MelodyVR will acquire Napster music streaming service

The acquisition signals the first move towards a significant music streaming service that will integrate immersive live music offerings. MelodyVR, leaders in the virtual reality music industry, have announced their acquisition of Rhapsody International which…

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,…

UK’s live music industry warns of “complete collapse” without government support

Whilst the UK are re-introducing many parts of the economy that were shutdown by COVID, the events industry is set to be the last and faces severe damage. Restaurants are back open, hairdressers are back,…

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…

RouteNote Sessions returns with Flòralyn’s gorgeous harp cover of Bonobo’s ‘No Reason’

RouteNote Sessions is back with an incredible new series of videos from Flòralyn’s amazing set at last year’s RouteNote Sessions gig. Last year, before the Coronavirus forced us all to take a painfully long break from…

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…

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…

Glastonbury festival warns they’ll “seriously go bankrupt” if they cancel 2021

2020 has been a devastating year for live music and festivals around the globe and a world favourite warns that a repeat could kill their livelihood. It’s been a circular news cycle the past few…

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…

Music Venue Trust call on the UK Government for £50m funding for venues

Music Venue Trust has raised £2 million in the UK for venues who face permenant closure due to COVID-19. Now MVT request urgent help from the Government. Since launching the #saveourvenues initiative in April and…