Glastonbury organisers have denied that the festival could go bankrupt.
After announcing another forced fallow year for Glastonbury amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, festival co-organiser Emily Eavis spoke with The Guardian about the future of Glastonbury, denying that the annual Somerset pilgrimage will go bankrupt.
Police mistook pensioners queueing for COVID vaccine with an “illegal rave” last week.
Last Friday (22nd) police attended the Freemasons’ Saxon Hall in Southend, Essex after being tipped off about a ‘rave’, The Echo reports.
A number of electronic artists have signed a an open letter criticising the Brexit deal and its impact on live performers.
Published by The Times yesterday (20th), the letter addresses the Brexit deal and the impact on the live sector. The current deal imposes new regulations, tariffs and visa requirements that musicians and organisations have stressed will cause touring to become expensive and complicated.
A music industry bursary programme, Rip It Up, has been launched for young Black, Asian and diverse artists from the North West.
Brought to life by the likes of Sound City and Off The Record, Rip It Up is a a bespoke bursary programme designed to support 10 Black, Asian and diverse artists and aspiring industry professionals aged 18-25 "to make an impact on the music industry."
UK music and young people's charity Youth Music has opened applications for its Incubator Fund grants.
After announcing the first recepients for its Incubator Fund, which included London station No Signal Radio, Bristol digital broadcaster Noods Radio, London jazz group Ezra Collective, labels Black Acre and Saffron Records, and the UK-based, rap-focused video channel Link Up TV, Youth Music has opened the applications for a second round of funding.
UK ministers have rejected calls to push visa-free touring for musicians.
It had been hoped the final UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, which was reached on Christmas Eve 2020 (just days before new regulations came into place on 1st January 2021), would include special consideration for touring professionals.
A report has shown that online streaming accounted for just over 80% of the UK's music consumption last year.
Coming days after stocks in Spotify hit a new all-time high on the New York Stock Exchange, official figures released by record labels’ association the BPI, revealed that streaming now accounts for four-fifths (80.6%) of the UK's music consumption. The figures are based on Official Charts Company data.
There's a new guide on short-term EU work permits for UK musicians.
In December, the UK and EU agreed a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement, designed to govern the future trading and security relationship between to the UK and Europe following brexit.
The UK Government has been warned that Brexit is threatening a “talent pipeline” for new artists.
At the end of the UK government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee's inquiry earlier this week, Welsh Labour MP Kevin Brennan asked Parklife festival founder Sacha Lord, and Anna Wade, a director from Boomtown Fair, about the impact of Brexit on their respective festivals.
This year’s UK music festivals could be cancelled before the end of January, promoters have told MPs.
The UK government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee began an inquiry into the future of festivals yesterday (5th), alongside the organisers of Parklife and Boomtown, to discuss the likelihood of events going ahead in 2021.