Is it fair to ban Jess Glynne from a festival for life for mental health issues?

This week singer Jess Glynne has been a hub of controversy for dropping out of her concert at the Isle of Wight festival last minute. Is the accusatory vitriol in response justified? The weekend just…

Spotify will now ban accounts using ad-blockers

Ad-blockers may clear up websites full of spam but when it comes to legitimate services like Spotify they’re hurting artists and industries. Spotify aren’t going to take it anymore. In an update to their Terms…

YouTube have started banning music videos depicting violence

As what is acceptable on platforms gets drawn into question further, YouTube have worked with UK law enforcement to tackle violent music videos. Following Spotify’s recent introduction of a new policy that aims to restrict…

Spotify are fighting “hateful content” with new policies on their music

Spotify have revealed their new plans to take action against anything on their giant streaming service that they view as hateful. Spotify have outlined their new Hateful Conduct Public Policy which is going to try…

World favourite festival, Glastonbury are banning plastic bottles

Glastonbury is one of the biggest, most notorious and probably the most historical festivals in the world – and they’re going green. Water is a vital commodity at festivals, but plastic waste is destroying the…

Jack White has banned fans using smartphones from his gigs

Jack White has had enough of the panels of light popping up above the crowds heads at concerts as he bans phones from his gigs. A disease is plaguing live music at the moment, the…

Pusha T, Desiigner + more join Spotify in fighting Trump’s travel ban with new songs

Perhaps their most ambitious project yet, Spotify have launched a new music initiative bringing artists from the 6 countries banned access to the US earlier this year to create music with a selection of American…

SXSW acts are cancelling after being banned from entering the US

Trump’s restricted immigration ban is still causing friction across the US as now one of the world’s biggest festivals, SXSW, is losing some of it’s foreign acts. One of the latest acts to be denied…

Spotify launch controversial Refugee playlist in show of solidarity against President Trump’s “muslim ban”

As swathes of citizens and companies come out against Trumps country-banning executive order Spotify are celebrating the some of the music world’s amazing refugees. One of President Trump’s first actions was to sign an executive…

Rammstein Latest Album Banned In Germany

Rammstien’s new album, more accurately the front cover, ‘Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da’ (Love is for everyone) has been deemed as “harmful” to young people and can no longer appear on public display in most…