Paradigm layoffs, UK worries and more
As much as we’re looking for the positive stories coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, we won’t ignore the other news. US talent agency Paradigm is laying off around 100 of its 600+ employees, and implementing...
March 23, 2020
Glastonbury Festival and Eurovision both cancelled for 2020
Spring and summer music events getting cancelled is now expected, rather than a surprise, but for Europeans yesterday still managed to deliver something of a hammer blow with the cancellation of the 2020 editions of both...
March 19, 2020
UK music industry concerned for venues closing for coronavirus
The COVID-19 situation is certainly fast-moving. Yesterday afternoon, various UK music bodies criticised the British government heavily for advising people not to go to public venues including pubs, clubs and concert venues...
March 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Bandcamp and Musicares join efforts to help artists
Alright then. We definitely want to maintain a ‘business as usual’ aspect to Music Ally’s news coverage, but as you’ll tell from our lineup today, coronavirus is overshadowing a lot that’s happening...
March 18, 2020
Live music affected by latest coronavirus event restrictions
Having said last week that we’re going to try not to stoke your anxiety over the novel-coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with long, scary stories, this morning we can’t ignore the latest developments and their implications...
March 16, 2020
Cocooning, downgrading… what will Coronavirus mean for music?
The short term impact of the novel-Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in the US at least, is this: no big tours. AEG and Live Nation both announced yesterday that they are postponing all arena tours scheduled for March, having...
March 13, 2020
LDH Japan responds to Coronavirus with YouTube concert videos
Japanese music company LDH Japan is putting some full-length concerts on YouTube by its artists, as a way of making up for the cancellation of upcoming concerts due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Those artists...
March 12, 2020
Artist Emma McGann launches a £20 ‘virtual tour pass’
British artist Emma McGann has been a good example of an independent artist willing to experiment with new technologies. She built her audience on live-streaming app YouNow, for example, and also became one of the first...
March 12, 2020
Ultra Music Festival may be postponed due to coronavirus
It’s very early to start making doom-laden predictions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak laying waste to 2020’s festivals season. But certainly those that are earlier in the calendar are facing tough questions...
March 5, 2020
Dance artists get live boost with Resident Advisor Spotify deal
Spotify has a new partner to point its listeners in the direction of local music concerts: Resident Advisor. The electronic-music brand’s event listings will now be incorporated into Spotify, ensuring that the streaming...
February 21, 2020
Dave to top the bill at Apple Music’s first ‘Agenda’ UK concert
Artist Dave was the star of the Brit Awards earlier this week, with his new verse for his song ‘Black’ calling Prime Minister Boris Johnson a racist; drawing attention to the differing media coverage of the Duchess...
February 20, 2020
Music, gender representation and the ‘pipeline problem’
The lack of women nominated in some of the key mixed-gender categories at last night’s Brit Awards was a talking point even within the awards itself. Now Vick Bain, the former CEO of songwriters body BASCA (now the Ivors...
February 19, 2020