' Lockett here*(DISCLAIMER: Be sure to check warranty status with your retailer or manufacturer before undertaking any work on your equipment. Contact the manufacturer if you are unsure of what to do.