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…

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…

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…

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…

The live events industry could lose over $8 billion this year

It’s impossible to ignore the effects Coronavirus is having on the world and the temporary death of the live industry is a grave one. Countries around the world have been going into lockdown for the…

Coachella postponed for 6 months if Coronavirus has its way

Coronavirus is cancelling events all around the world and Coachella are reportedly looking not to cancel but wait half a year to relaunch. As the Coronavirus spreads to countries around the world it is having…

Spotify team up with Resident Advisor to send listeners to gigs

Spotify are looking to drive support for local venues and send listeners to more gigs with Resident Advisors help. Spotify are one of the largest digital music platforms in the world and Resident Advisor are…