92% Of Independent Festivals Face Closure says Association

In a statement that resonates in the US and globally, the Association of Independent Festivals has sounded the alarm, warning of a UK “independent festival wasteland” in 2021 and beyond. Continue reading

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Arthur Live Music Awards 2020 – Full List Of Winners

The annual Arthur Awards, which honor the best in today’s live industry, took place last week in London as part of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). The prizes were handed. Continue reading

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Government Reveals New Post-Brexit UK Touring Restrictions

The UK government’s Home Office has announced new post-Brexit regulations for musicians touring the country from Europe. The new system, which ends the free movement of UK and EU citizens. Continue reading

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SoundExchange says UK, France, Japan, Canada, AU, NL Underpay US Artists $170M Annually

SoundExchange toady filed comments asking the U.S. Trade Representative to take action against six countries that discriminate against American music creators. The six countries – UK, France, Australia, Japan, the. Continue reading

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Free Guide To Post-Brexit Info For Touring Artists Launches

A free independent resource has launched offering accurate information to musicians and other creatives on post-Brexit visas, work permits and taxes. “The aim of this website is non-political and non-profit,. Continue reading

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UK Spurns EU Copyright Directive: Square One For Value Gap In UK

According to recent reports, the UK will be eschewing implementation of the European Copyright Directive, putting it back to square one of the value gap as the country Brexits through. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: 1T US Music Streams • New PRS Chair • See Acquires Starticket • More

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The 1975, Wolf Alice Label Dirty Hits Signs With Ingrooves

Dirty Hit, the hit UK indie label that launched the careers of The 1975, Wolf Alice, Pale Waves and Beabadoobee, has signed an exclusive global digital distribution deal with independent marketing services and distribution company. Continue reading

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Sony Music Launches New Children’s Label Magic Star

Sony Music UK has launched a new children’s entertainment label called Magic Star. Led by former NBC Universal executive Will Speer, the company’s will be to sign and develop artists. Continue reading

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Founder Benji Rogers and A PledgeMusic Staffer Respond To News That Artists Will Never Be Paid

After news broke yesterday that PledgeMusic had $9.57 million in debt and assets worth $25,000 leaving "little prospect" that artists and other creditors will be paid, Hyepbot heard from two. Continue reading

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