After many long months of campaigning on behalf of the DJ industry, and in support of the ongoing #SaveDJEntertainment campaign, NADJ Chairman Fabio Capozzi has received a formal reply from Oliver Dowden MP in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
In the correspondence to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, via Dominic Raab MP, Fabio stressed the urgency of extra recognition and support for those in the industry that have seemingly been forgotten or excluded from existing Government support schemes. Our members, alongside those in the wider entertainment industries, look set for a continued time on the sidelines as many pubs, bars and clubs remain closed or heavily restricted, whilst weddings are capped at 15 people with no reception of any type allowed in Tier 3 areas.
Whilst much of the response delivers confirmation on what we already know in terms of existing Government support, it offers a rare and much-welcomed recognition of the existence of our industry and its contribution to the economy.
Particularly as we are in the middle of a usually busy time of year for our profession and on the horizon of a successful vaccine, it’s more important than ever that we continue to campaign and push for the support that we need. It is essential that our community has the stability to survive until the time that dancefloors can be filled once again, with those who make a living behind the decks doing so once more.
You can do your bit by getting behind the multi-organisation endorsed Save DJ Entertainment campaign. Download the pre-written letter or email to send to your local MP by clicking here. Be sure to include the #SaveDJEntertainment hashtag on your social media posts.
The National Association of Disc Jockeys is here to help you in every way that we can. For any questions, concerns or comments that you may have, do not hesitate to reach out to your local branch network or the NEC.
You can read the full response letter from Oliver Dowden MP below. Please note that information has been redacted for privacy reasons.