Support for UK music festivals is set to be discussed by MPs in a new inquiry.
After the Digital and Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage, announced last month that the government was "doing everything we can" to support the UK's live music industry, a new inquiry has been launched to examine what support is needed for festivals to return safely in 2021.
A campaign has been launched to save 30 venues from permanent closure in the UK.
The UK’s Music Venue Trust launched the #saveourvenues campaign back in April, to raise funds and highlight the challenges faced by small music venues and clubs amid the coronavirus lockdown. Despite various other compaigns, and a number of donations, some venues are still at risk, and MVT have revealed a new campaign titled Traffic Light to focus on 30 criticial venues which are at risk of closing their doors forever.
English record stores have shared plans for trading during lockdown.
Following the start of the UK's national second lockdown, which came into force midnight last night (5th November), a number of record stores have outlined their plans to keep trading throughout the current closure of physical, non-essential shops.
Recording studios and music video productions can continue operating during lockdown, the government has confirmed.
Following confusion amid the UK's new national coronavirus lockdown, which came into force at midnight last night, November 5th, the government's department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has shared new guidance and answered key questions surrounding events.
Goldie has donated a custom Fender guitar to The Big Issue’s art auction.
Joining up with award-winning magazine and organisation, The Big Issue, UK drum & bass pioneer and artist, Goldie, has donated a customised Fender guitar titled the “Splattocaster" to the forthcoming The Big Art Auction.
Glastonbury festival will reportedly go ahead in 2021.
In March, along with most events and festivals that were set to take place during 2020, legendary Somerset festival Glastonbury made the tough decision to cancel this year’s edition, sharing in a statement that it would be an “enforced fallow year" for the festival's 50th anniversary.
D Double E has released a new album.
In September, Newham Generals co-founder and legendary MC, D Double E, revealed details of a 12-track follow up to his 2018 debut solo album, 'Jackuum'. Announced alongside a single featuring Kano, D Double has now shared the full album: 'D.O.N.'.
Released last Friday, 23rd October, via his own Bluku Music imprint, 'D.O.N.' features tracks from D Double alongside the likes of Giggs, Ghetts, JME, and Ms Banks.
Arts Council England has expanded its creativity grants to include DJs, sound engineers, lighting designers, and more.
As part of the continued funding schemes for the music and creative industries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Council England has announced that applications for Developing your Creative Practice (DYCP) are open as of today, Thursday 15th October.
Some of the leading music industry bodies have shared a supplementary guide for festival organisation in 2021.
As the music industry finds new ways to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Events Industry Forum, Association of Independent Festivals, and Association of Festival Organisers has joined forces with Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Public Health England (PHE) to create the guide for festivals in the future.
Dizzee Rascal has been awarded an MBE.
London rapper Dizzee Rascal, who is set to release his seventh studio LP on the 30th October, will recieve an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.