Music by Numbers 2020 report reveals music industry’s £5.8bn boost to economy before Covid-19 hit

The UK Music annual report shows impressive growth in the UK music industry before pandemic hit.

Live music in the UK confirmed to get COVID-19 VAT break

The UK’s culture minister has confirmed that a VAT cut to help British industries get back on track will apply for live music as well. As the UK government encourage people to get back onto…

UK Government announce £1.57 billion in funding for the arts

After an outcry from those in the music industry for the Government to help out music venues with the #LetTheMusicPlay initiative, Boris Johnson announced £1.57bn in funding for the arts. In May, the Music Venue Trust…

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…

Apple Music promotes their new UK head of editorial

Ryan Newman has just been announced that he’ll be moving up the ladder for artist relations to overseeing Apple Music’s editorial in the UK. Newman has an extensive history at the forefront of British music,…

Advice and guidance for UK musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

This is going to be a very difficult period for a great many people, especially those who rely on performing and the gig industry for their income. There are lots of performers, artists, songwriters and…

YouTube’s new original documentary ‘Terms and Conditions’ isn’t about what you think

YouTube’s upcoming feature-length original isn’t about pages of legal documents but one of the UK’s most controversial underground music scenes. This week YouTube releases it’s latest in it’s music themed original documentaries. The feature length…

UK Government slashes business rates for grassroots music venues

The government has announced a serious cut in business rates required by 230 small and medium sized venues. The change will apply to all music venues across the UK with a rateable value below £51,000,…

Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK’s top artist of the decade

With 2020 just weeks away we get to look back at an entire decade of music and the UK’s top artist has been named. The Official Charts have revealed their Record Breaker Award in their…

Independent labels take larger UK music market share than Sony, Warner for first time

As the music industry shifts and independents take the power away from major labels, the UK’s music market shows just how strong independent music has become. The latest statistics from the Official Charts Company in…