Study shows listening to music helped the UK through lockdown

Research from the BPI reveals music lifted the moods of 94% of people in a year of restrictions and lockdowns.

Spotify Wrapped for Podcasters reveals over 1 million shows were launched in 2020

We were under no illusion that Spotify’s Podcast platform has seen huge success in the last few years, but Wrapped for Podcasters put these expectations into numbers. Lockdown has been great for both sides of…

Baby Shark is the most viewed video on YouTube

(As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse) Baby Shark take the top spot on YouTube from Despacito, with over 7 billion views. With 7.05 billion views, Baby Shark overtakes Luis Fonsi – Despacito with 7.04…

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…