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…

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…

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…

Vevo will phase out their platforms in the wake of YouTube Music

Label-owned music video distributors Vevo have revealed that thanks to new competition they’ll start phasing out their mobile app and website. This week YouTube launched their new home for everything music-based in YouTube Music, a…

This is the last month before Microsoft shuts down Groove music

In case you hadn’t heard yet, Groove Music is closing in a semi-partnership that will see Microsoft’s music streaming service replaced with Spotify. Microsoft attempted to reinvigorate their efforts in the music streaming world over…

Songkick ticketing company plan to stop services after this month

Ticketing Company Songkick have revealed plans to shut down in November following an ongoing lawsuit with Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Songkick was a ticketing platform that gave artists the ability to sell their concert tickets…

Microsoft Groove music streaming service to be replaced with Spotify

Microsoft are shutting down Groove streaming after it launched to replace Xbox Music 2 years ago, teaming up with Spotify for music streaming instead. It was a decent run but Microsoft have announced that Groove Music’s…

Beatport, SFX’s Massive EDM Store Shuts Down All Services Except Downloads

From Friday the 13th this week the major online EDM store Beatport will be shut down in it’s entirety except for its download store after parent company SFX cancels its auction. Beatport has become synonymous…

Live365 Announce That They Will Shut Down On January 31st

Live365, the internet radio broadcasting network, have announced that they will be shutting down. After 16 years of providing a streaming network for over 5000 small broadcasters these broadcasters will now face their potential demise…