The Music Venue Trust provide 140 British music venues with much needed funding

140 British music venues have been taken off the MVT’s “critical” list after a rush of donations from fans, artists and music industry professionals. After raising $1.8 million, The Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues initiative has…

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…

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…

Google’s brand new live music platform for artists helps them track and plan concerts

Millions of people come to Google for details and tickets for live concerts and they’re using all that data to help artists and labels out with DEMAND. DEMAND is a new data analytics platform from…

Mixhalo raise $10 million to play live music in your ears at events

We all love live music, but sometimes it’s hard to love the quality of the sound in a packed hall from old PAs. That’s where Mixhalo come in. Mixhalo is a startup that is aiming…

Sofar Sounds raise $25m, but will artists see any of that?

Sofar Sounds are bringing unique, intimate gigs to people’s living rooms and other mysterious locations – but are they for the artists, the audience, or themselves? Sofar Sounds aren’t just a live sessions producer, nor…

Madison Square Garden purchase 12% stake in Townsquare for more live events

The Madison Square Garden company have purchased a stake in media company Townsquare to “drive additional value and growth”. In a big move for the Madison Square Garden (MSG) company they’ve acquired 12% in Townsquare,…

AEG Wins Bidding Process for HMV Live

It finally seems like the HMV Live saga is coming to an end. AEG has been granted preferred bidder status in the race to secure HMV Live. HMV has been trying to find a buy…

PRS: Performing Rights Scam!

The music industry is very confusing at times, even for people within the industry. For musicians who are unsigned or independent it seems a complete nightmare. Who does the unsigned musician signup to? Who do…