Pandemic, Force Majeure Clauses and Insurance In The Music Business

Following the cancellation of SXSW and thousands of concerts across the US and globally, artists and music companies are struggling to understand the often forgotten “force majeure” clauses in their. Continue reading

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TUES. BRIEF: Spotify Adds Radar, Personalized Home Screens • SXSW Layoffs • Led Zep Wins • More

TUESDAY 3.10.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above READ HERE

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MONDAY BRIEF: SXSW Cancellation Fallout • WMG India Launches • Megan Thee Stallion Sues Label • More

MONDAY 3.9.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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OFFICIAL: SXSW CANCELED

South by Southwest 2020 has been officially canceled, Austin city officials announced on Friday. The decision came as an increasing number of participants, including, UMM, Sony, WMG, Apple, Netflix and. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: SXSW Updates • Record Store Day Releases • Pex + Dubset • More

FRIDAY 3.6.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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Apple, Netflix Join Companies Pulling Out Of SXSW 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

Apple and Netflix have joined a growing list of major companies pulling out of SXSW 2020 over coronavirus concerns. The annual event will draw several hundred thousand participants to Austin, Texas. Continue reading

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Bandsintown Names Six To Big Break Emerging Artists Accelerator Program

Concert discovery and marketing platform Bandsintown has named a new round of six emerging artists to its data-driven Big Break accelerator program. Since 2017, Bandsintown has looked for new artists whose live music. Continue reading

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Calls To Cancel SXSW Intensify As Facebook, Twitter Pull Out, 30K Sign Petition

The pressure to cancel SXSW over coronavirus concerns intensified this week with Twitter and Facebook issuing corporate travel bans including the gathering set to begin on March 11 and run. Continue reading

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Coronavirus Concerns Consume Live Music Industry

Live music, from club shows to major concerts, is beginning to feel the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Live Nation and other live music-related stocks took a beating last week. Continue reading

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Today Is Last Day To Submit To Showcase At SXSW 2020

Today, Friday October 25th, is the last day to submit to perform at an official SXSW showcase.

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