Fender Has Record Year For Sales Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fender see’s huge increase in sales during pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Guitar Center Files For Bankruptcy

America’s largest instrument retailer has filed for bankruptcy.

UK Vinyl Sales Heading For Best Year In Three Decades

UK vinyl sales hit a three-decade high as sales are fuelled by lockdown restrictions.

5 Ways To Support Artists During The Pandemic

Artists need your support more than ever, here are 5 simple ways to do so.

COVID-19’s impact on APRA AMCOS royalty payments

Image credit: APRA AMCOS The Australian copyright management organisations APRA AMCOS detail the affects COVID-19 has had on April – June 2020 royalties. The copyright collectives APRA (Australian Prudential Regulation Authority) AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright…

Spotify starts showing ‘Upcoming Virtual Events’ on the app

Spotify list ‘Upcoming Virtual Events’ on the desktop app, recommending live streamed concerts such as iHeartRadio Music Festival via Songkick. Spotify have suggested concerts in your location, from artists you like, based on your listening…

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…

COVID-19 may be leading to increased streaming in Japan

According to a new survey, Japan’s transition from CD and downloads to streaming may have increased substancially due to COVID-19. CDs are still the favourite format of Japan, but streaming is quickly becoming more relevant,…

BRIT Awards 2021 gets pushed back to May

Original scheduled for its usual February slot, next year’s BRIT Awards will take place 11th May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This move is to ensure a greater level of safety for the attendees…