The Big Moon sell merch in a pub to avoid venue’s 25% cut
There has been growing unrest from musicians in the UK over the cut taken by venues of the merchandise sales at their concerts.
September 29, 2022
Santigold cancels tour and speaks out: ‘I can’t make it work’
Santigold published an explanation laying bare the challenges that many artists are facing as they return to the road post-lockdown.
September 28, 2022
Ed Sheeran backs Music Venue Trust ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign
Earlier this year, the UK's Music Venue Trust (MVT) launched a campaign to raise £3.5m to buy the freehold of venue properties.
September 26, 2022
UK venue bodies react to government’s energy-relief plans
Bodies representing music venues in the UK have warned that spiralling costs of gas and electricity could put members out of business.
September 21, 2022
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow take Snapchat’s AR tech on tour
Snapchat and Live Nation announced a partnership around augmented reality (AR) and live concerts earlier this year.
September 7, 2022
“Climate change” affecting live ticket sales, says Lyte’s COO
Lawrence Peryer, the Lyte COO who recently appeared on the Music Ally Focus podcast, has made an interesting claim in a Bloomberg Soundbite article
August 30, 2022
Investigation: who’s really selling tickets on Viagogo?
Anti-touting campaigners the FanFair Alliance have teamed up with British broadcaster ITV for the investigation.
August 24, 2022
Bandsintown launches live-music marketing tools for artists
Bandsintown has long been a popular way for artists to gauge demand for their tours and connect with those fans.
August 17, 2022
Energy price rises are an ‘existential emergency’ for venues
"Hospitality operators face average annual bill increases in the region of at least 300%, putting at risk businesses and jobs."
August 15, 2022
Spotify tickets: streaming firm tests direct pre-sales to fans (exclusive)
Spotify's latest expansion into the world of live music will see the streaming service selling tickets directly to fans.
August 9, 2022
Live Nation still bullish about live music’s recovery
The company's live business continues to bounce back: it reported $4.43bn of revenues for Q2 2022, up from just $575.9m a year ago.
August 8, 2022
Will Page analyses lockdown’s effect on UK music and predicts bounce-back
Will Page, the former Chief Economist of Spotify, and British collecting society PRS for Music, has brought together some hefty sets of data in order to map the change in UK consumer behaviour around music before, during...
August 4, 2022