Spotify starts showing ‘Upcoming Virtual Events’ on the app

Spotify list ‘Upcoming Virtual Events’ on the desktop app, recommending live streamed concerts such as iHeartRadio Music Festival via Songkick. Spotify have suggested concerts in your location, from artists you like, based on your listening…

New York state respond to the ban on live music: “This guidance is not new”

After a ban on ticketed events effectively cancelled live music gigs in New York, NY SLA defended their decision saying regulations have been there since the start. Last week, it was reported that no restaurants,…

Tencent Music Entertainment launches livestreamed concerts, over 100m viewers already

China’s huge entertainment brand is counteracting the lack of concerts in a post-COVID 2020 with massively popular online concerts. Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) is the music branch of China’s huge tech conglomerate China. With live…

Indoor gigs will be allowed in England from next month

If you’ve been missing going out to concerts in the next few months then you’ll be happy to hear about socially distanced gigs returning to the indoors next month. Earlier this month the British government…

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…

Live music in the UK confirmed to get COVID-19 VAT break

The UK’s culture minister has confirmed that a VAT cut to help British industries get back on track will apply for live music as well. As the UK government encourage people to get back onto…

Outdoor concerts allowed to return in the UK

The British government have allowed gigs to return but they will have to follow guidelines and must be outside. The British government are encouraging a return to the high street and are even promoting eating…

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…

Kerrang! delays their return to print, future uncertain

British music magazine Kerrang! took themselves off the shelves with the uncertainty of COVID and we don’t know when they’ll be back. In April, renowned rock music magazine Kerrang! decided to pause publication due to…

UK lockdown easing: What happens next for music venues?

The UK government have announced changes to lockdown next month which will see pubs and restaurants re-open but no news for venues. From July 4th restaurants, cinemas, pubs, galleries, hotels and hairdressers will be allowed…