The Global Live Events Industry Lost More Than $30 Billion In 2020

A recent study from Pollstar reports that the live events industry lost more than £30 million in 2020.

YouTube announce their biggest music trends and moments in 2020

Image credit: YouTube The ‘Year in YouTube Music 2020’ highlights YouTube’s biggest music achievements on the video platform in 2020. While COVID-19 has devastated many areas of the music industry such as live events, music…

LiveXLive to acquire Custom Personalization Solutions as they plan to expand into merchandise

Music streaming and live events platform LiveXLive are to acquire 100% of Illinois-based online merch and gift company Custom Personalization Solutions. LiveXLive are looking to expand into the merch business with their latest acquisition of…

Indoor gigs will be allowed in England from next month

If you’ve been missing going out to concerts in the next few months then you’ll be happy to hear about socially distanced gigs returning to the indoors next month. Earlier this month the British government…

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…

Musicians’ Union calls for extension to UK Government support schemes for musicians

With COVID-19 cancelling live events and negatively impacting musicians incomes, Musicians’ Union’s General Secretary Horace Trubridge calls for more financial support and a review into streaming models. UK Parliament’s Culture, Media And Sport Select Committee held…

Eventbrite sued over COVID-19 refunds, accusers saying they’re not taking responsibility

Eventbrite are the latest ticket-sellers to be hit with a lawsuit following the fallout of COVID-19 event cancellations. Refunds for live events and gigs have been a source of immense frustration for venues, vendors, and…

Paradigm Laying Off At Least 100 staff – Coronavirus cripples Events Industry – and even the biggest live talent agency in the world isn’t safe!

Paradigm is laying off over 100 staff because of the Coronavirus. Paradigm has becoming one of the world largest live talent agencies worldwide and it has been hit extremely hard because of Coronavirus. Paradigm employs…

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…

LiveXLive Financials Q1 2019 – Strong Subscriber Growth But Struggling on the Bottomline

LiveXLive Media just announced their Q1 2019 results and it seems like the results are very mixed. Revenues rose from $7.6 million to $9.5 million year on year. Subscribers grow by 50% year on year…