The UK Government is "doing everything we can" to support the UK's live music industry, the Digital and Culture Minister has said.
Speaking in a debate at Westminster Hall earlier this week, the Digital and Culture Minister, Caroline Dinenage, said that the government were "doing everything" they can, and that "the government stands with the culture sector" amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Pendulum have shared a live set from a 150-year-old Victorian military fort.
Last month, Australian drum & bass group, Pendulum, shared their first new music in ten years, as well as revealing details of their next live performance: a live stream from the middle of the ocean.
For the special, one-off set, Pendulum headed to Spitbank Fort, a Victorian military fort in the middle of the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.
English pubs will face £1000 fines for allowing dancing, or playing music above 85 decibels, a new coronavirus law states.
Coming as part of the flurry of constant new rules and laws being enforced by the UK government, it's been announced that pubs in England could face hefty fines for playing music loudly and allowing punters to dance.
Supporting the nightlife industry “doesn’t make sense”, the UK Health and Care Minister has said.
In an appearance on Sky News this morning (28th), the UK's Minister for Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, Helen Whately, discussed the next phase of the UK government's COVID-19 plan.
The trailer has been released for a new grime film, titled Against All Odds.
Centered around the story of MC Active, an artist trying to make it in the early '00s grime scene, the film documents his ambitions as well as his struggles, and is the first project to be released by the newly-launched Motown Records UK.
The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has responded to the UK government's new coronavirus restrictions, calling for a furlough extension and continued support for grassroots music venues.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged £450,000 to support grassroots venues affected by COVID-19.
Last month, the UK government revealed the first group of 135 venues receiving emergency grants from a £1.57billion support package for the arts and culture industries.
Now, Sadiq Khan has announced that almost half a million pounds will directly support grassroots venues in London, with over 100 venues battling through the pandemic set to benefit from the fund.
One-third of British musicians could quit the music industry due to coronavirus, according to the results of a new survey.
Recently, a survey conducted with 2,000 members of the Musicians' Union found that 34% of respondents are considering giving up their professional careers in music.
Since lockdown began amid the global coronavirus pandemic, those working in the music industry have been hit with financial difficulties, after being left unable to perform.
AZ Mag have opened the applications for their Creative Fund initiative.
Over the past five years, AZ have created a self-funded, award-nominated online community. Since it’s birth in 2015, AZ, founded by four queer Black women, has developed into an online publication and social space, as well as event organisers, for LGBTQ+ people of colour.