HMV Slated To Partner With Luminar

HMV is one high street music chain that has thus far survived the decimation that has killed off Zavvi, Fopp, and other music retailers, and Luminar is a behind the scenes operator of a large…

Live Nation’s SEC Filing On TKTM Merger

Live Nation’s shareholder’s have voted to approve the merger between their company and Ticketmaster. You can read the SEC filing here – the news was at first positively recieved, but now indications are that the…

Putney Half Moon Saved From Closure

As the established venues are finding it harder to make ends meet, and we look over the precipice of the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, anticipating the big splash that will be made in the mainstream live…

Good News For Live Music Fans – UK Set To Relax Licensing Laws

Licensing laws look set to be revised, after an announcement on Dec 31st by licensing Minister Gerry Sutcliffe. Prior to the last licensing review, when 24 hour alcohol licensing was introduced, a license was not…

Live Nation and Ticketmaster Edge Closer to a Merger

Hypebot reports that the US Justice Department is close to a positive ruling on whether or not to allow a merger between live music giants Live Nation (LYV) and Ticket Master (TKTM). The deal has…

Jarvis Cocker with Florence and the Machine

Pulp are one (were?) of the best live bands I’ve ever seen, second only to Glass Shark, who are also defunct now, so it’s nice to know Jarvis can still rock it live. He’s the…

Play next year’s UK Festival Circuit

You should by now be thinking of how you’re going to manage your band’s triumphant rise to fame over the Festival Season next summer. To make things a little easier for you, we thought we’d…

I Fight Dragons – Self funding in the modern market

You’ve got a great band together, some great ideas, you’ve polished your performance, you’re happy with your sound and you’ve got the perfect 15 tracks to lay down on the debut album that’s going to…

Fat Freddy’s Drop return to the UK

I’ve blogged about my love for Fat Freddy’s Drop before, and lucky for you, they’re back in the UK later this month for two dates: the Hammersmith Apollo in London on the 30th, in Manchester…

Artist Registration opens for the Great Escape

Billing itself as “Europe’s leading festival for new music” Brighton’s 3 day festival in May has just opened its artist registration page, hoping to attract new bands to play at their May 2010 event. While…