Red Bull close its studios and cutback on music

Reports claim Red Bull are to sell or shutdown their network of global record studios, as tensions within the company cause its music division to collapse. This comes from a whistleblower in Australia reporting to…

Pitbull will livestream pay-per-view concerts with LiveXLive

After a multi-year deal was signed, international superstar Pitbull will soon start livestreaming paid events and vodcasts with the help of livestreaming and on-demand media platform LiveXLive. With the pandemic continuing to cancel and postpone…

Songkick report “175 million music fans annually” on their platform

According to a recent press release from the company, Songkick currently help 175m fans find concerts of their favourite artists near them. The concert discovery service helps users track their favourite artists playing gigs near…

Eventbrite sued over COVID-19 refunds, accusers saying they’re not taking responsibility

Eventbrite are the latest ticket-sellers to be hit with a lawsuit following the fallout of COVID-19 event cancellations. Refunds for live events and gigs have been a source of immense frustration for venues, vendors, and…

BTS’s label Big Hit Entertainment partner with live video tech startup Kiswe

Kiswe Mobile sign a partnership deal with Big Hit Entertainment to help provide the technology for live streaming concerts. Kiswe Mobile are a video technology startup founded in 2013 that provide the tech behind live…

Apple acquires virtual reality startup NextVR

Apple have bought live sport, music and entertainment VR events host NextVR. It is unknown how much this cost Apple, but reports estimate around $100 million. NextVR work with companies such as Live Nation and…

Live Nation and Ticketmaster face a lawsuit for ‘monopoly’ over the live events industry

Ticketmaster are once again in bad press and with Live Nation in tow they’re looking at a class-action lawsuit. Citing the fact that Ticketmaster’s market share exceeds “70% of primary ticketing services for major concert…

Ticketmaster listens to disgruntled fans, allows refunds on postponed shows

Ticketmaster have reversed on their policy regarding COVID cancellations after meeting the ire of hundreds-of-thousands of customers. The live events industry has been hit hard by the current situation, with all concerts, shows, and performances…

Paradigm Laying Off At Least 100 staff – Coronavirus cripples Events Industry – and even the biggest live talent agency in the world isn’t safe!

Paradigm is laying off over 100 staff because of the Coronavirus. Paradigm has becoming one of the world largest live talent agencies worldwide and it has been hit extremely hard because of Coronavirus. Paradigm employs…

YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Facebook, SiriusXM and Tidal donate to the Recording Academy’s COVID-19 fund to help music professionals

MusiCares Foundation, the non-profit charity from The Recording Academy, has received “millions” of dollars from music services to help artists and other music professionals affected by COVID-19. The fund provides up to $1000 each to…