Music community take to broadcasting live gigs and DJ sets from their own homes and private spaces

Musicians and DJs worldwide are taking to virtual gigs to reach their audience in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Boiler Room has announced a new live series to be broadcast under lockdown and isolation in a bid to keep people entertained as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

The music platform said new sets from DJs and other artists will be transmitted worldwide from the safety of their own homes and other private spaces.

The streams will come “direct to out audience” and “without the need for interaction with production teams – as we practice social distancing to remove risk from our programming.”

London-based house music label Defected Records will stream 12 hours of house music from Ministry of Sound today (Friday 20 March), with people able to tune in from the comfort of their own home.

DJs including Joey Negro will play live sets, while a crew of dancers from Glitterbox will replicate the atmosphere of a standard night out.

Many musicians are live streaming performances from home. Earlier this week, John Legend after played an acoustic set which was broadcast on social media. The one hour-long free concert, which was broadcast live on Instagram, was organised by the World Health Organisation under the banner “Together, at Home”.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at


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