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…

Live Nation announce cuts to artist fees as gigs return; artists called them out and now they’re backtracking

Live Nation felt the anger of artists earlier this month after announcing they’d cut their fees whilst expecting them to perform as usual. It’s going to be a difficult transition as we return to some…

Over 3/4 of a million people paid to watch BTS livestream a concert last week

With all of their concerts cancelled for the foreseeable future BTS took to the web to HUGE success. Over 750,000 people tuned in to watch BTS’s ‘Bang Bang Con The Live’, their livestreamed online performance….

Australia & Germany reveal how they’ll relaunch live music following Coronavirus

As we approach the midway point of 2020 countries are starting to look at how we’ll rebuild after the effects of COVID-19 and it’s impact on industries like live music. The Coronavirus has had a…

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…

9 out of 10 independent music venues in the US may shutdown after Coronavirus

A new report suggests a shocking statistic that 90% of independent venues in the US may shutdown from lack of business and government support. National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) have published the results of a…

Production and marketing advice for artists in quarantine

While the world is on pause, there’s no need to stop putting your music out there on to the digital market. In a time where human interaction is rare, stay more connected with your fans…

EU provides guide for return to public life, concerts & festivals to be the last

The EU have outlined guidelines for member states to return to normality but unfortunately live music will be the last to return. A new document released by the European Union provides a “roadmap to lifting…

Twitch hires Spotify director to create products for musicians

As lockdown makes Twitch one of the most popular sites in the world, their new hire will help broaden their horizons. Twitch have announced that Tracy Chan will be joining their team as the head…