Apple Music Kids & Family – new playlists and fresh design

Apple reveal a 105% increase in the amount of people listening to Kids and Family music in the past four weeks on Apple Music. One of the fastest growing genres on Apple Music, Kids &…

Germany’s recorded music revenues increased 4.8% in the first half of 2020 despite COVID-19

Thanks to huge continued growth of music streaming, Germany’s recorded music revenues rose, despite physical media taking a hit during the global pandemic. Coronavirus has negatively impacted a large portion of the recorded music industry…

Music Venue Trust welcomes UK Governments decision to allow indoor performances, but warns much more must be done

After the UK Government eased lockdown rules on live shows in England, Music Venue Trust warns that only a small percentage of venues will be financially able to re-open. Venues were orignally scheduled to re-open…

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…

Music shops re-open in England today as COVID lockdown is eased: Here’s where

Today marks the return of flicking through record bins for those coming back to shops as they re-open across the country. After months of lockdown on non-essential stores, England are allowing shops across the country…

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…

9 out of 10 independent music venues in the US may shutdown after Coronavirus

A new report suggests a shocking statistic that 90% of independent venues in the US may shutdown from lack of business and government support. National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) have published the results of a…

With most summer festivals being cancelled, get ready for virtual festivals

Wireless Connect and Electric Blockaloo are festivals due later this year, coming straight from your bedroom. With a huge amount of the population in lockdown, many artists have taken to social media to live stream…

China’s video streaming platform Bilibili boast staggering numbers

Bilibili has been called China’s YouTube, with millions of content creators and users. Bilibili’s Q1 results show over 172 million monthly active users, a 70% year-on-year growth. Launching as a platform for a niche youth…