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…

Spotify adds a button for fans to give money directly to artists

In light of the current situation and the struggles we’re facing, Spotify are helping fans and artists connect and raise money. Yesterday Spotify launched their Artist Fundraising Pick feature to Spotify for Artists. The brand…

Spotify introduce a custom fundraising button for every artist to add

Spotify have launched Artist Fundraising Pick so that artists can add a fundraiser to their profile which fans can donate to. For the last month Spotify having been building a fantastic new addition to their…

Sweet Relief are helping musicians in need in the U.S.

In these trying times many musicians are at a loss, particularly if gigging was a primary source of income. If you’re in the U.S. Sweet Relief may be able to help. With the ongoing Coronavirus…

Live Nation’s boss gives up his $3m salary to help the company cut costs

Not all bosses and big earners are bad, as Live Nation’s CEO & President has proved as the company aims to slash $500m in costs for the year. Live Nation, as a purveyor of live…

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…

Spain has lost their albums chart due to COVID-19

Spain will no longer be tracking or releasing their albums chart for the time being due to Coronavirus’s impact on sales. The impacts of the Coronavirus are without a doubt being felt around the world…

Music Giveaways: Great free apps, sample packs, and software for musicians during self-isolation

Whether it’s for some musical inspiration, the building blocks for your next big song, or just for some fun we have collected a bunch of great free stuff for musicians to discover. We could all…

Is the Coronavirus boosting music streaming?

Social distancing and self-isolating are having huge impacts on our lives – are they also affecting how much we listen to music online? People are spending a lot more time at home now, you can’t…

Support SoundCloud artists with the click of this new button

SoundCloud have added a new feature to help artists raise money either for themselves in these difficult times or for others like charity. Many artists have been forced into a tight spot by the Coronavirus…